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.

Author:  Berkowitz, S., Bryant, R., Brymer, M., Hamblen, J., Jacobs, A., Layne, C., Macy, R., Osofsky, H., Pynoos, R., Ruzek, J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P.  (2010).  The National Center for PTSD & the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide.

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CE Course Objectives

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

2.  List three survivors that should immediately be referred.

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

4.  Restate 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.  Describe the guidelines for clarifying problem areas with empathy.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Delivery Considerations

2.  Core Skills

a.  Gathering Information and Prioritizing Assistance

b.  Building Problem-Solving Skills

c.  Promoting Positive Activities

d.  Managing Reactions

e.  Promoting Helpful Thinking

f.  Rebuilding Healthy Social Connections

3.  Multiple Contacts



Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2019 – 01/03/2020. Social workers completing this course receive 3.00 continuing education credits.

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Added On: 2016-12-19

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