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Continuing Education - MPA Spring Series 2012 - Disaster Response
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MPA is pleased to announce a Spring Series 2012 Workshop

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Disaster Response Network Skills Training (6CE)
Presented by Kathy Dardeck, Ed.D., Janice Kaufman, Ph.D. & Lisa Livshin, Ed.D.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
9:00am – 12:00pm at the MPA Offices in Wellesley

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*This workshop requires the prior completion of the 8 online training modules available at MPA's DRN Online Training Page.   Please go to MPA website and click on "MPA CE Events" link on upper right, and scroll down to MPA DRN Training for details.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  SPACE IS LIMITED, WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

Following completion of the 8 online modules, psychologists are expected to participate in this 3-hour live simulation workshop.  With real life scenarios/role plays, it focuses on applying disaster intervention skills. This in-person workshop is appropriate for psychologists who have no disaster experience, as well as those with extensive experience.  Massachusetts Disaster Response Network executive committee members facilitate this workshop.

This training was brought to Massachusetts to adapt for its own use by Dr. Kathy Dardeck, who served in a consultant capacity in its adaptation. Dr. Dardeck is a psychologist with a part time clinical practice, and is core faculty in the School of Psychology at Walden University where she has taught courses in disaster, crises and trauma, and the psychology of terrorism among others. She has been an active member of the MA DRN since late 1994, active on the steering committee since 1995, served as the Co?Chair of the MA DRN since 1996 and as Chairperson since 2008. She has served many years on related committees including the Massachusetts Governor's Executive Office of Health and Human Services Disaster Mental Health Committee and the American Psychological Association (APA) National Advisory Committee to the DRN. She has many years experience as a consultant for private crisis corporations responding to disasters. She is a trained and certified American Red Cross disaster mental health provider, responding on behalf of Red Cross to numerous disasters in both western and eastern Ma over the years. She is the former clinical director of Western Ma Emergency Medical Services Critical Incident Stress Management Team and recipient of a Presidential Citation from the APA for her work at Ground Zero in New York City following September 11, 2001.

Massachusetts Disaster Response Network (DRN) member Dr. Janice Kaufman, a psychologist in private practice in Winchester, Massachusetts adapted the first and last modules of the online disaster mental health training for Massachusetts and serves as the narrator. Since late 1994 she has been an active member of the Massachusetts Disaster Response Network and has served on the steering committee since 1996. Her prior experience includes eight years of crisis intervention in a community mental health setting, as well as responding to disasters as a consultant for private crisis corporations. Additionally, Dr. Kaufman is a trained and certified American Red Cross disaster mental health provider and has responded on behalf of the Red Cross to numerous disasters, including Logan Airport after 9/11 and The Station Nightclub fire in Rhode Island. She has also been active on the Metro Boston Critical Incident Stress Management Team and served as its clinical coordinator for many years.

Dr. Lisa Y. Livshin is a psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts where she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of trauma. Since 2006, she has been an active member of the Massachusetts Disaster Response Network. Her prior experience includes 20 years as a trained and certified American Red Cross disaster mental health provider. On behalf of the Red Cross she has responded to many local disasters, including the Worcester, Rt. 9, and Station Nightclub fires. Dr. Livshin also serves as a consultant for private crisis corporations; in that capacity she has worked with groups affected by the aftermath of 9/11, the Haitian earthquake, and community violence. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Lesley University Graduate School of Psychology where she teaches a course on crisis intervention and disaster mental health. Since 1987, she has been a clinical instructor in Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

$90 for Members, $180 for Non-Members, $50 for Life/Student Members

*This workshop requires the prior completion of the 8 online training modules available at MPA's DRN Online Training Page.  Please contact MPA for more information.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  SPACE IS LIMITED, WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

The Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  MPA maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.  Please note that according to APA policy, you must attend the event in its entirety.  Partial credit will not be granted, no exceptions.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Fee minus $30 administrative charge for all cancellations made five (5) business days prior to event.  No refund for cancellations less than five (5) business days prior to event.

 

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