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Coursera: Psychological First Aid

 with  George Everly
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.

Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience.

Participants will increase their abilities to:
- Discuss key concepts related to PFA
- Listen reflectively
- Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions
- Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions
- Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate
- Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health support
- Practice self-care

Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Open Education Lab.

Syllabus

Introduction
In this first week, we have some materials to get you oriented, a pre-course survey, two lectures on history and terms and concepts and a simulated look at PFA in action.

Reflective Listening/Rapport
This week, we'll be looking more closely at the R component of our RAPID model.

Assessment and Prioritization
This week, we'll be looking more closely at the A and P components of our RAPID model. A stands for Assessment, and P stands for Prioritization.

Intervention and Disposition
This week, we'll be looking more closely at the I and D components of our RAPID model in Lectures 7 and 8, respectively. I stands for Intervention, and D stands for Disposition.

Self-Care and Wrap-Up
Now that we've gone through the entire RAPID model, we'll turn our intention to you, the provider.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Psychology
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 1-3 hours a week
Calendar 5 weeks long
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Adelyne Chan completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A nice and concise introduction to psychological first aid, a course which I took purely out of interest (having 0 background in the field) and I really enjoyed the experience. George Everly Jr takes a lot of care to explain all of the concepts very thoroughly, and his passion in helping others through psychological fi Read More
A nice and concise introduction to psychological first aid, a course which I took purely out of interest (having 0 background in the field) and I really enjoyed the experience. George Everly Jr takes a lot of care to explain all of the concepts very thoroughly, and his passion in helping others through psychological first aid really shows through.

The one thing I felt could have made the course better would have been to provide more examples, rather than using the same example video for each of the modules that were covered. I got rather bored of watching the same scenario towards the end, and would really have appreciated seeing an example of handling different sorts of situations and/or different sorts of people in need (the example showed a lady in need who was clearly in distress but had a strong sense of resilience to begin with).
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a year ago
Star Ringhillard completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course should be mandatory for anyone who intends to help others in the case of a disaster. People go into shock and need someone who is empathetic n compassionate. This course helps give the caregiver confidence to approach someone in trouble. Excellent course.
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2 years ago
Marina Jevdokimova completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
A really helpful course both for disaster workers etc, and simply for improving your ability to help and support people. Highly recommended!
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Armando Vazquez Mena completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Great course for people who want to know how to help other in distress. I fantastic to have the desire and will to help when is needed, but it's also important to know how to do it.

The course is clear and understandable, with lots of useful information that can even be apply in our daily life.

I totally recommend it!
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Chris audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This was an immensely practical and straightforward introduction to psychological first aid which incorporated a robust and easy to implement framework for providing PFA. Very highly recommended!!
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