Addressing Issues of Post-Disaster Trauma Relief for Victims and First Responders
Instructor: A. Steven Frankel, Ph.D., JD, ABPP, Synde Acks, Psy.D., Nick Demara, Ph.D., Cress Forester, Psy.D., Sarah Katz, MPH, Dominic “Nick” Lucia, EdD, Jan Myers, MS, Christine Naber, Ph.D., Anish Shah, MD, and Richard Zimmer, Ph.D.
Approved for 5 Hours of CE Credit
Fulfills Requirements for Psycholgist, MFTs, LCSWs, and Licensed Professional Counselors.
This course is designed for Full and Part-Time Private Practitioners, and Full and Part-Time Agency Employees
High Resolution Online Streaming Video Format Available
On October 8, 2017, fire broke out near Tubbs Lane in Calistoga, California. This event became the deadliest fire in California, burning over 36,000 acres and resulting in tremendous loss of property and life. While this and other blazes in Sonoma, Napa, and Lake counties are now contained, the work of our communities is just beginning. The impact of this disaster on mental health is far reaching and will require an integrated, long-term approach. This 5-hour workshop will consist of 4 lectures and a panel discussion devoted to providing culturally competent care to trauma patients and first responders. The neurobiological underpinnings of trauma will be explored, as will ways to deal with secondhand trauma as a clinician and community member.
Course Goal and Objectives
- Apply culturally competent trauma work to first responders.
- Analyze ways to work psychologically with teens in crisis.
- Describe neurobiological systems affected by trauma, risk and resiliency factors of developing PTSD, and biological-based treatment methods.
- Discuss therapist stress and ways to deal with vicarious traumatization as a clinician.
- Demonstrate understanding of psychological first aid, psychology of grief, and public health consequences of disaster.
CE Approval Information
This course fulfills 5 hours Continuing Education credit for licensed mental health professionals in most states.