Psychological Body Armor™

Psychological Body Armor™

Lessons from Neuroscience That Can Save Your Career, Your Marriage, and Your Life

By: George S. Everly, Jr., Phd, CCISM

Publication date: September 2021
ISBN: 978-1-943001-24-8

This Field Guide is the course text for the ICISF Specialty Course "The Secrets of Psychological Body Armor™ - Holistic Wellness for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professions".

You will need to be an Approved Instructor for this course and have a valid course registration number to order this course text. 
For individual, private copies please place your order through our public bookstore CISMbooks here.

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This Field Guide is the course text for the ICISF Specialty Course "The Secrets of Psychological Body Armor™ - Holistic Wellness for Emergency Services and Healthcare Professions".

You will need to be an Approved Instructor for this course and have a valid course registration number to order this course text. For individual, private copies please place your order through our public bookstore CISMbooks here.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. But imagine if there was a way to "immunize" yourself from the stress of adversity. First responders, first receivers, disaster responders, public health professionals, and military members, to mention a few, are exposed to situations that can cause physical injury. As a result, they wear physical body armor and PPE for protection. At the same time, they are exposed to situations that can cause psychological injury. Shouldn't they also learn to use Psychological Body Armor™ for protection? Based on the latest relevant science, this book shows you how.

Pages: 80
Publisher: International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
Edition: Second

George S. Everly, Jr., Phd, CCISM

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, CCISM is an award-winning author and researcher. In 2016, he was ranked #1 published author in the world by PubMed PubReMiner in the field of crisis intervention. He holds appointments as Professor in the Department of International Health (affiliated) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty). He is considered one of the founding fathers of the field of disaster mental health. He was a co-founder of the Dept of Psychiatry at Union Memorial Hospital and served on the management committee 12 years. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, and ATF’s Peer Support Team. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and serves as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was Senior Advisor on Research in the Office of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins Homewood Hospital Center.