Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide (5 CE)
Course Level: Advanced
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This publication was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The publication was written by 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. (National Center for PTSD and National Child Traumatic Stress Network).
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
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. Although some individuals will need referral for treatment, most individuals can benefit from several skills-building contacts. Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) was derived from a review of the literature on traumatic stress interventions, lessons learned from the disaster field, and field-testing in post disaster settings. The SPR skill sets are designed to be helpful in addressing the survivors’ and responders’ needs and concerns. These interventions have had good results following individual as well as group traumas, including disasters and acts of terrorism. They are also in alignment with the literature on improving resilience and facilitating recovery of function following traumatic stress.
- Apply the skills-building components of Skills for Psychological Recovery to various post-trauma situations
- Evaluate modifications in the application of Skills for Psychological Recovery across the lifespan
- Summarize the impact of cultural considerations in the application of Skills for Psychological Recovery
- Describe the steps involved to facilitate recovery, support functioning, and prevent behaviors that make things more difficult
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.