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.

Aim:

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).

Pre-requisites:

Language proficiency: English according to STANAG 6001-Standard Language Profile 3.2.3.2. 

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 registration@coemed.org 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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