Critical Analysis Paper

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Critical Analysis Paper Erma Hollingsworth 515 December 4, 2011 University of Phoenix Critical Issue Analysis 1. What are at least two facts presented by each side of the critical issue? * * The facts in the article were not that clear. The facts were mostly contradicting. One fact that Devilly and Cotton stated that was clear is that CISD and CISM have to be classified as a falsifiable intervention system that have the same meaning until each can be defined clearly. Also the long term pathology of CISD and CISM has not been proven so the interventions can possible result in inconsistent results (Halgin, 2007). * Mitchell believes that emergency intervention is a supportive service not psychotherapy or a alternate for psychotherapy. Another important fact stated by Mitchell is that crisis intervention is the assessment that gives individuals the opportunity to obtain needed services and recommendation for treatment such as cognitive behavior treatment (Halgin, 2007). * * 2. What are at least two opinions presented by each side of the critical issue? * * Cotton and Devilly stress that Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) is not explained properly and research has proven that CISD does not give patients the results needed. * Devilly and Cotton also stated that Critical incident stress management (CISM) is also not properly explained in the treatment of traumatized individuals, which makes the process ineffective (Halgin, 2007). * Mitchell’s opinion is that Devilly and Cotton display a lack of knowledge within the text of CISM because no reference to this literature is stated by the authors. Mitchell believes that if Devilly and Cotton would have at least read any publications of CISM there would not have been a need for this perplexing and erroneous article. Mitchell also believes that seven- step
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