ISSUP Ukraine and ITTC-Ukraine welcome you to a joint initiative dedicated to the ongoing war and the events that resulted from Russian's attack on Ukraine. Ukrainians are currently experiencing extremely traumatic events that will have a direct impact on their mental health for a long time to come. The purpose of these online events is to support professionals in Ukraine, to provide evidence-based available skills of first aid to people of different groups in acute and chronic stress, to teach to recognize conditions that require reference to the specialists. This webinar series is mostly targeted to the non-professionals in mental health field (family doctors, general practitioners, nurses, social workers, students), but we invite everyone who would like to receive the newest information on this important issue.
Webinar 3: War - psychological skills for surviving and coping with traumatic events: Helping people who have become refugees or internally displaced
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Watson, Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Watson, Ph.D. is a psychologist working for the National Center for PTSD. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Catholic University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Harvard medical school. Prior to joining the National Center for PTSD in 1998, she was a Navy psychologist for eight years, working with adults for four years, and children and families for four years. She served as assistant director of terrorism and disaster programs for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress from 2007 to 2010, and as an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School from 1999 to 2010. She has collaborated with federal working groups to create publications for public and mental health interventions following terrorism, disaster, and pandemic flu. In collaboration with authors from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and National Center for PTSD, she has co-authored the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Guide and the Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Manual. In collaboration with authors from the Department of Defense and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, she has co-authored the Combat Operational Stress First Aid (COSFA) Field Guide, and Curbside Manner and Stress First Aid for Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel, as well as creating versions for law enforcement professionals and rail workers. She has co-edited three books on disaster behavioral health interventions, and numerous articles, guidance documents, and chapters on disaster mental health, combat and operational stress, early intervention, and resilience.