Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training: An extension of Psychological First Aid

2-DAY TRAINING: Only $40 per person – 12 CE Units!
Includes: Training on Saturday & Sunday, boxed lunches both days, and follow-up tele-consulting sessions with Drs. Ruzek and Watson



Dr. Patricia Watson , U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD and Dr. Joe Ruzek, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD
& Stanford University


Our directive is to help communities of fire survivors identify their most pressing current needs and concerns and teach and support them as they develop skills to address those needs.
Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an intervention that aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. It utilizes simplified skills-building components from evidence-based mental health treatment that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations. This SPR training will train practitioners to assist moderately-distressed re survivors in effectively using these skills. These SPR skills include: Problem Solving, Helpful Thinking, Building Healthy Social Connections, Positive Activity Scheduling and Managing Reactions.

12 CE’s submitted for Psychologists, RNs, LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs

Practitioners who complete the 12-hour training will be eligible to offer SPR in the community for an honorarium provided by the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, Wild re Survivor Mental Health Collaborative.

Drs. Ruzek and Watson are nationally-acclaimed PTSD experts, authors, educators and clinical psychologists focusing on disaster-behavioral-health interventions, disaster-mental-health, early intervention, and resilience. They have authored numerous evidence-based research articles, toolkits, and courses related to burnout and secondary trauma c stress, provider resilience, disaster mental health, assessment of PTSD, and anger- and sleep-management. Each serve as experts on numerous national committees, boards, organizations, and special-interest groups related to PTSD. For more information, please see their full bios at: https://healthcarefounda

Training sponsored by:
Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
In partnership with the
Wildfire Survivor Mental Health Collaborative, the Redwood Psychological Association and RE-CAMFT

The Redwood Psychological Association, a chapter of the California Psychological Association (CPA)*, is an organization for psychologists. We are located in Sonoma County, serving Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties and the Redwood Empire.

*CPA is co-sponsoring this event with the Redwood Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The BBS also recognizes CPA CE credit for their licenses.