The psychology of catastrophe survivors (Organizational and methodological issues of the psychological assistance service)

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Abstract

The paper is based on the materials of a presentation made at the conference “The present state and future perspectives of psychology in emergency” (Moscow, 17th September 2009) dedicated to the 10-year anniversary of the Centre for Urgent Psychological Assistance at the Russian Ministry for Extreme Situations. The attention is given mainly to practical issues of the psychological assistance services’ activity, based on the example of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant disaster.

General Information

Keywords: posttraumatic disorder, mental trauma, psychological assistance service

Journal rubric: Opinions, Positions, Discussions

Article type: theses

For citation: Reshetnikov M.M. The psychology of catastrophe survivors (Organizational and methodological issues of the psychological assistance service). Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2010. Vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 153–157. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Mikhail M. Reshetnikov, Doctor of Psychology, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Professor, Rector, East European Psychoanalytical Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: veip@yandex.ru

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