|Critical incident stress management is a broad collection of support services that can be selected and applied to assist people who are experiencing a strong reaction to a traumatic event. Many professional organizations exist to promote and provide training in conventional or alternative therapies. Critical incident stress management techniques can be difficult, as limited research currently exists. Consequently, the amount and quality of evidence for the various techniques varies widely. Some are accepted as effective treatments for use in psychotherapy, whilst others with less evidence favoring them are considered alternative therapies.
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience is one of the top Critical incident stress management journals. The journal presents an education series providing updates relevant to emergency mental health, as well as, an ongoing annotated research review of relevant papers published elsewhere thus making the Journal a unique and even more valuable reference resource.