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2 Days

Psychological First Aid & Post Traumatic Stress Management

  • Audiences Mental Health Professionals, Schools
  • CEs Available


The goal of this comprehensive 2-day training is to prepare participants to deliver basic behavioral health disaster response skills following large-scale disasters or critical incidents, such as homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, and similarly distressing events.

Participants will be presented with the evolution of efforts to assist survivors following trauma, and provided with an overview of the human stress response and how it affects the choice of interventions used with distressed individuals.

The attendees will be taught the gold standard in disaster response — the 8 core functions of Psychological First Aid (PFA), after which they will participate in an experiential drill. Attendees will also be taught the 12-phase Post Traumatic Stress Management (PTSM) continuum, which includes Orientations, Stabilization and Coping groups, culminating in the participation in an invivo Self-Care Coping Group.  


  • Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Guidance Counselors, School Administrators, and School Personnel
  • Length: 2 Days
  • CEs: Available

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