Program Quick Facts
Available Online or On Campus
Registration will open soon
New Fall Section:
October 4 - 5, 2014
CE Hours = 12
Professionals = $198
Regent = $170
This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.
CPC342 - Disaster Stress Trauma
October 4 - 5, 2014 (Registration will open soon)
This workshop is designed to provide the training necessary to enable each traumatologist to lessen the negative impact on individuals and families in the aftermath of a human caused or natural disaster or critical incident and to arrange for additional resources as necessary to resolve the stress which accompanies the crisis. Read more below.
Certificate Available | 12 CEs
This workshop is designed to provide the training necessary to enable each traumatologist to lessen the negative impact on individuals and families in the aftermath of a human caused or natural disaster or critical incident and to arrange for additional resources as necessary to resolve the stress which accompanies the crisis. Additionally, this workshop prepares attendees to deploy immediately using Green Cross Assistant Deployment Protocols and follow Incident Command System chain of command during disaster activation. Lastly, presenters will instruct attendees on how to differentiate between field traumatology and clinical practice.
This Program Includes These Topics:
- Welcome, Participant Instructor Introductions; Course Overview;
- Lecture (The Nature of Disasters, and the Ethical Traumatologist)
- Trauma Assessment, Lecture (Green Cross Deployment Protocols and Incident Command System)
- Field Protocols, Lecture (Intervention Strategies and When to Use Them), Activity (Practicing Stress Management Techniques
- Putting it all together, Activity (Assessment and Intervention Role Play)
- Course Conclusion, Review/Q&A, Knowledge Assessment, Certificates
- Field Protocols - Lecture (Green Cross Deployment Protocols and Incident Command System)
- Intervention - Lecture (Intervention Strategies and When to Use Them, Activity (Practicing Stress Management Techniques)
- Putting It All Together - Activity (Assessment and Intervention Role Play)
- Course Conclusion, Review/Q&A, Knowledge Assessment, Certificate
Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, university faculty, social workers, school administrators, and teachers, and students
After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify the four phases of emergency management, the eight phases of disaster and key concepts of disaster mental health.
- Recognize and adhere to the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology's Standards of Practice and Standards of Self-Care.
- List the causes of trauma and the trauma response.
- Recognize related symptoms of trauma, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and stress.
- Recognize and follow incident command system chain of command.
- Recognize and follow Green Cross deployment protocols.
- Describe stress management and crisis intervention techniques, and apply techniques at the appropriate time.
- Conduct an initial trauma assessment.
- Describe the four waves of disaster assistance, and appropriate intervention methods for individuals and groups.
- Demonstrate the six steps of the Individual Defusing Model.
- Demonstrate the appropriate methods for assessment, triage, stabilization, and referral.
The workshop brings the benefit to the community by equipping clinicians with the skills to decrease the damaging effects of human-caused or natural disaster and critical incident. The field and profession is enhanced by an exploring of the seriousness of trauma within individuals and families while expanding the awareness of trauma and clinical competence in this area.
CE Hours Available = 12
CE Price total- $60
Professional = $198 ($99 per day)
Student, Regent Alumni, SPC Alumni, SPC Site Supervisors, Regent Faculty and Staff
(ID Required at Workshop) = $170 ($85 per day)
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration/Check In Opens
Part I - Welcome, Participant Instructor Introductions; Course Overview;
Part II - Lecture (The Nature of Disasters, and the Ethical Traumatologist)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch (On your own)
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Part III - Trauma Assessment, Lecture (Green Cross Deployment Protocols and Incident Command System);
Part IV - Field Protocols, Lecture (Intervention Strategies and When to Use Them), Activity (Practicing Stress Management Techniques;
Part V - Putting it all together, Activity (Assessment and Intervention Role Play);
Part VI - Course Conclusion, Review/Q&A, Knowledge Assessment, Certificates
5:00 p.m. - Dismiss
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Part VII - Field Protocols - Lecture (Green Cross Deployment Protocols and Incident Command System)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch (On your own)
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Part VIII - Intervention - Lecture (Intervention Strategies and When to Use Them, Activity (Practicing Stress Management Techniques);
Part IX - Putting It All Together - Activity (Assessment and Intervention Role Play);
Part X - Course Conclusion, Review/Q&A, Knowledge Assessment, Certificate
5:00 p.m. - Dismiss
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Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Dr. Benjamin B. Keyes, born in Virginia, grew up in a typical Jewish family and, since his youth, was consecrated to God and the search for a deeper relationship with Him. Such motivation was attained through honest questioning and fearless exploration as instructed by a Rabbi from Hebrew School. He also greatly values education and learning and since finishing a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 1978, he has attained 5 doctorates. He completed in first doctoral program in Theology in 1985 after sitting on his dissertation for five years. Dr. Keyes then went on to complete a specialization in Theology, three more Doctorates (Theology, Ministry, and Counseling Psychology), and received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity (DD). For Dr. Keyes education has been a wonderful way to expand horizons and foster understanding. Additionally, he has had an extensive career in a wide variety of venues including the classroom. Moreover, he has worked in the field of counseling and ministry, coming up through the ranks of government and private agencies, hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, churches, training facilities, and private practice.
In the last few years, research has captured his attention with most of the focus targeted at Dissociative Identity Disorder and both Christian and secular applications to healing. He assisted in developing the Center for Trauma Studies here at Regent with one of the programs aimed at training graduate students to be first-responders in situations of natural disasters and/or man-made disasters. Because of his belief that Jesus Christ is very alive in third world nations and his understanding of the need for workers equipped with His heart, alliances have been formed with Global Aid Network, Operation Blessing, and the American Green Cross to train and certify students with skills they will take into their respective careers. He hopes to continue to develop the Center for Trauma Studies and to do what he can to fulfill the university's ultimate goal of equipping Christian leaders to change the world.
Dr. Merrill Reese, Ph.D.
Dr. Merrill Reese completed his Ph. D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and his M.A. in Community Counseling at Regent University. Additionally, he completed his B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Regent University has provided many different educational and professional opportunities for Dr. Reese including enhancement of clinical skills as a counselor, graduate education, development of academic instructional skills and opportunities to teach both here and abroad. His educational and teaching experience at Regent has opened him to many new perspectives and horizons as well.
He views counseling much like education in that both the counselee and the student need a place of safety in which they are free to explore the deeper questions of life. The exploration of that which is deep will often create a space between the participants. As painful as that space can be, it is often that pain that is the motivating factor that drives one towards the change or the answers to the questions that they seek. The creation of a sacred space for the participant to do their work thus becomes the task of the counselor and or educator. As a counselor/educator, it is his sincere desire to help create a sacred space for the exploration of the deeper issues and questions of life. As a fellow seeker he also joins with those who question and seek the answers to the ultimate questions and meanings of life.
In his limited spare time he enjoys photography, travel, short term mission trips and playing drums and other various assorted percussion instruments.