(WEBINAR) Introduction to Psychological First Aid (PFA)

CE Type:CPRPIACETSW

# of CE's: 2.5

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, CPRP                # of CE's: 2.5 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's

 

About This Course

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and other crisis events. This 2 hour Intro PFA course will offer an introduction to basic emergency behavioral health information on normal reactions to disaster, and will teach the 8 Core Actions of Psychological First Aid.

 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explain the difference between man-made and natural disasters;
  2. Describe the effect of stress on people's reactions
  3. List two approaches to lower someone's stress level while providing PFA.

 

Intended Audience: 

Psychological First Aid is an intervention that can be utilized by anyone, much like medical First Aid.

 

Instructional Level: 

Introductory

 

Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

 

Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 2.5 Training Hours)

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

 

The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN), provider #4158280, is approved by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): ## - DOMAIN TITLE.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity

Course Instructors

April 13, 2022

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

June 8, 2022

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

October 19, 2022

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

November 16, 2022

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

February 15, 2023

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

March 15, 2023

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

March 29, 2023

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

September 13, 2023

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

November 15, 2023

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

January 17, 2024

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.

March 20, 2024

Phillip DeMara

He/Him

Consultant

Phillip DeMara Consulting Inc.

MEd

Phillip is a consultant and trainer specialized in behavioral factors in disaster response, public health emergency management, violence prevention and crisis intervention. He worked for 23 years the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS), the last 18 as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and a subject matter expert with Behavioral Science Applications. In addition to his disaster related duties, he was the Director of Trauma and Crisis Services for DBHIDS. During his tenure at DBHIDS, he also two years working in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management (OEM), where he was the Deputy Director for Planning. He received his Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Miami, Fl. Phillip is now Principal of his own consulting firm, Phillip DeMara Consulting, LLC.