Course Description:

Understand the physical and emotional effects on survivors of natural and man-made disaster situations that may be treated by social workers and mental health counselors.

Grief and Loss, Disaster Syndrome, PTSD and other Generalized Anxiety Disorders are defined and discussed, as well as special interventions for children.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course the professional will be able to:

  • Identify key concepts in crisis and disaster response
  • Describe the Psychological Impact of Disasters
  • Understand cross cultural issues in disaster response
  • Verbalize an understanding of UN guidelines for international response to disaster
  • Implement social and psychological interventions with people in crisis
  • Understand therapist self-care and issues impacting the mental health of service providers.

Purpose of this Course:

The purpose of this CE course is to provide discussion relevant to the mental health counselor on intervention responses to adult and children survivors of disaster events, whether natural or man-made.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Course organization, Documentation and Introduction.

Part 2: Reading of the course materials

Part 3: SAMHSA Disaster Kit

Part 4: Administration and Completion of the Evaluation of Learning Quiz