15 Dec 2020

By Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D. Psychological First Aid (PFA) has long been used as a means of assisting people who face traumatic situations, namely disasters or other significant tragedies (e. g., 9/11). Mental health professionals and first responders can employ PFA skills by assessing “victims’” immediate needs (food, clothing, shelter, communicating with family) and providing empatheti...