ABOUT THIS EPISODE
How do you assess and support someone in a time of crisis, particularly when so many people are already overwhelmed and stressed? Dr. Kira Mauseth speaks with us about disaster behavioral health and a model she developed for crisis management, triage, and de-escalation called LEND A HAND.
Kira Mauseth, PhD
Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who splits her professional time between seeing patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaching as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serving as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. She also serves on the state’s Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC). Her work and research interests focus on resilience and recovery from trauma as well as well as disaster behavioral health. She has worked abroad extensively in disaster response and with first responders and health care workers throughout United States. Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings and provides presentations to organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.
Christina N. Clayton, LICSW, SUDP, Northwest MHTTC Co-Director
Christina Clayton has been working in the behavioral health field since 1993 working with people and programs addressing severe mental health issues, substance use, co-occurring issues, chronic homelessness, integrated care, outreach, physical health, trauma and diversity/equity/inclusion topics. Christina has education and licenses/credentials in clinical social work, mental health and substance use. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work (MSW ’97). Learn more about MHTTC Staff & Faculty
- Webinar recording, slides, and resources: "LEND A HAND: A Crisis Management, Triage, and De-escalation model"