Behavioral Health : Social Worker: Disaster Mental Health, 2nd Edition
18.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Disaster mental health (DMH) interventions in the United States have become recognized as a crucial aspect of disaster response. This basic-level course provides social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists - who are at the forefront of providing assistance to survivors and the communities in which they live - with information about challenges in DMH and tools needed to respond. Risk and protective factors for a number of populations, as well as the wide array of disaster mental health services are described.
 

Social Workers completing this course receive 2 clinical social work continuing education credits.
 

Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. 
 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the distinguishing elements of disasters, including types, phases, and social/community aspects.
  • Explain variations in psychosocial reactions to disasters.
  • Identify disaster mental health competencies.
  • Differentiate appropriate postdisaster psychosocial interventions.
  • Describe self-care practices for disaster mental health workers.
About the Author(s)

Bradley E. Belsher, MSW, received a master of social work degree with a specialization in health care from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Belsher has provided mental health counseling to a wide array of populations, including early intervention therapy to trauma survivors.


Jennifer Housley, MS, PhD, received her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University) in Palo Alto, California. She currently works for the Veterans Administration Sierra Nevada Health Care System, where she supervises the Integrated Behavioral Health Care program. 
 

Patricia Watson, PhD, is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Catholic University of America. She served as assistant director of terrorism and disaster programs for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress from 2007 to 2010. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

 

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Disaster Mental Health, 2nd Edition

18.00

About the Course
Disaster mental health (DMH) interventions in the United States have become recognized as a crucial aspect of disaster response. This basic-level course provides social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists - who are at the forefront of providing assistance to survivors and the communities in which they live - with information about challenges in DMH and tools needed to respond. Risk and protective factors for a number of populations, as well as the wide array of disaster mental health services are described.
 

Social Workers completing this course receive 2 clinical social work continuing education credits.
 

Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. 
 

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the distinguishing elements of disasters, including types, phases, and social/community aspects.
  • Explain variations in psychosocial reactions to disasters.
  • Identify disaster mental health competencies.
  • Differentiate appropriate postdisaster psychosocial interventions.
  • Describe self-care practices for disaster mental health workers.
About the Author(s)

Bradley E. Belsher, MSW, received a master of social work degree with a specialization in health care from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Belsher has provided mental health counseling to a wide array of populations, including early intervention therapy to trauma survivors.


Jennifer Housley, MS, PhD, received her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University) in Palo Alto, California. She currently works for the Veterans Administration Sierra Nevada Health Care System, where she supervises the Integrated Behavioral Health Care program. 
 

Patricia Watson, PhD, is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Catholic University of America. She served as assistant director of terrorism and disaster programs for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress from 2007 to 2010. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.