PANEL: Psychological consequences of catastrophes
Postraumatic disorders: organizational support, therapy, prevention
Dr. Agnieszka Popiel, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
TOPIC: Symptoms of potraumatics disorders and their dynamics in time: The role of organizational and psychological support
Paper will be focused on dynamics of symptoms of postraumatic disorders in time passing from traumatic event. The role of various forms of organizational and psychological support (including professional therapy), served in defferent periods of time, for victims of traumatic events will be presented.
Prof. Bogdan Zawadzki, University of Warsaw
TOPIC: Postraumatic disorders: The efficacy of prevention programs
Paper will be focused on efficacy of various forms of psychological prevention of postraumatic disorders, served within programs of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention with distinction on universal and selective prevention.
Dr. Ewa Pragłowska, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
TOPIC: Polish program of prevention of posttraumatic disorders in firefighters: Preliminary results
Paper will be focused on assumptions, methodology and preliminary findings of the program of prevention of symptoms of postraumatic disorders in firefighters.
Bogdan Zawadzki (born 1957), Ph.D. (1992), Professor of psychology (2007), University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology, Warsaw, Poland; 130 publications from psychology of individual differences – psychology of temperament, behaviour genetics, cross-cultural psychology, psychological diagnosis, and clinical psychology, including two monographs, four handbooks to personality inventories and four edited monographs/journal special issues. The last publications are devoted to the problem of factors (including personality traits) influencing the onset of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in victims of natural disasters and technological catastrophes (motor vehicle accidents) as well as effectiveness of therapy of PTSD; e-mail: Bogdan.Zawadzki@psych.uw.edu.pl.