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OHEP-BP4-PFA Psychological First Aid [Live Virtual Course]

Enrollment DeadlineSectionCourse FormatStart/End Dates Details Instructor(s)Speakers
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM WebEx 6/7/2023 to 6/7/2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM WebEx 4/12/2023 to 4/12/2023

Course Description


Psychological First Aid is an early intervention that can be used to support anyone who is stressed or distressed, including patients, clients, and colleagues. This training will present a toolkit of supportive elements that can be used to help others, regardless of the setting or source of the stress, in order to remove barriers to natural resilience.

Target Audience

Hospital, nursing home, adult care facility, Local Health Department, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Management.


Amy Nitza, Ph.D., LMHC, Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.

Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health and Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz.



There are no prerequisites to take this course. 

Course Competencies

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