Skills for Psychological Recovery Following Disaster and Trauma

$9.00 | CE Hours:3.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

Individuals affected by a disaster or traumatic incident, whether survivors, witnesses, or responders to such events, may struggle with or face new challenges in the weeks and months following the event.  This CE course is designed to help survivors gain skills to reduce ongoing distress and effectively cope with post-disaster stresses and adversities.

Article Author:  Steve Berkowitz, M.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what the healthcare profession should do in order to respond to survivors in a compassionate and helpful manner.

2.  Enumerate the survivors that should immediately be referred.

3.  Investigate the crucial first steps in using SPR with survivors.

4.  Examine the steps that should be used to prevent setbacks.

5.  Identify the number of contacts that should be scheduled if an individual identifies a significant problem.

6.  Provide the guidelines for clarifying problem areas with empathy.

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