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Webinar: Psychosocial impacts of disaster: Assisting community leaders

Dr. Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH, will present on assisting community leaders on the psychosocial impacts of disaster with annotations for pandemics. He will focus on understanding the importance of risk communication to mitigate mental health problems during disasters, review the phases of disaster as it pertains to mental health, and provide an overview of risk and protective factors for individuals and communities faced with disaster.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of risk communication to mitigate mental health problems during disasters.
  • Learn the phases of disaster as it pertains to mental health.
  • Understand risk and protective factors for individuals and communities faced with disaster.

Presenter: Dr. Andrew J. McLean, MD, MPH is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. McLean was previously the Medical Director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services. He has served on a number of clinical, administrative and regulatory boards including medical licensing and professional health programs. In 2011, Dr. McLean received the American Psychiatric Association Bruno Lima Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Psychiatry and brings this notable experience to the session. He is Technical Trainer with the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
 

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar