Emergency psychology

Description

The methods used for coping with trauma or disasters.

Alternative labels

psychological techniques for emergency situations
disaster psychology
methods of coping with trauma or disasters
trauma psychology

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Emergency psychology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Health psychologist: Health psychologists deal with the various aspects of health related behaviour of individuals and groups, by helping individuals or groups prevent illness and promote healthy behaviours by also providing counseling services. They perform tasks for the development of health promotion activities and projects on the basis of psychological science, research findings, theories, methods and techniques. They also engage in research about health related issues to influence public policy on health care issues.
Clinical psychologist: Clinical psychologists diagnose, rehabilitate, and support individuals affected by mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders and problems as well as mental changes and pathogenic conditions through use of cognitive tools and appropriate intervention. They use clinical psychological resources on the basis of psychological science, its findings, theories, methods, and techniques for the investigation, interpretation, and prediction of human experience and behaviour.

Optional knowledge

Emergency psychology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Emergency psychology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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