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Title: Critical Incident Reactions (From Psychological Services for Law Enforcement, P 303-410, 1986, James T Reese and Harvey A Goldstein, eds)
Author(s): C A Baruth; R A Blak; T H Blau; W R Fowler; C J Frederick; W E Garrison; M R Mantell; M J McMains; E Nielsen; B T Reed; R M Solomon; S A Somodevilla; M Wagner; R G Wittrup; M Zelig
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Type: Issue Overview
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Critical incident stress was one of several topics covered at a national symposium on police psychological services sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1984.
Abstract: Behavioral scientists at the symposium discussed the emerging role of police psychologists in pre-critical incident situations, the self-image of police officers, post-traumatic stress, and preparation for critical incidents. A stress model was presented to facilitate the mediation of traumatic events by police officers and to help mental health professionals involved in this process. The model focused on post-traumatic stress disorder and treatment interventions (individual treatment, peripheral victims, and group crisis debriefing). Other symposium participants addressed psychological factors in police use of deadly force, post-critical incident counseling, post-traumatic stress responses to violent crime victims, neuro-linguistic counseling as an optional intervention in post-traumatic incident counseling, post-shooting trauma, understanding and assessing traumatic stress reactions, post-concussional syndrome as a disability factor for law enforcement personnel, and trauma debriefing in the Chicago Police Department. References, footnotes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Police occupational stress
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Counseling; Crisis intervention; Crisis management; Critical incident stress; Illinois; Mental health services; Occupational safety and health; Police psychologists; Police use of deadly force; Police work attitudes; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Psychologists role in policing; Stress assessment; Stress management
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