Short Course Description
Full syllabus will be available to registered students only
Emergency & disaster situations confront the health responder teams in the front line of their sequela ? physical and psychic (or mental) trauma. Rate of mental health injuries from those conditions might reach overwhelming numbers, and might cause the collapse of mental health community and governmental systems.
The course will deal with these issues from multilevel approach and will attempt to bring together theoretical, clinical and organizational considerations.
The provision of the optimal response to disaster conditions regarding the mental health realm is primarily based on organization of services and actions. Hence a focus will be put on the aspect of mental health organization in disaster in the communities and governmental systems.
B. Course objectives
To expose students to an understanding of the two realms relevant to this topic:
(a) An understanding of the mental vulnerability of emergencies centered on the mental trauma and its various derivatives.
(b) Understanding the planning principles related to mental health in emergencies.