Disaster Mental Health Counselling

Posted on 6 March 2022

Disasters are on the rise. Whether it’s disasters like the current floods in Australia or the COVID-19 global pandemic, the outcomes can have enduring emotional consequences for individuals and communities.

To train you in this challenging yet rewarding field, Mental Health Academy, AAPi’s CPD partner, have developed a world-first Disaster Mental Health Counselling Credential Course. This 31-hour deep-dive program will teach you best-practice strategies, clinical skills and cultural insights to effectively serve in disaster-affected areas, anywhere in the world.

Leading you through the course is one of the world’s prominent experts in disaster mental health and trauma counselling. Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji as a Professor at Xavier University of Louisiana (United States) and Director of the XULA Center for Traumatic Stress Research. Dr. West-Olatunji has over 25 years of global experience with disaster mental health – having coordinated outreach projects in post-Katrina New Orleans, Southern Africa, India, and post-earthquake Haiti.

Some benefits of enrolling in the program include:

  • Enjoy an immersive 31-hour learning experience supported by 24 video lectures, dozens of downloadable articles & handouts, case studies & real-life stories, progressive assessments, and more.
  • Progress at your own pace – with on-demand (online, 24/7, lifetime) access to all video lectures, learning materials, and course resources.
  • Learn up-to-the-minute research on disaster counselling, through a range of learning modes including video lectures, forum discussion, and case studies.
  • Receive an internationally-verifiable Digital Badge and CPD Certificate upon completion, and accrue 31 “Active CPD” hours.

As a valued AAPi member, for a limited time only you can save $100 (34% off) when enrol in this program (the pricing has been reduced from $295 to $195 only). 

You can learn more and enrol here.