Disaster Response and Behavioral Health with Dr. Kira Mauseth


The Northwest MHTTC is pleased to host Dr. Kira Mauseth, a co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health, as she presents 2 webinars and a series of skills training modules with a focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Behavioral Health Workforce.

Webinar Recordings and Slides

Skills Training Modules


Module 1: Effective Communication and De-escalation Techniques with Colleagues, Patients, Staff and Community Members 
  1. Session A: 11AM-12PM (PDT)     Tuesday, April 6th 2021          VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES
  2. Session B: 2-3PM (PDT)              Wednesday, April 7th 2021     VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES

Module 2: Family / Work Demands and Responsibilities: Addressing the Personal Impacts of the Pandemic on the Family System 
  1. Session A: 11AM-12PM (PDT)     Tuesday, April 20th 2021          VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES
  2. Session B: 2-3PM (PDT)              Wednesday, April 21st 2021     VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES

Module 3: Grief, Loss and Bereavement: Coming to Terms with COVID-related Losses
  1. Session A: 11AM-12PM (PDT)     Tuesday, May 4th 2021          VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES
  2. Session B: 2-3PM (PDT)              Wednesday, May 5th 2021     VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES

Module 4: Resilience for Healthcare Professionals in the Reconstruction and Recovery Phase of the Pandemic: How to Navigate and Define the "New Normal”
  1. Session A: 11AM-12PM (PDT)     Tuesday, May 18th 2021          VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES
  2. Session B: 2-3PM (PDT)              Wednesday, May 19th 2021     VIEW RECORDING AND RESOURCES


MEDIC, REST, and SAFE Models​

Families, Children, and Teens:​

Emergency and Healthcare Workers:​

Businesses and Workers:​


  • Health Support Team (including train-the-trainer)​

  • PsySTART-Responder (frontline healthcare only)​

For information on trainings, please reach out to the Behavioral Health Strike Team at [email protected].


DOH – Forecasts, situation reports, guidance, and other resources:​

State – General mental health resources and infographics:​


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Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaches as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience, trauma and disaster behavioral health.

She has worked extensively in Haiti with earthquake survivors, in Jordan with Syrian refugees and with first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound and the United States.

Dr. Mauseth also conducts trainings with organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities.


These events are part of our Provider Well-Being Activities

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