Training Programs

Talks, presentations, and training programs are developed collaboratively. Here are two examples of one and two-day training programs.

8 Hour Example 16 Hour Example

Training Programs

Available For:

  • Government Agencies
  • Non-Government Organizations
  • Schools

Programs include:

  • Skill building exercises
  • Evidence-based & empirically-defensible guidelines
  • Pragmatic orientation to response
  • Development of disaster mental health core competencies
  • Collaborative design to ensure your agency's needs are met
  • Educational presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Role play
  • Viewing educational videotapes

Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

As a primary developer of the current accepted version of Psychological First Aid, it is often the central component of training programs. Other core disaster mental health competencies taught include:

  • Cross cultural awareness
  • Knowledge about the needs of special populations
  • Knowledge and skills related to working in large group settings
  • Self-care strategies
  • Understanding substance use and abuse in the context of disaster
  • Team formation considerations

Training programs have been attended by more than 9,000 mental health professionals including: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, emergency medical technicians, counselors, chaplains, police, fire department personnel, school counselors, substance abuse counselors, occupational therapists, hospital administrators, teachers, and other professionals.