Table 3

Core qualitative interview questions for practitioners and managers

Questions for practitioners
Question NoQuestion
1What is your perspective on the potential value of psychological first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic?
2How would you describe your experience with the LIVES for Families PFA training?
3How would you describe your experience of living through the pandemic while having to provide psychosocial/psychotherapeutic support to your clients?
4What has it been like for you to incorporate the ‘LIVES for Families’ psychological first aid intervention in your clinical practice?
5What has it been like for you to complete the research components as part of your participation in the LIVES for Families PFA training programme?
6From your perspective as a practitioner, what are some important aspects of diversity that come to mind for you when we think about providing psychological first aid in a pandemic?
Questions for managers
1What is your perspective on the value of psychological first aid during the COVID-19 pandemic?
2As a manager, how would you describe your comfort level (or lack thereof) in supporting your staff to participate in a psychological first aid training during a pandemic?
3What kind of supports would need to be in place to enable your team’s participation in a psychological first aid training opportunity?
4What, from your perspective, are the factors that can create challenges for your practitioners and/or agency to participate?
5During a pandemic, practitioners are simultaneously coping with public health restrictions, while also supporting their clients with pandemic-related stressors. Please describe for us how this point resonates with you, if at all?
6From your perspective as a manager, what are some important aspects of diversity that come to mind for you when we think about providing psychological first aid in a pandemic?
  • PFA, psychological first aid.