Guidelines for Psychological Services Practice - Final Draft


The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practitioners with insights, principles and strategies in key facets of assessment and delivery of psychological services in the disaster context. They aim to facilitate recovery, ensure ethical practice and to protect victims and support workers in their respective roles and have been endorsed by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The following sections are developped:

- Basis for the provision of psychological services
- Concepts of the psychological effects in disaters
- Psychological service providers
- Assessments
- Interventions.

These guidelines have been developed to supplement the information available in the Australian Emergency Manual - Disaster Recovery and the Community and Personal Support Guidelines within the Australian Emergency Management series.