Wildfire Survivor Mental Health Training
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Skills for Psychological Recovery Training
July 27-28, 8:30 - 4:30
Location: Sonoma County (Site TBD)
12 CE's for Psychologists, RNs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs
Dr. Patricia Watson is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD, and assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. Patricia Watson, Ph.D. is a senior educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD, assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry, and former assistant director of terrorism and disaster programs for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. Prior to joining the National Center for PTSD in 1998, she was an active duty Navy psychologist for eight years, working with adults for four years, and children and families for four years. She has served as a program manager to collaborate with federal work groups through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association and Centers for Disease Control to create publications for public and mental health interventions following large scale terrorism, disaster, and pandemic flu. In collaboration with authors from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD, she has co-authored the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Guide and the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Manual. In collaboration with authors from the Department of Defense and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, she has co-authored the Combat Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA) Field Guide, and Curbside Manner and Stress First Aid for Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel. She has co-edited three books on disaster behavioral health interventions, and numerous articles, guidance documents, and chapters on disaster mental health, combat and operational stress, early intervention, and resilience.
Dr. Watson serves on the Board of Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB), and as Vice President and Secretary of Mobility Without Barriers Foundation (MBWF). She is co-chair of the Early Intervention special interest group of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Her education includes a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Catholic University, and a postgraduate fellowship in pediatric psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Doug Walker (bio coming soon)
Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative is a community-wide initiative committed to mental health recovery care for wildfire survivors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-473-0583 for more information.