Critical Issue Analysis

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Critical Issue Analysis

After reading the selected critical issue, use the following questions to analyze the issue. Issue 3 – Is Psychological Debriefing a Harmful Intervention for Survivors of Trauma?
1. What are at least two facts presented by each side of the critical issue? Devilly & Cotton who represent the con side of the agreement present many different facts. Two that stand out is: that psychological debriefing “. . . more of a “moral maintenance” intervention qua gesture of employer support, rather than a clinical intervention influencing distress and clinical symptomatolgy. (Halgin, 2009, p. 68.) Devilliy & Cotton also point to the fact it is a company’s way to protect again
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What are some of the weaknesses?
I believe the strength of Davilly and & Cotton was that they took the time to define and try to show the differences between Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Critical Incident Stress Management. As well as defining what psychology debriefing entails.
Their weakness would be it was how to read, it did not flow easy for the readers and somewhat confusing. Also another weakness which was pointed out by Mitchell was that they did not seem to do much deep research for other papers written on the topic.

5. How credible were the authors of each argument? Explain your answer.
Davilly & Cotton when to detail on what psychological debriefing was and how there are many different forms of it with: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Critical Incident Stress Management. Also how these two really kind of play hand in hand and might be the same thing. Therefore it is hard to tell the difference between the two. They tried to break down how these two systems work and the outcomes of such programs.
Mitchell was credible in from the first paragraph notes that “In 1983 I wrote the first article ever written on Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. . . “ (Halgin, 2009, p. 78). Uses the programs during an event rather than after.

6. Based on the statements presented in this critical issue, which author do you agree with? Why?
While both sides had concrete evidence supporting their claims; I think
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