Resilience Training: Psychological Survival Skills for Before, During & After Crises

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:
Conditions of extreme stress require extraordinary counter-measures. Resilience training improves mental health and helps prevent mental illness. Resilience skills can also improve performance under stress, facilitate recovery from traumatic injury, and promote adaptation across the lifespan. Given the troubling rates in high-risk populations of PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicide, violence, and substance use disorder, the need for resilience training has never been greater. Practical evidence-based and theory-driven resilience principles and skills will be explored. Coping skills taught in clinical settings and in positive psychology will be explored with a view toward primary prevention and training—including cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence.

This course is designed especially for all emergency responders with a personal interest (such as military, police, firefighters, disaster workers) and those who support them, including mental health professionals, pastoral counselors/chaplains, leaders, and peer counselors.

Program Highlights:

  • Defining Resilience
  • Attributes of resilience
  • Potential for primary prevention of PTSD
  • Ideal sequence & format for teaching resilience
  • Behavioral strengths
  • Constructive belief system
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Philosophical & spiritual intelligence
  • Pre-crisis preparation

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Contact Hours: 

14 Contact Hours: 1.4 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 14 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2020) Renewal Pending
  • 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – March 1, 2021)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.