Evidence-Based Approaches for Post-Disaster Mental Health Disorders
In considering the needs for effective disaster preparedness and response, one area that has often been given less attention is the mental health implications of such events. This course discusses common post-disaster mental health problems such as acute stress disorder and PTSD as well as approaches for dealing with those problems.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Review data on post-traumatic "syndromes"
- Review data on immediate response strategies for prevention
- Present rationale for a "screen and track" response strategy
- Discuss the social psychology of non-clinical post-disaster responses
Neil Boris, MD
Dr. Boris is Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Tulane School of Medicine and Co-Clinical Director of the Early Childhood Support and Services (ECSS). Dr. Boris received his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine and completed a combined Residency in Pediatrics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University. His primary research interests include developmental psychopathology and clinical intervention for preschool-aged children.
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Evidence-Based Approaches for Post-Disaster Mental Health Disorders
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