Huffington Post - Psychological First Aid: Mental Health Care After Hurricane Sandy

 – December 5, 2012  –– 

Craig Katz, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine wrote: “On a recent Friday, a psychiatrist and a team of medical students traveled to the Far Rockaways in Queens to provide mental health assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their work did not involve psychotherapy sessions and diagnoses but rather tending to the immediate needs of survivors.” They provided "psychological first aid," or PFA, which does not resemble typical mental health treatment, but comes as a result of a changed understanding of what survivors need immediately after disasters.
- Dr. Craig Katz, Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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