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The American Red Cross (ARC) is offering a Foundations of Disaster Mental Health (FDMH) training webinar on June 8 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT. This three-hour webinar is available to eligible mental health professionals interested in working as disaster mental health (DMH) volunteers at the local and national level. The purpose of the course is to prepare licensed mental health professionals to provide for and respond to the psychological needs of survivors and relief workers.  Completion of this course will fulfill the requirements for entry-level mental health training needed by all ARC Disaster Mental Health volunteers. However, additional training may be required by your local chapter. Please contact your local ARC chapter for more information.

To take the course, an individual must have an independent, active and unrestricted state license as a master’s level mental health professional or be enrolled in a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree in a DMH-eligible field of study (e.g., professional counseling, school counseling, marriage and family therapy, etc.).

To register for the webinar you will need to register online by clicking the link below. Find the webinar by name or enter the meeting number 742 314 675:

Foundations of Disaster Mental Health Webinar

Please direct questions about the webinar to Valerie Cole, PhD at Valerie.cole@redcross.org.

Access information for the July course will be released in the coming months.