Feb 10, 2017
A very helpful course and full of practical information for persons interfered with disaster relief and crisis intervention as this course has a well- planned syllabus and really informative vignettes
Jul 20, 2018
The instructor was easy to follow, and very understanding! I have learned a lot with this course! Thank you for offering it, and I hope to see more courses on Psychology from John Hopkins University!
By Barbara V R•
May 12, 2019
I would recommend this course, very pleasantly presented by Dr. G. Everly, to professionals of different background. It is important to raise awareness of compassionate social support for people in need, which this course certainly does. RAPID model is proved to be efficient and easy to implement. I personally value the Self-care section, as I often find myself overwhelmed with other people's negative experiences and I tend to over empathize with them. Another useful tip, especially for therapists and/or psychologists as myself, is not to diagnose or provide therapeutic intervention. It is good to keep that in mind during PFA, because it can do more damage than good. Regarding Self-care section, it would have been useful to get more information about available resources for the helpers (e.g. supervision, on the spot intervention, support groups etc).
By Roberto L S A•
Oct 09, 2017
I very much enjoyed taking this course. The information, simulations and assessments all worked perfectly and now I feel better prepared for any sort of adversity and eager to help those in need.
By suresh t•
Jul 19, 2017
Very well prepared materials and videos.
simulation was really helpful and not too lengthy or detailed
Instructor was very knowledgeable and seems to know to say the right amount of information
By AlexTarriba V•
Mar 26, 2019
I enjoyed the course! Specially the videos. It made it much easier to understand how a conversation can go and how to handle it.
By Mike R G•
Apr 27, 2019
Great course for a future police officer like myself. A lot of training information to learn about people suffering from trauma as well as providing the best care as a first responder is critical . I highly appreciate this class and hope to see more advanced level psychology courses be available on this platform . Also, this is a great resume booster as well as can be mentioned on a cover letter to make you stand out from future applicants .
By samantha m•
May 09, 2019
Very much enjoyed this class and strongly believe it will help anyone who takes it to aid those not only in disaster situations, but in many areas of life
By Rashida B•
Apr 29, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. I will continue to familiarize myself with the RAPID model. We're living in times in which this type of training seems increasingly necessary. It's also an incredible way to give back to mine and neighboring communities where survivors may feel a level of discomfort with "strangers" during such an vulnerable time in their lives.
By Maya F•
Jun 18, 2019
I think this is a very useful topic about which everybody should be more conscious. Taking this course is an excellent way of training people and building the surge capacity that communities need. I truly enjoyed taking the course and from my point of view it's very achievable and not too long or too difficult. More people should become aware that they are able to take this course and learn this useful techniques, not only for natural disasters, but for everyday life.
By Conor M•
Jun 11, 2019
Fantastic course! It really provided the foundation to understanding PFA and it's application in helping people who are in disequilibrium following a stressful/traumatic event.
By Gabriela A d A•
Apr 04, 2017
Dear Mr. Everly,
The course is very well organized and objective. Maybe it could be offered in more languages – at least with subtitles – so more people would benefit from it.
Although I had not had any previous experience with PFA, I am pretty sure that I had been trying to find this field of knowledge for a long time… I am a psychologist (with a Psychosociological orientation) from Brazil and I have been working with human rights and community development in different settings and projects for the last 15 years also in other countries for short periods.
During the first simulation video, I was really touched, especially because I realized that I had found something that made complete sense to me as a psychologist, especially when our mentor stressed “it’s not therapy”. I am not a clinical psychologist and I did not come across these techniques and studies while I was at the university, and when I pictured myself working with refugees or the people at my city – I realized that we can apply PFA not only to people at catastrophes, but also to people living in very violent areas in some parts of Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.
Before the course, I was not satisfied with my resources to work in some settings: “Am I going to provide psychological therapy? No, it is not what I do”. But the PFA, yes, that I can picture myself doing it and have been doing something similar all my life. So, all I can say is Thank you, I will dive in.
By Mital D V•
Nov 19, 2018
Absolutely great course, with simplified explanation and numerous examples and videos to help in understanding. Many concepts applicable even in daily life. would recommend to others
By Lubna A•
Dec 06, 2018
It was great
By Mohammed K A O•
Jan 01, 2019
It's an eye-opening and a guidance subject that helps me firstly. Providing a well and comprehensive materials to convey the core of the message of the JHU. Thanks for all people who worked beyond that.
By Sasmith R M•
Jan 26, 2019
Loved the course. It was very detailed and well taught.
By Abdibasid A M•
Jan 28, 2019
Really important and quick course.
By Yessenia G G•
Jan 03, 2019
muy útil y con información nueva
By Akopian N•
Jan 31, 2019
Great course. Thank You for knowledjes that i got during these lessons, it was really interesting and helpful. Thanks again!)
By Andrés F G T•
Feb 05, 2019
Best invested time in my life. Thanks and greetings from Bogotá, Colombia (SouthAmerica)
By Leobel L•
Nov 22, 2018
Fantastic Course!! I learned so much, and it has made a huge impact on my approach with helping others,
By Александр Ш•
Nov 21, 2018
Очень толково и по делу
By Inga M•
Nov 21, 2018
It was interesting!
By Tara L•
Nov 22, 2018
This is an amazing class to for people looking to help. I'm so glad I have taken it.
By Laura F Q M•
Nov 28, 2018
Nice work in a few lesson gives a comprehensive view of psychological first aid. I recomended!
By Jennifer M•
Jan 12, 2019
Engaging, user friendly, and very informative!