Learn about the latest disaster mental health field experience, psychological concepts and research. Discover volunteer opportunities and receive training in Red Cross Disaster Mental Health (DMH).
Keynote: David Wee, LCSW, Disaster Mental Health Author and Manager
Presentation: Valerie Cole, PhD, National American Red Cross Senior Associate
Panel: Vicky Powell, LCSW, Diane Bridgeman, PhD, & Lance Friis, MFT
Training: Foundations of Disaster Mental Health class
Learn about the following subjects from Red Cross volunteers and instructors with extensive local and national disaster response experience.
For questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 503-3645.
CE credits available for MFT's, LCSW's, RN's (with ANCC accreditation), LPCC's, and psychologists. School Psychologists and School Counselors are welcome.
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8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee and snacks
9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Ginny Stewart, LCSW, Co-Lead, American Red Cross Bay Area Disaster Mental Health
Harold Brooks, CEO American Red Cross Bay Area
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Keynote: Reflections on Responding to Disasters
David Wee, LCSW and Disaster Mental Health Author and Trainer.
A well respected author and trainer in the field, David will review the latest knowledge and current thinking.
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Presentation: An update of Disaster Mental Health Concepts, Trainings and Research.
Valerie Cole, PhD, Senior Associate, Disaster Mental Health, American Red Cross National Headquarters. Valerie has developed materials and policy for Red Cross national disaster responses and will present the latest research.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel: In the Trenches and By their Side: Provision of Disaster Mental Health Services and Military Outreach
Diane Bridgeman, PhD. Vicky Powell, LCSW. Lance Friis, MFT.
These experienced DMH presenters will update resilience models, concepts of self-care, and present data on stressors and coping strategies, including a segment on serving military populations, and the challenges and rewards of Red Cross volunteering.
12:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided
1 - 2 p.m. Orientation to Red Cross and volunteer opportunities.
2 - 5 p.m. Volunteer training class: Foundations of Disaster Mental Health
This three hour class is a primary requirement for Red Cross DMH volunteers.
Base fee is $25.
There is an additional $7 fee for psychologists who want CEs. Please send a check for $7 made out to California Psychological Association or CPA to Diane Bridgeman, Ph.D. 1362 Pacific Ave., Suite 210, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon, for a total of 6 CEs for MFTs and/or LCSWs/and or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science: PCE #1972 and for RNs (with ANCC accreditation) BRN provider #CEP 8528 Provider Name: American Red Cross Bay Area. Psychologists approved for a total of 6 CEs.
School psychologists and school counselors welcome.