CIMA Recordings

The following recordings are available to order:

Evaluating the Impact of Critical Incident Stress and Trauma on Social Attachment:
Guidelines for Response and Support

Presenter: Rob Gordon, PhD
Price: $20.00 (CIMA Member) or $30.00 (Non-Member)

In this presentation, Dr Rob Gordon discusses features of the social environment relevant to understanding the impact and care of critical and traumatic incidents. He offers an important guideline in determining the role of the affected person in the incident and the social environment of the workplace as important protective features which reduce the full impact of the arousal and provide the necessary conditions for critical incident stress management techniques. These considerations also indicate that severe trauma indicates a breakdown in the person’s attachment to their social environment and therefore the need for preliminary care in the form of psychological first aid. The presentation will offer a frameworkto understand and assess the social context of the incident and distinguish when these interventions can be most effectively used.

Achieving Growth: Positive Perspectives on the Aftermath of Crisis and Trauma
Presenter: John Durkin, PhD
Price: $20.00 (CIMA Member) or $30.00 (Non-Member)

In this presentation, Dr John Durkin presents his thinking on the subject of posttraumatic growth. Drawing on his experiences in working as a firefighter, practising crisis intervention and researching the relationship between peer-support and growth his conclusions are challenging current practice. The psychiatric way of thinking about trauma has been termed the “medical model” as it relies upon medical terminology and the authority of a knowledgeable and skilled “expert”. This way of thinking confines progress out of trauma to states such as “recovery”, “better” and “treated”. This may improve the way people feel, but crisis intervention and a “person-centred” way of thinking allows a greater range of possible outcomes. Terms such as “stronger”, “more appreciative” and “renewed purpose” are often used to describe the more positive outcome of growth than those of simply “feeling better” that the medical approach expects. Dr Durkin draws on Aristotle’s philosophy, established psychological theory and the potency of “taking an interest” in someone’s history to underpin his conclusions. If this way of thinking about the aftermath of trauma is valid, it predicts that the most likely resource for achieving posttraumatic growth is in peer-support.

Working with Roles and Social Structure in Managing Critical Incident Stress and Traumatic Reactions
A Conversation with Dr Rob Gordon, PhD
Price: $15.00 (CIMA Member) or $25.00 (Non-Member)

The Role of Ritual in Loss, Grief and Trauma
A Conversation with Michelle Grimshaw
Price: $15.00 (CIMA Member) or $25.00 (Non-Member)

Unpacking the Research Behind the Debriefing Debate
A Conversation with Dr Michelle Tuckey, PhD
Price: $15.00 (CIMA Member) or $25.00 (Non-Member)