Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference

2022 Conference

The Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference is for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health care providers, public health officials, nurses, emergency managers, and first responders to learn how to prepare and respond to the psychological effects of disaster and mass casualty events.

If you have questions, please contact Luisa Del Castillo at ldelcastillo2@unl.edu or call 402.472.5772.

Registration is now open!

July 29, 2022

In-Person Conference

 

Embassy Suites – Downtown Old Market

555 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Reserve your room today.

 

New This Year:

July 28, 2022

Pre-Conference workshop for clinicians (psychologists, LIMHP, LMHP, APRN, RN, MD)

“Treatment for Post-Disaster Distress” by Dr. Jessica Hamblen.

Planned Speakers

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Jessica Hamblen, PhD

National Center for PTSD,
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postdisaster Distress (CBT-PD)
(All day training for clinicians on July 28)

Jessica Hamblen, PhD

National Center for PTSD,
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Building Client Resilience Using Skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postdisaster Distress

Rebecca L. Wysoske, M.D.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

WHOLE (Wellness – How One Lives Effectively) stress management program for nursing

Christian Burgess

Vibrant Emotional Health
Disaster Distress Helpline

Emergency Hotlines in Disaster (Disaster Distress Helpline, 988, etc.)

Objectives

1

Describe post-disaster distress and skills people can learn to manage it.

2

Examine ways to manage acute stress, and how a stress management program can be adapted and implemented to promote resilience.

3

Learn the role hotlines serve during disasters and crises, including information about Nebraska 988.

4

Discuss ethical considerations and challenges in providing behavioral health services, particularly after a disaster.

Conference Sponsors

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Project Partners

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