Training Programs: Disaster Mental Health

RRRL affiliated faculty are in the vanguard of psychologists conducting new research into the effects of terrorist acts and natural disasters on individuals and communities. Training in disaster mental health covers new insights into the effects of mass trauma and introduces participants to Psychological First Aid techniques.

The nature and uses of terrorism have changed in the past decade. Terrorists seek high casualty counts, and the effects ripple well beyond the immediate victims. Individuals and communities can become cripped by fear and grief.

 

Even the realm of natural disaster response, which has been the focus of long term study, new technologies such as nuclear power, high speed transportation, digital communication, etc. have changed the scope of the risk and the nature of the response.

 

 

Training for Response Workers and Special Populations

Recent trainings have included the following topics:

 

  • Disaster Behavioral Health First Aid Specialist Training

  • Disaster Behavioral Health First Aid Specialist Training for Responders

  • Disaster Behavioral Health First Aid Specialist Training with Special Populations

  • Stress Management and Resilience Training for Pandemic Response Workers

 

Contact

 

To learn more about the Risk and Resilience Research Lab training services and to schedule training, contact:

 

Lisa Brown, Ph.D., ABPP

lbrown@paloaltou.edu
(650) 433-3843

The nature and uses of terrorism have changed in the past decade, and so have the assessment and treatment of victims' mental health.

Victims scramble in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. (Photo: Aaron Tang)

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