Welcome to BrolinWestrell
BrolinWestrell AB offers three main services: leadership development; crisis management and crisis support; psychotherapy and counselling. Their services spring from the combination of their differing experiences: the psychotherapist’s unique knowledge of human behaviour, the management supervisor’s feel for leadership and the crisis manager’s experience of extreme situations. It is their conviction that these are experiences that combine to make a real difference.
BrolinWestrell has a broad experience of work in the public sector as well as in the private industry. Since the turn of the century, their employees have worked with advanced crisis management and crisis support in Swedish business, e.g. after the 9/11 events in New York and the tsunamis in Asia in 2004 and 2011, as well as after work place accidents, robberies, threats, and irregularities. The work has consisted of strategic leadership as well as interventions aimed at victims and others directly affected.
Apart from their employees, BrolinWestrell has created a network of subconsultants in the Nordic countries, consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists selected for their personal suitability and competency. Furthermore, BrolinWestrell cooperates with an international crisis support provider and can thus offer crisis support in all European countries and in most locations throughout the world.
BrolinWestrell offers high quality services, personal communication with the customer, and great response capacity. BrolinWestrell’s co-workers have for a number of years been leading the renewal of the practical applications of crisis management and crisis support in Swedish business. BrolinWestrell follows research in the field of crisis management and psychological trauma, and the methods used comply with the national guidelines developed in several countries in recent years.
Three Intertwined Services
Our services spring from the combination of our differing experiences: the psychotherapist’s unique knowledge of human behaviour, the management supervisor’s feel for leadership and the crisis manager’s experience of extreme situations. We believe that these are experiences that combine to make a real difference.
March 2016: 2nd revised edition of the Swedish standard textbook on workplace trauma support, written by BrolinWestrell
We have had the privilege to revise and update our book from 2011, Krishantering i arbetslivet, the Swedish standard textbook on workplace trauma support. Five years of further experience and new research have enriched the book.
Foreword by Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, licensed psychologist, PhD, Centre for Disaster Psychiatry, Uppsala, Sweden.
Introduction by the authors
The rest of the book is divided into seven parts:
- Part 1, including chapters 1 and 2, which give an overview of the topic ‘crisis’, e.g. when an unexpected event translates into a crisis, how crisis reactions can present themselves, and general guidelines for support and interventions after a crisis
- Part 2, including chapters 3-5, gives an in-depth presentation of acute crisis reactions as well as more prolonged problems and symptoms.
- Part 3, chapters 6-9, describes treatment and interventions from several perspectives: general guidelines, social support, the role of the manager, and professional intervention
- Part 4, chapter 10, focuses on leadership during crises.
- Part 5, chapters 11-15, describe preventive work in businesses and organizations. Chapter 16 is a concluding reflection on the existential aspects of crises.
- Part 6 constitutes references and web resources.
- Part 7 is made up of appendices, containing examples of check lists, screening inventories, and other useful tools.
May 2011: A new book written by BrolinWestrell
What is the adequate response to acute crises in work places and organizations? What interventions work? Are there interventions that can worsen the situation?
The authors describe possible reactions during and after a potentially traumatic experience, and how interventions can be tailored to suit the needs of the affected persons. The book also discusses planning, organization, and leadership in relation to crisis management. The book also discusses how support for those affected secondarily, e.g. rescue workers and police, can be arranged.
The book should be of interest for all who come in contact with victims of traumatic experiences, e.g. managers, HR-
staff, psychologists, physicians, rescue workers, health care
personnel, etc., but it should also provide valuable information
for victims of trauma, their friends and relatives.”
”The book leans on relevant references and substantial clinical experience, and is thus heartily recommended reading for all and any who may be involved in serious events.” From the foreword by Per-Olof Michel, M.D., Centre for Disaster Psychiatry, Uppsala, Sweden.