A new book, titled Group Crisis Support , replaces this out-of-print book.
From the history of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) services to the detailed descriptions of debriefings, defusings, and demobilizations, this book is filled with useful information. It can assist new and experienced stress teams in the provision of timely and effective CISM services. The book discusses psychotrauma and its effects, a rationale for rapid CISM intervention, and reasons why CISD is successful. Entire chapters on the components of a CISM team, the establishment and maintenance of a team, and important elements of troubleshooting are covered. The third edition of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: An Operations Manual represents the latest and most advanced discussion of group crisis intervention ever written. --- from the publisher