2020 was a year like no other with bushfires, floods, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Job losses, financial issues, the death of loved ones, property damage and uncertainty exerted an incredible strain and your clients may be experiencing stress levels unlike ever before.
View this recording of our webinar with Paul Stevenson, who discusses :
• How to work with clients after a natural disaster or other traumatic event such as floods, bushfires or a pandemic
• How to work with people experiencing job losses, financial issues, death of loved ones as a result of natural disaster
• Best practice for psychologists when working with clients who have experienced disasters so they can be confident in their treatment
More about our speaker: Paul Stevenson is a registered psychologist with many years experience in the Human Services Industry, both to the private and public sectors. He has extensive clinical experience and holds a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology.
Over the past thirty years, Paul has provided services in the clinical treatment of victims of trauma, and the strategic design and evaluation of Disaster Management interventions. He has provided on-site consultancy services to most major disasters in Australia and more recently to international disasters involving Australians. These include the Charleville Floods and Droughts (1993), the Moura Mine Disaster (1994), the Port Arthur Shootings (1996), the Margaret River Landslide (1996), the Thredbo Landslip (1997), the Bali Bombings (2002 and 2005), the J.W. Marriott Hotel Bombing in Jakarta (2003), businesses affected by the Australian Embassy Bombing in Jakarta (2004), the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster (2006), and the Malaysian Airlines MH370 and MH17 Disasters (2014). Paul was also an adviser to the Prime Minister (Hon. John Howard) during the Indian Ocean Tsunami campaign (2004/05) and provided assessment services to G4s Security and Wilson Security for Asylum Seekers on Nauru and Manus Island.
Paul is currently a consultant to the Australian Defence Force, has conducted many seminars and training courses in Disaster Management and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, authored and published four books, has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal in 2004 in recognition of his International Disaster Management interventions and received the United Nations Association of Australia Award in 2012.