Engaging the Mental Health Crisis: Preparing, Response and Recovery

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  •  January 29, 2014
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our workshop will investigate the critical elements of preparing to deal with the mental health crisis and development of awareness over three critical paradigms of response.  Enhancing and refining one’s self awareness and environmental acuity will play a central role in the training to develop awareness of responding to others in crisis.  In dealing with psychiatric emergency we will look at some the more challenging issues that mental health providers have to deal with complex mental health emergencies and best responses to these situations. Finally, a brief look at how these event impact clients and providers.

About our presenter:

Jonathan Bundt has worked in the mental health and law enforcement field for close to 30 years specializing in disaster and crisis response.  Jonathan runs his own consulting company that specializes in dealing with disaster and crisis planning, exercise, training and response.  Some of his work included working as a consultant to local, regional, state and Federal law enforcement agencies as a trainer and on-scene support advisor where he specialize in training crisis/hostage negotiators and critical incident response.  He has been involved in responding to over 2000 local, regional, and national incidents. He regularly provides consultation and training services to the private sector, hospitals, EMS,  fire departments, state departments of Corrections, Public Health, Human Services, Public Safety, and Emergency Management.  Some of his current projects include: being the disaster behavioral health coordinator for metropolitan region of the state of Minnesota,  lead trainer and developers of, the Dept. of Homeland Security approved, 3Echo Hostile Response training program and master trainer in Psychological First Aid.  He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and board certificate in crisis response and traumatic stress.

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