CRITICAL INCIDENT DEBRIEFING

A critical incident is a sudden, unanticipated incident or circumstance that produces a high degree of distress causing an immediate or delayed emotional reaction that surpasses the normal coping mechanisms in individuals. After a tragedy such as a suicide, homicide, accidental death, rape, assault, fire, major worksite accident, or other traumatic event, our staff is trained to go on site, and provide quick response and tools for dealing with the emotional aspects of trauma. Debriefing groups are generally held within 24-48 hours after the incident, and the intent is to be preventive and therapeutic. Following 9/11, we were contracted by numerous companies to deal with the aftermath of that trauma.

Gelbart & Associates has consulted to and assisted numerous corporate clients in dealing with issues of Workplace Violence, Fitness for Duty, and Critical Incident Debriefing.

Our clients have included:

TRW
Northrop-Grumman
Hughes Aircraft
Direct TV
Raytheon
Chevron/Texaco
Mobil
Anheuser Busch
Boeing
Kaiser Permanente
Ventura College District
Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Aerospace Corporation
British Petroleum
The GAP
TJ Maxx
Redondo Beach Unified School District
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Weyerhauser

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