Group critical incident stress debriefing with emergency services personnel: a randomized controlled trial

  title={Group critical incident stress debriefing with emergency services personnel: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Michelle R. Tuckey and Jill Scott},
  journal={Anxiety, Stress \& Coping},
  pages={38 - 54}
Although single-session individual debriefing is contraindicated, the efficacy of group psychological debriefing remains unresolved. We conducted the first randomized controlled trial of critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) with emergency workers (67 volunteer fire-fighters) following shared exposure to an occupational potentially traumatic event (PTE). The goals of group CISD are to prevent post-traumatic stress and promote return to normal functioning following a PTE. To assess both… 

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