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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (3): 499-504.

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Organization and Implementation of Psychological Interventions after Major Disaster

CHEN Xue-Feng;WANG Ri-Chu;LIU Zheng-Kui   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2009-01-21 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-05-15 Published:2009-05-15
  • Contact: LIU Zheng-Kui

Abstract: ased on the fieldwork and experiences of psychological interventions after Wenchuan earthquake, authors suggest that psychological responses after major disasters varying through time scale, and victims in different regions react differently to disasters. Psychological interventions after major disasters should be based on temporal and spatial characteristics of psychological responses, and be designed and implanted accordingly. The authors further propose the major objectives of psychological intervention after major disaster. They are: 1, to set up a long-term functioning mechanism in affected regions, 2, to relieve the psychological trauma among affected people; 3, to motivate their potential abilities in coping with disasters and frustrations; to nurture positive an optimistic characteristics; to help them realizing the meaning and value of lives. The ultimate aim is to promoting a successful and smooth “psychological rebuilding” in individuals

Key words: psychological interventions, organization, implement

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