Treating Victims of Mass Disaster and Terrorism - Larry E. Beutler

Larry BeutlerUniversidade do Minho, Departamento de Psicologia

Ph D HONORS LECTURES

16 de JUNHO (Segunda-Feira) – 18.00 horas
Anfiteatro do Centro Multimedia - IEP
TREATING VICTIMS OF MASS DISASTER AND TERRORISM
LARRY E. BEUTLER

Following the attack of September 11, 2001, over 10,000 mental health professionals
volunteered to assist those who were victims of this disaster. Unfortunately, all were
trained differently, many practiced interventions that were known to be ineffective or
worse, and there was little understanding of who were in need of assistance and who
were not. Dr. Beutler and colleagues were asked by the Director of the US Office of the
American Red Cross to provide guidance about what treatments work for victims and first
responders to mass trauma. Through a subsequent affiliation with the Medical Reserve
Corps, a program funded by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office, the National Center on
the Psychology of Terrorism (NCPT) was founded. Initially, NCPT was a joint venture of
the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, the Medical Reserve Corps, the Naval Post
Graduate School, the Palo Alto Veterans Medical Center, and Stanford University. It has
now developed a separate identity as a research and training institute that focuses on
training first responders and mental health practitioners in the use of research informed
intervention that is applicable to the problems that arise following mass trauma. This
presentation will show how to train mental health personnel to recognize mental health
needs and to employ a three stage model of intervention that is designed to assist
victims and first responders in their recovery.

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