Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) for Direct Service Providers

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Alaska Time Zone, there are many follow up meetings between January and July 2021
Day 1:
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at noon until 01:30 PM
Day 2:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at noon until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
FREE

Host And Instructor

Host
NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Instructor
Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD, Emily R. Dworkin, PhD, and Kristen Lindgren, PhD

Training Overview Description

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed intervention designed to help individuals gain skills to reduce ongoing distress, promote resilience, and effectively cope in the weeks and months following a disaster or crisis. The SPR intervention is intended for individuals needing more than a single, brief intervention by a non-specialist but not necessarily needing full treatment for depression, anxiety, or PTSD. SPR skills focus on improving social support, helpful thinking, problem-solving, managing distressing responses to disaster reminders, and increasing positive activities.

Event-specific Details

Why SPR?

  • SPR can be used in a variety of settings.
  • SPR intervention is limited to 1-6 sessions.
  • SPR is flexible, evidence-informed, and culturally sensitive.
  • SPR intervention is intended for individuals needing more than a single, brief intervention by a non-specialist but not necessarily needing full treatment for depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
  • SPR skills focus on improving social support, helpful thinking, problem-solving, managing distressing responses to disaster reminders, and increasing positive activities.

This is for direct service providers such as case managers, outreach workers, shelter/housing staff, peer specialists and other behavioral health staff.
We welcome and encourage applicants from the same clinic/facility/organization as that can foster connection while in this learning community.

The Learning Community is seeking applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Work in Region 10 (AK, WA, OR or ID)
  • Direct Service Providers who work with clients/consumers as main role
  • Do not have a graduate degree
  • Are able to commit to the full training curriculum

The Learning Community will be virtual and will include a commitment to:

  • Attend an overview webinar on 11/18 (1-2:30 Pacific) OR watch recording before kick-off meeting
  • Review SPR materials before kick-off meeting
  • Attend the kick-off meeting on Tue 12/8 1-2pm Pacific (live--1 hr)
  • Attend live consult calls which occur twice monthly over the course of 6 months, January - June 2021 (1 hour each = 2 hours a month)
  • Attend a live 3-month check-in meeting March/April 2021 (45 mins)
  • Attend a live wrap-up meeting June/July 2021 (45 mins)
  • Participate in evaluation surveys/feedback (which will be confidential)

Although formal CEUs will not be offered as part of this Learning Community, certificates of completion will be awarded.

About the Trainers/Facilitators:

Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the co-director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her program of research focuses on understanding response to traumatic events, with a focus on alcohol and substance misuse, and on building and testing interventions designed to promote recovery following trauma exposure. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains an active clinical practice.

Emily R. Dworkin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on trauma recovery, with a focus on identifying strategies to promote resilience and understanding the role of social relationships in post-trauma outcomes.

Kristen Lindgren, PhD is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her research interests include addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexuality, and relationships. Her work focuses on investigating implicit (i.e., non-conscious or automatic) cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. She also serves as a consultant for dissemination projects aimed at training community-based mental health workers in Cognitive Processing Therapy and other evidence-based treatment for PTSD locally, nationally, and internationally.

Registration Information

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) for Direct Service Providers or https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/?ab=wm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwKhqnsCxDZlGQlfhQXZKqzcNnF