Thrownness: One practitioner’s experience of an unexpected disaster.

Providing interventions during times of disaster profoundly impacts clinical practitioners. The impact is often unknown until well after the disaster has ended. It is harder when there is an expectation of what will be done and then something much different is asked. Every new interaction in a disaster is an opportunity to learn and grow for the next. It is imperative that every mental health practitioner willing to provide help during a disaster remain in a position to know their limits, particularly in knowledge. Experience and education help the practitioner change, growing for those who need help during times of crisis. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)