Award: School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Team

   Life Stories | Posted on June 3, 2021

Karl Bailey, professor of psychology, Harvey Burnett, chair of the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Rachelle Pichot, graduate of Andrews University and currently a doctoral student at University of Notre Dame, have received the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) Cofounders Award for Excellence in Research. They received formal recognition for the award on May 25, 2021, during the 16th World Congress.

Bailey, Burnett and Pichot’s research examined Psychological Body Armor (PBA), a unique form of human resilience posited by George Everly Jr. Everly, cofounder of ICISF and the Critical Incident Stress Management multicomponent system that has been in use for over 30 years, nominated the team for their award.

Bailey, Burnett and Pichot’s research has been used by Everly to provide evidentiary support for the PBA model in his recently created online or live training in PBA. In fact, participants who take the course must read the team’s research article in module 1 of the “Secrets of Psychological Body Armor” training.

Concepts from Bailey, Burnett and Pichot’s research have also been incorporated into the new Andrews Core Experience “Wellness 360” course.

To read Bailey, Burnett and Pichot’s research articles, visit and