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Psychological First Aid Course (PFA)

Date: Jan 10, 2013
Status: Presented
Capacity: 30 Candidates Only
Location: Sacré Coeur Hospital - Baabda

Mental Health and Psychological First Aid: Workshop Agenda

Speaker: Hanadi Massalkhi, BSN, MSN-Psychiatry and Mental Health (AUB)

Language: presentation in Arabic

Thursday January 10, 2013

09:00 – Welcome

           Introduction to the workshop

09:15 – General Concepts of Mental Health and Mental Illness

            Mental Health Basics

            Therapeutic Communication

            Mental Status Examination

            Legal, Ethical, Cultural Issues

10:30 – Coffee Break

10:45 – Psychological First Aid (PFA)

            Definition, history nand goal of PFA


            PFA Skill Set

            De-escalation Techniques

            Psychological Condition of People in Emergencies

            Psychological Support

            Attributes and Skills of Healthcare Provider

            Do’s and Don’ts of PFA

            Referrals for Additional Care and Support

13:00 – Lunch Break

13:30 – Grief and Loss

            Definition, characteristics and stages of Grief

            Dealing with Grief

           Stress and Coping Strategies

            Definitions of Stress

            Predisposing Factors & Precipitating Stressors

            Stress Response

            Phases of Stress Reaction

           Helping the Helper

           Self Help Techniques

           Purposes of Coping Skills

           Stress Management Techniques

15:00 – Evaluation and Workshop Closure


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