Registration for RegentRegistration for Professionals

Program Quick Facts

Available On Campus and Online

New Section:
January 24, 2015

CE Hours = 6
CEUs = 0.6

CE Fee:

Registration Price:
Professionals - $99
Regent - $85

Regent University Campus
Classroom Building Room 237


Please click here to log in to print your certificate.

This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

CPC347 - Psychological First Aid

psychological first aid image - person with head in hands

January 24, 2015

In this workshop students will learn about ways of thinking about the trauma induction and reduction process; how to consider the most appropriate assessment and diagnostic instruments. Read more below.

Certificate Available | 6 CEs | 0.6 CEUs

Workshop Description:

In this workshop students will learn about ways of thinking about the trauma induction and reduction process; how to consider the most appropriate assessment and diagnostic instruments; how resiliency and stress reactions are determined in part by the history and current social resources traumatized personality; how to classify the presenting symptoms of the traumatized and determine the best intervention approach from an array of approaches; and the pitfalls to burnout and secondary trauma (compassion fatigue).

This program includes these topics:

  • Overview

  • Safety and Comfort

  • Stabilization

  • Information Gathering

  • Practical Assistance

  • Connections with Social Supports (plus Coping and Collaborative Services)

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, university faculty, social workers, school administrators, and teachers, and students

Educational Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Offer practical assistance to children and adolescents.
  2. Identify the most immediate needs of their clients.
  3. Clarify needs, discuss an action plan, and act to address the need.
  4. Enhance access to primary support persons (family and significant others).
  5. Encourage use of immediately available support persons.
  6. Discuss support-seeking and giving with survivors.
  7. Be aware of special considerations for children and adolescent survivors.
  8. Model support for survivors.
  9. Relay basic information about stress reactions.
  10. Relay common psychological reactions to traumatic experiences and losses.
  11. Talk with children about body and emotional reactions.
  12. Provide basic information on ways of coping to survivors.
  13. Teach simple relaxation techniques to survivors.
  14. Help families cope.
  15. Assist with developmental issues.
  16. Assist with anger management.
  17. Address highly negative emotions.
  18. Help survivors with sleep problems.
  19. Provide direct links to additional services.
  20. Make referrals for children, adolescents, and adults.
  21. Promote continuity in helping relationships.


CE Hours Available = 6

CEUs = 0.6

CE Price Total = $60

Registration Price for Workshop:

Professional/General Registration: $99

Current Regent University Students Registration(ID Required at Event): $85

Regent University Classroom Building, Room 237

Program Schedule:

8:00 AM - Registration

8:30 AM - Introduction and Overview - Part 1

9:15 AM - Safety and Comfort - Part 2

10:30 AM - Break

10:45 AM - Stabilization - Part 3

11:30 AM - Lunch (on your own)

12:30 PM -Information Gathering - Part 4

2:30 PM - Practical Assistance - Part 5

3:30 PM - Break

3:45 PM - Connections with Social Supports (plus Coping and Collaborative Services) - Part 6

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Relevant References

  1. National Center for PTSD. (2006). Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide (2nd Edition).
  2. Ruzek , J.I., Brymer, M.J., Jacobs, A.K., Layne, C.M., Vernber, E.M., Watson, P.J. (2007). Psychological First Aid. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, (29), 7, pg. 17-49.

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.