Chapter 5. Psychological Interventions for People Exposed to Disasters

  1. Juan José López-Ibor3,
  2. George Christodoulou4,
  3. Mario Maj5,
  4. Norman Sartorius6 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha7
  1. Mordechai (moty) Benyakar1 and
  2. Carlos R. Collazo2

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047002125X.ch5

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health

How to Cite

Benyakar, M. and Collazo, C. R. (2005) Psychological Interventions for People Exposed to Disasters, in Disasters and Mental Health (eds J. J. López-Ibor, G. Christodoulou, M. Maj, N. Sartorius and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047002125X.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 72-74 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece

  3. 5

    University of Naples, Italy

  4. 6

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  5. 7

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Buenos Aires, Avenida Libertador 4944 9B, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires 1426, Argentina

  2. 2

    University of El Salvador, Avenida Pueyredon 1625, Buenos Aires 1118, Argentina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021231

Online ISBN: 9780470021255

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Keywords:

  • mental health care;
  • “disruptive”;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • the 10 Ws;
  • mental immunity concept;
  • concept of “intervention by presence”;
  • psychological debriefing;
  • cognitive-behavioral interventions;
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Paradoxes in Psychological Assistance in Disasters

  • The 10 Ws

  • Psychological Debriefing

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Somatic Awareness Approaches

  • Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy

  • Conclusions

  • References