Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)
April 3, 2014 – Fireside Inn, Waterville, ME
April 4, 2014 – Houlton Regional Hospital, Houlton, ME
9:00-10:45 Introduction to SPR
10:45 –11:00 Break
11:00- 12:00 Core Skills Introduction
12:00 –12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 2:45 Teaching Core Skills
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:30 Core Skills Practice
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: SPR is an evidence informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults and families in the weeks and months following disaster and exposure to trauma. This training offers SPR with a skills development approach, useful after the time when Psychological First Aid is utilized. SPR is designed to foster effective coping with post-disaster stresses by utilizing several core skill sets to promote the recovery of survivors, prevent maladaptive behaviors and prioritize a survivor’s resilience while focusing on individual needs and capabilities.
- Protect the mental health of disaster survivors
- Enhance survivors’ abilities to address their needs and concerns
- Teach skills to promote the recovery of survivors
- Prevent maladaptive behaviors while identifying and prioritizing a survivor’s needs
1. Identify and prioritize survivor’s needs
2. Assist survivors in learning core skills by teaching:
- Problem-solving skills
- Promoting positive activities
- Managing reactions
- Promoting helpful thinking
- Rebuilding healthy social connections
This is a skills-based training that presents the concepts developed by The National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and authored by (in alphabetical order): Berkowitz, S., Bryand, R., Brymer, M., Hamblen, J., Jacobs, A., Layne, C., Macy, R., Osofsky, H., Pynoos, R., Ruzek, J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P. in Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide, (2010).
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Mental health and substance abuse providers, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, spiritual care providers, first responders, and other individuals who wish to learn more about the behavioral health response to disasters or are interested in joining the Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team.
Psychology: AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6.25 hours of continuing education.
LADC Alcohol and Drug Counselors: AdCare Educational Institute is a recognized Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities Building Maine’s Capacity to Respond by the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Through this recognition the training has been approved for 6.25 contact hours (.625 CEU’s). AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. has been designated an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors).
Counselors: AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors as an approved provider of continuing education for counselors. Approved provider #5769. 6.25 hours of continuing education.
Social Worker: Please retain the certificate of completion received at the close of the training and a copy of the agenda to provide to the Maine State Board of Social Workers. Provision of these two documents is necessary for the Board of Social Workers to issue continuing education credit. NOTE: The Board of Social Worker Licensure no longer pre-approves continuing education. Total hours of training = 6.25 hours.
REGISTRATION FEE: (includes lunch, breaks and continuing education)
- Fee Waiver (only fully registered Maine DBH Response Team members are eligible to attend at no charge.)
NOTE: Registration confirmation and site directions will be emailed to you one week prior to the training. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 48 hours before the start of the training. No shows will be charged the full $35 fee.
To register on-line complete and submit the form below OR download the brochure and mail/fax your registration form to AdCare. For more information contact AdCare, 75 Stone Street, Augusta, ME 04330, 1.800.886.3933 or 207.626.3615 (voice), relay service dial 711 (TTY), 207.621.2550 (fax) or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Maine’s DBH Activities, contact: Kathleen Wescott, Director, Disaster Behavioral Health, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Maine CDC Tel: 207.287.3796 or Email: Kathleen.Wescott@maine.gov
Non-Discrimination Notice: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin, in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities, or its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amend- ed, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Maine Human Rights Act. Questions, concerns, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding the ADA may be forwarded to DHHS’s ADA Compliance/EEO Coordinator, State House Station #11, Augusta, Maine 04333, (207) 287-4289 (V), (207) 287-2000 (TTY). Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in program and services of DHHS are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the ADA Compliance EEO Coordinator.