Primeiros socorros psicológicos: intervenção psicológica na catástrofe

Translated title of the contribution: Psychological first aid: psychological intervention in disaster

Maria João Beja, Alda Portugal, Joana Câmara, Cláudia Berenguer, Ana Rebolo, Carlota Crawford, Dinis Gonçalves

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Catastrophes can be defined as traumatic incidents conducting to major life, health and or material losses, affecting many individuals. The increasing occurrence and magnitude of these incidents led to the consciousness of its impact on psychological functioning and mental health have promoted the development of structured and organized interventions. Psychological First Aid joints several principles and guidelines in an early catastrophe intervention intending the promotion of emotional and psychological stability in individuals affected by critical incidents. This article intends to contribute to the theoretical systematization in an emerging study field in Portugal.
Translated title of the contributionPsychological first aid: psychological intervention in disaster
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)125-142
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Disaster
  • Psychosocial intervention
  • Psychological first aid
  • RAPID-PFA model


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