Guide d\'intervention psychologique en cas d\'épidémie de maladies infectieuses
We developed the \" Psychological Intervention Guide: Intervening in Infectious Disease Epidemics\" (Now only in French) to address a pressing need and provide a cross-cultural tool to mental health professionals. The guide includes 9 modules, some of which must be completed over multiple sessions. The first module presents psychological first aid, which is very useful in an epidemic situation and helps to meet the immediate psychological and social needs of individuals during an epidemic. The second module offers the possibility of an exhaustive evaluation of the needs of the individuals being cared for and several options for mental health professionals. In the appendix, a set of assessment tools allows users to evaluate the mental health problems most frequently observed in epidemic situations in the infectious diseases. The next 6 modules focus on psychotherapies and assisted resiliency. The last module deals with self-care because working in an epidemic situation comes with its own anxiety for mental health professionals themselves and it was essential to take this into account and address their own well-being. If necessary, these modules can be repeated and adapted. Each time, we offer several possibilities to users, depending on the age of the patients and clients, the difficulties presented, the social supports available and their particular needs. It is a guide rooted in the work of mental health professionals in epidemic infectious disease situations.