Military Psychosocial Incident Management Course (MILMED COE M4-015)

The course is organized in cooperation with Centre for Mental Health, Military Hospital – Queen Astrid, Belgium, the course venue is located in Budapest.


The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for leaders to effectively start up and/or to manage psychosocial care in the aftermath of a minor or major casualty incident and to enable participants to achieve psychosocial awareness in a military multinational environment.

Target Audience:

Military officers and NCO’s (including civilian equivalents) working in NATO-member countries, PfP countries, MD countries, ICI countries involved in or having a responsibility (before – during – after a critical incident) in the psychosocial decision-making process (Chain of Command, mental healthcare, psychosocial incident management).


Language proficiency: English according to STANAG 6001-Standard Language Profile 

To be familiar with some basic documents on mental health care: e.g. STANAG 2565 and 2564.

To be able to create a PPT presentation.


Instructional Components:

Day 1: Theoretical approach: The definition, the psychological impact, the consequences, the effects and the mechanisms of assimilation and the needs of victims of minor/major casualty incidents; The traumatizing risk factors and an example of methodological screening; The possible psychosocial intervention strategies (time-limited, basic principles, target groups, resilience, window of tolerance); A methodology of psychosocial incident management.

Day 2: Practical approach: To train the skills of a psychosocial manager following the given methodology of psychosocial incident management (Case study / Tabletop exercise).


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the participant should

LO1: know the 7 steps of the 7 steps-methodology of psychosocial incident management and understand how to implement the given methodology of psychosocial incident management.

LO2: act (1) as a psychosocial manager in analysing a minor/major casualty incident following the given methodology of psychosocial incident management; and (2) as an advisor to the CoC (Chain of Command) in the psychosocial incident management in the theatre of operations.

LO3: be a more responsible manager in case of psychosocial interventions; be conscious of the necessity to have a psychosocial incident management plan;be able to translate and apply the given methodology of psychosocial incident management into their own national setting.


For registration please contact NATO MILMED COE Training Branch Course Admin at or in case of any further assistance please do not hesitate to call +36 883 0132.

Date: please check the course calendar


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