11. The Role and Nature of Early Intervention: The Edinburgh Psychological First Aid and Early Intervention Programs

  1. Rick Hughes3,
  2. Andrew Kinder4 and
  3. Cary L. Cooper5
  1. Chris Freeman1 and
  2. Patricia Graham2

Published Online: 9 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch11

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support

How to Cite

Freeman, C. and Graham, P. (2012) The Role and Nature of Early Intervention: The Edinburgh Psychological First Aid and Early Intervention Programs, in International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support (eds R. Hughes, A. Kinder and C. L. Cooper), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119943242.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

  2. 4

    Division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UK

  3. 5

    Lancaster University Management School, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society, India

  2. 2

    Adult Mental Health Psychology, East Lothian, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470974131

Online ISBN: 9781119943242

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Keywords:

  • models of trauma support, new understandings;
  • role and nature of early intervention, Edinburgh PFA;
  • traumatic stress reaction, and treatment;
  • role of dissociation, in acute trauma responses;
  • symptoms and syndromes;
  • acute traumatic events;
  • importance of dissociation;
  • rise and fall of psychological debriefing;
  • PFA emergence;
  • E-EIM, three-staged tiered model for early response

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What Symptoms and Syndromes Occur after Acute Traumatic Events?

  • The Importance of Dissociation

  • The Rise and Fall of Psychological Debriefing

  • The Emergence of Psychological First Aid (PFA)

  • The Edinburgh Early Intervention Model: E-EIM

  • The Edinburgh Early Intervention Model: An Overview of the Stages

  • Conclusions

  • References