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Coursera: Psychological First Aid

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6 hour 6 hours
Course teacher: George Everly, Jr., PhD

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Reflective Listening/Rapport

Assessment and Prioritization

Intervention and Disposition


Course description

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.

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Reflective Listening, Active Listening, Crisis Intervention, Psychological First Aid

About the instructor

George Everly, Jr., PhD

George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP is an award-winning author and researcher. Dr. Everly is listed as one of the world’s “Top 10 Authors” by BioMed Experts in three different areas: psychological crisis intervention, disasters, and human resiliency. He holds appointments as Associate Professor (part time) in Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Professor of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland (core faculty), and Associate in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness. He is Executive Director of Resiliency Science Institutes at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Training Centers, a research and training consortium. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Everly holds Honorary Professorships at the Universidad de Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Universidad de Weiner, Lima, Peru. He was a member of the CDC Mental Health Collaboration Committee (having chaired the mental health competency development sub-committee), the Infrastructure Expert Team within the US Department of Homeland Security, and the NVOAD Emotional & Spiritual Care Committee, as well as the NVOAD Early Psychological Intervention sub-committee. He is an advisor to the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and serves as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization.


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