Psycho-Spiritual First Aid

Date: October 11, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom

What is psycho-spiritual first aid, and how does it differ from interventions like critical incident stress management?

Join Chaplain Deb Wacker, M.Div, MBA, BCCC, FHPC for an introduction to psychological first aid for spiritual care providers, a key intervention in disaster and crisis response. Participants will learn the principles of PFA, how it differs from other interventions (such as critical incident stress management), where to learn more about psychological first aid, and how they might implement it in their own practice of spiritual care.

We’ll be joined by:

Deb Wacker is the Founder and Director of The Shepherd’s Shoulder. She has expertise in ER/ICU trauma chaplaincy, palliative care and spiritual counseling. Chaplain Deb has provided spiritual care and counseling for the primary and secondary trauma victims, families and staff for two mass casualty incidents in Virginia.

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