NYU Steinhardt

Special Topics in Crisis Intervention and Management: Disaster Mental Health

  • Course Number: APSY-GE 2701
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Provides the theoretical foundation for psychological support programs & interventions, preparing mental health professionals to serve as disaster mental health providers & first responders. Investigates the consequences of posttraumatic stress resulting from natural disasters, human-made emergencies, or societal violence on victims, families, emergency workers, & community members. Examines psychological, physiological, biological, social & behavioral reactions to emergencies with an emphasis on risk factors, support systems, crisis intervention & treatment. Explores the effectiveness of programs designed to mitigate disaster mental health problems.
  • Old Course Number: E63.2701