Psychological First Aid and Disaster-Related Trauma
When disaster strikes, many legal professionals work hard to assist survivors of disaster. This CLE will help legal professionals understand the effective mental health interventions in disaster settings. Dr. Kholodkov will cover background information on cultural factors that play a hand in mental health intervention, examine ethical issues in disaster related mental health, and a brief orientation to disaster response in relation to disaster mental health. This training is recommended to those who practice in an area prone to natural disasters.
Tatyana Kholodkov, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and owner of Project Yes, PLLC, a private practice focused on mind-body wellness. She is the co-chair of the Disaster Response Task Force for the NC Psychological Association and an active member of the local Disaster Mental Health team for the American Red Cross. Tatyana has deployed to numerous national disasters and has served as a lead of the disaster mental health response teams, mostly recently coordinating efforts during Hurricane Florence. She supervises a disaster action team that responds to local disasters, including house fires and storm damage. Tatyana is also an instructor for Red Cross disaster courses, and provides trainings on stress reduction when working in a disaster area. In her practice, Tatyana specializes in evidence-based treatment for trauma and anxiety, and the impact of stress on mental and physical well-being.