Understanding the Disruption of Drought and Bushfires

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Length: 41 min


Understanding the disruption of drought and bushfires; its effects on rural health professionals and community members.


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Dr Rob Gordon

A clinical psychologist, Dr Rob Gordon has spent the past 30 years working with people affected by emergencies and disasters. Rob was there in the aftermath of the Bali bombings and Christchurch earthquake, Black Saturday, the Canberra firestorm and, most recently, the Tasmanian bushfires, as well as many other large-scale disasters. He has advised the Red Cross and governments on how to assist individual people and whole communities as they rebuild and recover.


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#Understanding the Disruption of Drought and Bushfires

Presenter: Dr Rob Gordon

Gordon, R. (2004). Community process and the recovery environment following emergency. Environmental Health, 4(1) https://www.eh.org.au/documents/item/79

Gordon, R. (2006). Acute responses to emergencies: findings and observations of 20 years in the field. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 21 (1) https://ajem.infoservices.com.au/items/AJEM-21-01-05

Gordon, R. (2007). Thirty years of trauma work: clarifying and broadening the consequences of trauma. Psychotherapy in Australia, 13 (3) https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Thirty-years-of-trauma-work%3A-clarifying-and-the-of-Gordon/9f097b3287acf44e5425c4a46817becf16f38a25