Course Description: Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the weeks and months following disaster and trauma, after the period where Psychological First Aid (PFA) has been utilized or when more intensive intervention than PFA is needed. SPR is designed to help survivors gain skills to reduce ongoing distress and effectively cope with post-disaster stresses and adversities. SPR is based on an understanding that disaster survivors will experience a broad range of reactions (physical, psychological, behavioral, spiritual) over differing periods of time. While many survivors will recover on their own, some will experience distressing reactions that interfere with adaptive coping. Compassionate, caring, and informed providers may help these survivors recover by introducing them to the applicable SPR skills.
Course Credit(s): 5 CE Credits or Hours
Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)
Course Schedule: Self-paced
Course Author(s): Steve Berkowitz, MD, Richard Bryant, PhD, Melissa Brymer, PhD, PsyD, Jessica Hamblen, PhD, Anne Jacobs, PhD, Christopher Layne, PhD, Robert Macy, PhD, Howard Osofsky, MD, PhD, Robert Pynoos, MD, MPH, Josef Ruzek, PhD, Alan Steinberg, PhD, Eric Vernberg, PhD, and Patricia Watson, PhD
Content Publisher(s): National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Berkowitz is Founder and President of SMB Health Consulting specializing in clinical and operational performance improvement for health care systems and leadership development for administrators, physicians and trustees.
Dr. Bryant is Scientia Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is also an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Westmead Hospital.
Dr. Brymer is Director of Terrorism and Disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Dr. Hamblen is currently serving as Acting Deputy Executive Director along with her role as the Deputy for Education at the National Center for PTSD.
Dr. Layne is Director of Education in Evidence-Based Practice, UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Dr. Macy is a founding member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Dr. Osofsky is Kathleen and John Bricker Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, LSU School of Medicine.
Dr. Pynoos is co-director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. He is a professor in the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.
Dr. Ruzek is currently serves as Director of the Dissemination and Training Division of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD.
Dr. Steinberg is Associate Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.
Dr. Vernberg is Professor at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Watson is Senior Educational Specialist for the National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, in the Department of Psychiatry.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 clinical continuing education clock hours.