Dec 19, 2019
Great structure and interactive format. Clear expectations and excellent materials. Subject was explained in an effective manner that was easily understood and applied. Very useful for any profession!
Apr 15, 2020
A wonderful course with clear explanations and case scenarios to help reinforce learning. I was truly engaged throughout the course and felt like I learned a lot more than I anticipated when going in.
By sneha p•
Jul 13, 2017
it is a great way to learn new things sitting back at home and at your own pace. This course has definitely taught me 2 important things. one is listening and other is positive reaction. I hope I go out and make some difference to people in disaster with the tactics this course has taught. I would suggest anybody to go ahead with this course!
By Tiffany J T•
Dec 30, 2017
This is a short but inspiring course. It is not just handy for front-line workers, but some of the principles are also applicable to everyday communications and attending to mental health of those close friends whom I love. Also, the course has motivated me to pursue a career path or at least some volunteer experiences in a relevant field :)
By Nhan M T•
Jun 20, 2021
PFA is one of the first medial courses I took on Coursera. With no medical background or relevant trainings, I find this course spectacular, well-structured and easy-to-understand. The case studies are very practical, and engaging. It makes me want to study another psychological course with Johns Hopkins. Thanks a lot for the great course!
By Melanie C•
Jul 15, 2020
I really enjoyed the course and know I have acquired information/skills that I can take into my profession - As well as for personal use due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the simulations were such an integral part of the learning experience, I simply wish I had more scenarios (reading or by video) to relate the course material back to.
By Armando G J•
May 12, 2020
An excellent overview of psychological first aid. Dr. Everly does a great job in walking you through each of the steps with the help of a vignette. You also learn from a natural disaster in the past to later discuss how psychological first aid can be applied. An excellent resource that is worth your time, especially in these trying times.
By Mouna H•
Sep 11, 2021
This course allows to identify the expected and hopeful contribution from volunteers in natural disasters, as it organizes and directs how to help those affected during disasters according to the nature of their needs and how to assess cases probably, a very interesting and useful course, I advise every productive individual to take it.
By Muthu K M•
Jan 29, 2021
As a mental health professional I have been bowled over by the simple effective RAPID method which can be used effectively by lay persons within the community to respond to surge due to disasters.
I recommend everyone to take this course, especially teachers, community leaders and anyone wanting to help build resilience in the community.
By fatimatul a a•
May 30, 2020
Thank you Dr Everly for a very informative course. The content is clear and concise. The main points are highlighted in the slides. The role plays in the simulation videos are very helpful. I am also grateful for the practical recommendations for each of the RAPID components that can be applied immediately in the field. Thank you again.
By Michael G P•
Jan 29, 2021
This is an excellent short introduction to psychological first aid by a leader in the field. It is based on a method developed at Johns Hopkins and is based in community public health. Given the increase in environmental disasters-- fires, floods, hurricanes etc. and the covid-19 pandemic, these skills are needed more than ever before.
By Maria C A R•
Jul 2, 2020
O curso, além de muito bonito, várias vezes me deixou de boca aberta e sem palavras sobre as diversas situações apresentadas. Não queria acabar o curso pelo simples fato de que o amei demais, e não queria que fosse tão pouco. Recomendo muito, o que aprendi aqui já consigo aplicar no dia a dia, não sendo necessariamente uma adversidade.
By YASMINA I M L•
Apr 23, 2020
The course provides very useful, functional and practical tools to apply as active help to other people who need it in times of crisis. Its methodology through the R-A-P-I-D letters helps to understand the information in a more concrete way than usual in extensive manuals with which much information is lost. Excellent course.
By sarah c•
Jun 24, 2020
This course gave me invaluable insight into Psychological First Aid , it gave me a starting block into online education. I would like to thank all involved in this course not only for opening my mind to how essential Psychological First Aid is, but how engaging the course itself was and how it was superbly executed. Thank you so much.
By Susan B•
Jan 29, 2020
This course was informative, clarifying, and concise. The videos were an excellent accompaniment to the material. Dr. Everly is clearly an expert in the field and presented the material in a clear and specific way with examples and real life experiences. His pace was excellent and I am very happy with what I learned in this course.
By Jorge R•
Dec 8, 2020
I am taking a masters degree in Psicossocial rehabilitation and mental health and this complement was very important to my studies.
It is a very practical course. The way it is offered to the students is very clean and well structured.
I suggested the course not only to fellow students but, due to its nature, to my friends and familly.
By Alfonsus G•
May 20, 2020
Very good because I can find a way to interact with people who are in conditions that are not as usual. I feel this knowledge applies to all types of first aid treatment, starting from post-natural disasters to when someone experiences a problem. I came to understand a way to understand that person from the perspective of psychology.
By Jonathan B A•
May 31, 2018
I found this course to be very helpful on my journey to being a psychologist but for now I guess I'm just an
amateur psychologist but I am grateful and honored to have been a part of this course and to learn from a wonderful teacher, the knowledge I've learned from him will be put to good use in the future, I rate this course 5 stars
By John P•
Dec 27, 2017
This course not only talks about the technical aspects of helping others who are suffering from their loss, but also provides videos of good and bad examples in a real scene. Meanwhile, on a general point of view, it is also a good introduction to talking with others, especially with the ideas of reflective listening and paraphrasing
By Luis M•
Jul 20, 2021
Excelente curso. Los temáticas, los tópicos, las experiencias reales, el lenguaje académico, las técnicas de ayuda primarias en momentos de crisis, resultan valiosos y oportunos en situaciones en las que cotidianamente observamos y a las que tenemos que enfrentarnos, para ayudar al ser humano. Felicitaciones. Mi inmensa gratitud.
By ZAFEIRIA M•
Jul 29, 2020
This was a very well-organised course, which I believe is very useful and cvan be easily met by anyone and not only health care professionals. Everything was well explained and the materials made it even easier and more "fun" to understand the concepts and get some idea of how it is in a real life scenario. I highly recommend it!
By Lauren C•
Jun 15, 2020
A really informative course that I'd recommend to everyone and anyone looking to improve their communication skills. The things you cover in this course can benefit your everyday interactions, not just in times of emergency. Thank you to Mr Everly for a very interesting, informative course. I thoroughly enjoyed learning with you!
By Rose B•
Jan 23, 2018
This course boosts your emotional intelligence! I feel (and wish to be) more attentive to people's needs, more confident to listen, communicate effectively and provide more adequate support. RAPID model is a really useful tool. Enroll whether you work with people under great distress or not, this course is a gift to all of us. :)
By Shahzad Y•
Mar 5, 2022
I would strongly recommend this course to al my colleagues & social circle. Thank you Dr. G. Everly for explaining such a difficult phenomena so pleasantly to professionals of different background. It is important to raise awareness of kindness/compassionate social support for people in need, which this course mainly focuses on.
By Farhana Y•
Oct 17, 2020
An outstanding method of explaining on how to deal with distress. I think this course should be recommended to those suffering mild anxiety or stress disorders as it helps to build resiliency by relating some of the situations. It felt like a wonderful journey escaping from the darkness and cage in yourself! Thanks a million!!!
By Udbhav S•
Jul 5, 2020
It was an extremely informative course. While people may feel this is a waste of time as it does not advance their professional careers, I feel it is an important life skill, especially the part about active and receptive listening, that everyone must have. I strongly recommend taking this course no matter what field you are in.
By Elizabeth J•
Oct 15, 2020
A lot of instructors can be really boring to watch which distracts from the learning aspect of things. But the material was really interesting and was presented really well. Having videos showing what to do and what not to do was awesome. I learn by seeing and listening along with doing so this course worked out really well.