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Critical Incident Leadership – Applying Best Practise Psychological First Aid

Michael Stubley – Principal Consultant – Rapid Response

Geri Morrell – Client Manager – Resources Sector and Regional Queensland, Converge International

ABSTRACT

Evidence-based reviews have concluded that ‘debriefing’, also known as The Mitchell Model has little effect, or that it actually worsens the trauma symptoms. Yet, many sites, often unknowingly, are still using this model.

This presentation will discuss what Psychological First Aid is (and isn’t), and how Leaders can effectively apply it to ensure that their people are supported in the immediate aftermath of a Critical Incident.