Responding to Disasters: Principles and Considerations for Behavioral Health | Recorded Webinar



This 90-minute webinar addresses disaster behavioral health, which includes general behavioral health issues, phases, points of intervention, and best practices for how to address behavioral health in the context of natural and human-caused disasters as well as critical incidents. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Identify the phases of disaster response and recovery
  • Understand the typical behavioral health considerations and interventions appropriate to each stage
  • Recognize risk factors related to experiences in disasters and critical incidents
  • Apply best practices in disaster preparedness to mitigate negative behavioral health outcomes





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, teaches as an Associate Teaching Professor at Seattle University and serves as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. 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 and 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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March 10, 2023
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