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Psychological debriefing in cross-cultural contexts: ten implications for practice

Regel, S.; Joseph, S.; Dyregrov, A.

International Journal of Emergency Mental Health 9(1): 37-45


ISSN/ISBN: 1522-4821
PMID: 17523374
Accession: 055271385

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Crisis interventions following exposure to traumatic events have become common in most western and in some non-western countries. The literature regarding early interventions, specifically the use of Psychological Debriefing (PD), is grounded in a western context. Little has been written of its use in different cultural settings. This article focuses on the use of PD in different cultural settings, as well as some of the conceptual issues related to cross-cultural trauma research and practice, which inevitably have implications for the use of early intervention. Ten key implications for practice are suggested.

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