Introduction to and overview of group psychological first aid

Gorge S. Everly, Suzanne B. Phillips, Dianne Kane, Daryl Feldman

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Psychological first aid (PFA) is emerging as the crisis intervention of choice in the wake of critical incidents such as trauma and mass disaster. Earlier writings have focused on the application of PFA to individuals. This paper takes the next logical step and expands the application of PFA to the small group format. This paper represents an introduction to and overview of group psychological first aid. Rationale and basic procedures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalBrief Treatment and Crisis Intervention
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Disaster response
  • Group crisis intervention
  • Group psychological first aid
  • Psychological first aid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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