International Ties: Disaster Behavioral Health with a Global Lens | Recorded Webinar


This 90-minute webinar will explore the global experience of behavioral health priorities during large-scale disasters or critical incidents including impact, rescue, and disillusionment phases based on examples from response work all over the world and in the US. We will address considerations for personal and professional preparedness, and must-haves for effective and efficient recovery practices at home and at work, and how disaster behavioral health differs from traditional clinical work here and abroad. We will also address cultural commonalities as well as distinctions that make this area of work very relevant on World Mental Health Day.





Kira Mauseth, PhD

Dr. Kira Mauseth

Dr. Kira Mauseth is a practicing clinical psychologist who sees patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates in Everett and Edmonds, WA, is a Teaching Professor at Seattle University and formerly served as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health throughout the COVID response. She also owns Astrum Health LLC, and consults with organizations and educational groups about disaster preparedness and resilience building within local communities. Dr. Mauseth has provided training to community groups and professionals both regionally and abroad as the co-developer of the Health Support Team© program. Her work and research focus on disaster behavioral health, resilience, and recovery from trauma as well as small and large-scale critical incident response and preparation for organizations. She has worked abroad extensively with disaster survivors and refugees in Haiti, Jordan and Poland, and has trained first responders and health care workers throughout Puget Sound the United States, and currently serves in the adult mental health clinical seat on Washington State’s Disaster Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC).

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October 13, 2023
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