Skills for Psychological Recovery: basic and effective strategies to manage common psychological issues following disaster

Workshop

A significant proportion of people experience a range of psychological issues and distress in the months after a disaster. Many of the people affected in this way can be assisted by primary care and mental health professionals using brief but effective strategies. The Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) protocol was developed as an evidence-informed resource for use by health and mental health personnel of varying backgrounds and qualifications. The protocol is intended to be used in a flexible manner depending on the person’s needs, and to allow for a single session contact or contact over multiple sessions.

This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about the SPR protocol, and to practice some key skills involved in providing this type of assistance to those affected by disaster.

The workshop will be part of 3rd Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium, “Impacts & Outcomes”
Mercure, Ballarat 14th – 16th November 2011, visit the website for more information.