The Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section exists to provide its members with a central hub where issues of psychological trauma can be explored, research and evidence-based treatments can be examined, and ongoing standards of best practice can be established.
Below you will find links to resources helpful to those working with responses to Disaster, Crisis and Trauma.
This currently includes advice, guidance and other publications by the CDT; links to other useful information, webpages and publications; and a link to the CDT Database of Disaster Resources produced but the CDT on behalf of the Society’s Professional Practice Board.
The Database of Disaster Resources was last update in January 2015 and takes the form of a printed document. We are currently in the process of updating this information and moving it to a more interactive format (watch this space!).
Following the Society’s re-design of our webpages the general resource links are also being updated and added to. If you are aware of useful resources or web links please do email them through to the CDT web/newsletter editor on [email protected]
Please note that links include both resources produced by the CDT section and others outside of the BPS. While links have been included on the basis of likely interest to CDT members no responsibility is taken by the CDT or BPS for the quality of these resources
How can psychology inform disaster management?Show content
This publication highlights the roles of psychologists in education, preparation and training for disasters.
It also looks at what psychologists can offer to the response to disasters, including the psychological interventions that can help victims, and at psychologists' research into disasters and their management.
The publication resulted from a symposium on the above topic held at the London offices of the British Psychological Society in March 2017 and organised by the Society's Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section and, in particular by its chair, Dr Noreen Tehrani.
Advice and Guidance Following Traumatic IncidentsShow content
Database of Disaster ResourcesShow content
The database includes areas of knowledge relevant to the epidemiology and assessment of psychological reactions to disasters, as well as their ethical, cultural, legal, and research aspects. It also includes material on planning and intervention before, during, and after major incidents.
The database is deliberately selective with the aim of directing members to those resources that in the opinion of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section are likely to be among those that are up to date and as far as possible evidence-based.
The resources represent a starting point for those involved in disaster responding and we hope provide a useful introduction to the many facets of this work.