Detrimental Effects of Post-Incident Debriefing on Memory and Psychological Responses

@article{Paterson2015DetrimentalEO,
  title={Detrimental Effects of Post-Incident Debriefing on Memory and Psychological Responses},
  author={Helena M. Paterson and Keenan Whittle and Richard I. Kemp},
  journal={Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={27-37}
}
Emergency service personnel, such as police officers, firefighters and paramedics, often take part in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD; Mitchell, 1983) following exposure to traumatic events. However, there is evidence that these group debriefing sessions may actually increase the risk of PTSD and permanently distort the participants' memories for the events. This study compared the impact of two different elements of CISD on recall for an event and psychological well-being. In pairs… 

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