Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed intervention designed to help individuals gain skills to reduce ongoing distress, promote resilience, and effectively cope in the weeks and months following a disaster or crisis.
11/18/20 Webinar Resources: Slides
SPR can be used in a variety of settings.
SPR intervention is limited to 1-6 sessions.
SPR is flexible, evidence-informed, and culturally sensitive.
SPR intervention is intended for individuals needing more than a single, brief intervention by a non-specialist but not necessarily needing full treatment for depression, anxiety, or PTSD.
SPR skills focus on improving social support, helpful thinking, problem-solving, managing distressing responses to disaster reminders, and increasing positive activities.
This is for direct service providers such as case managers, outreach workers, shelter/housing staff, peer specialists and other behavioral health staff.
We are unable to offer formal CEUs or certificates of completion for this webinar.
Resources to learn more about SPR:
- SPR one-pager skill summary
- SPR two-pager cheat sheet
- SPR skill selection tool
- The original SPR materials are available online here: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/skills-for-psychological-recovery
- More SPR resources are available here: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treat/type/skills_psych_recovery_manual.asp
Skills for Psychological Recovery Field Guide:
Skills for Psychological Recovery Free Online Training:
UW Department of Psychiatry COVID Resources:
COVID Coach App:
WA Listens (online resources & non-clinical support line):
About the Trainers/Facilitators:
Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the co-director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her program of research focuses on understanding response to traumatic events, with a focus on alcohol and substance misuse, and on building and testing interventions designed to promote recovery following trauma exposure. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains an active clinical practice.
Emily R. Dworkin, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on trauma recovery, with a focus on identifying strategies to promote resilience and understanding the role of social relationships in post-trauma outcomes.
Kristen Lindgren, PhD is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her research interests include addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexuality, and relationships. Her work focuses on investigating implicit (i.e., non-conscious or automatic) cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. She also serves as a consultant for dissemination projects aimed at training community-based mental health workers in Cognitive Processing Therapy and other evidence-based treatment for PTSD locally, nationally, and internationally.
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