Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Danger of Trauma Debriefing

In one study of 106 people given trauma counseling right after being involved in car accidents, it was shown that their long-term recovery was adversely affected.  Those individuals who received one-hour debriefing sessions including a detailed review of the accident, the encouragement of emotion expression and an evaluation of the person’s perception of the accident, experienced greater emotional stress, physical symptoms, and worse quality of life than those not counseled.  The principle researcher, Professor Mayou, concluded that: “psychological debriefing is ineffective and has adverse long-term effects. It is not an appropriate treatment for trauma victims.”

Dr. Tana Dineen in, “Manufacturing Victims: What the Psychology Industry is Doing to People,” pg.162

No comments: