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September 15, 2020 Webinar: Communication Skills for Supporting Others



This workshop will address skills and strategies for communicating effectively with others during times of heightened stress.  The first part of the session will involve communication strategies for supporting others who are struggling. The second part will address communicating to solve problems during times of heightened emotions, including dealing with anger. 

 

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Amy Nitza Headshot

Amy Nitza, Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz. She is a psychologist who specializes in providing mental health training in academic and non-academic settings both nationally and internationally, with an emphasis on disaster mental health and trauma recovery. As a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Botswana, she trained mental health and school counselors and studied the use of group counseling interventions in HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents.  She led a UNICEF USA-funded project to develop and implement a program of mental health support for children impacted by Hurricane Maria and the 2020 earthquakes in Puerto Rico. She also led a project in Haiti to develop trauma-related interventions for children and to provide training for teachers in supporting traumatized children in the classroom. She regularly provides training to national and state organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and the New York State Department of Transportation. She is currently leading a multi-year project funded by the New York State Office of Victim Services to train service providers throughout the state. As an instructor, she led students in disaster recovery trips to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, and Coastal Bend, TX following Hurricane Harvey. Amy is the author and editor of numerous publications, and is co editor of the (2019) book Disaster Mental Health Case Studies: Lessons Learned from Counseling in Chaos. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and is President-Elect of the Society for Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49) of the American Psychological Association. In 2019, she won the Teacher of the Year award from Division 49.



 

This webinar is eligible for 0.15 CEU credits.

 

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Members - $25
Non Members - $45
CEU credits will not be available until payment is received.

 

If you are not available to watch this presentation live, a recording will be available on the LMS the following week.

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