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About the Course

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. Utilizing the RAPID model (Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition), this specialized course provides perspectives on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature. The RAPID model is readily applicable to public health settings, the workplace, the military, faith-based organizations, mass disaster venues, and even the demands of more commonplace critical events, e.g., dealing with the psychological aftermath of accidents, robberies, suicide, homicide, or community violence. In addition, the RAPID model has been found effective in promoting personal and community resilience. Participants will increase their abilities to: - Discuss key concepts related to PFA - Listen reflectively - Differentiate benign, non-incapacitating psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions from more severe, potentially incapacitating, crisis reactions - Prioritize (triage) psychological/ behavioral crisis reactions - Mitigate acute distress and dysfunction, as appropriate - Recognize when to facilitate access to further mental health support - Practice self-care Developed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Open Education Lab....

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George was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. I was able to work at my own pace and complete the course fairly quickly. I would take an in-person course of his if I could!

Suzanne - Ottawa, ON


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Course was easy to digest but very engaging! Dr. George Everly is a remarkable instructor with many years of experience. As a first responder, I look forward to applyinh my learnings in the field :)

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By Nimra S

Nov 6, 2022

It's a good...not excellent course for social relief worker also for psychologist.

By Samantha Z M H

Apr 23, 2020

it really helped to see things outside of the psychologist pov! insightful course!

By Mary-Elizabeth M T

Jan 12, 2021

Very good information and field skills provided in an easy to understand manner.

By Ngawang T

Jun 26, 2020

I am happy that i took this course. Thank you for the great learning experience.


Apr 22, 2020

A very convenient and practical way to acquire the basic knowledge in the field.

By Francesca M

Jan 8, 2022

very interesting and with many points in common with counseling that I practice

By Tomi H

Aug 13, 2020

Good introduction to psychological first aid. I liked especially the scenarios.

By sneha s

Jan 10, 2021

justifies the name of the course . It is indeed about psychological first aid.

By M. B M

Jun 20, 2017

A good and basic course for awareness of distressing issues during disasters.


Jul 25, 2020

This course is really helpful especially in the time of the Covid pandemic.

By Aniket N

May 6, 2020

Very informative and content was presented in an extremely organized manner

By Kandiah R

Jun 8, 2021

This course should be taught in community level for preparedness at crisis

By Tay H Q

Aug 27, 2017

A very comprehensive yet summarised introduction of how PFA is conducted.

By zoyeb m z

Jul 7, 2020

A quick course on a very essential method. A must for any crisis manager

By jane m

May 6, 2020

Very educational. A very helpful course for non-professional responders.

By Afifa F

Mar 6, 2021

More tips and tricks on how to use these pfa lectures more effectively.

By Camila F

Oct 31, 2017

That´s a great course with a cientific and human regard to psychologica


Jun 25, 2020

It's useful for me to learn psychology, in first level of emergencies.

By Sarah P

Jul 28, 2017

Interesting, thought provoking, and helpful in a very grass-roots way.

By maya r

Nov 2, 2020

the course was very good and informative.

thank you so much George sir

By Suramya K

May 29, 2022

its very informative and helps us to understand practical knowlege .

By Alessio C

Apr 11, 2022

very good. some quiz has wrong/strange answers. please check them.

By Nikolaos M

Jan 20, 2021

All was good expect the example that i think is to ideal situation

By Hagar T

Oct 31, 2020

Well and interestingly made, only we have to remember it is basic.

By Deleted A

May 17, 2021

Helps to developed mental heath . good course esay to complete it