Journal article

An Open Label Pilot Study of a Brief Psychosocial Intervention for Disaster and Trauma Survivors

Meaghan Louise O'Donnell, Winnie Lau, Julia Fredrickson, Kari Gibson, Richard Allan Bryant, Jonathan Bisson, Susie Burke, Walter Busuttil, Andrew Coghlan, Mark Creamer, Debbie Gray, Neil Greenberg, Brett McDermott, Alexander C McFarlane, Candice M Monson, Andrea Phelps, Josef I Ruzek, Paula P Schnurr, Janette Ugsang, Patricia Watson Show all

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: In the aftermath of disaster, a large proportion of people will develop psychosocial difficulties that impair recovery, but for which presentations do not meet threshold criteria for disorder. Although these adjustment problems can cause high distress and impairment, and often have a trajectory towards mental health disorder, few evidence-based interventions are available to facilitate recovery. Objective: This paper describes the development and pilot testing of an internationally developed, brief, and scalable psychosocial intervention that targets distress and poor adjustment following disaster and trauma. Method: The Skills fOr Life Adjustment and Resilience (SOLAR) program w..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by Princes Trust Australia, the Australian Commonwealth Government Departments of Defence, Veterans' Affairs, and Health, the University of Melbourne, the Returned Service League (Queensland and Victoria), and the National Health and Medical Research Council Program under Grant Number 1073041.