Disaster Resources and Ethical Crisis Response Services With Diverse Populations

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This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This workshop presents components for building effective Disaster Response Network (DRN) frameworks for psychologists as part of multi-disciplinary teams in organizations. Growth-promoting ethical consultation examples will be included in the workshop; self- care; knowledge translation applicable to diverse national and international populations, and effective service strategies across age-groups will follow.  A few role-playing scenarios and suggested helpful resources will be embedded in the presentation.

Learning Objectives

•    Gain knowledge and skills in promoting ethical contributions to DRN.
•    Support local psychological Associations' involvement in crisis responses.
•    Strengthen DRN frameworks as part of APA's Strategic Plan priorities.



Ester Cole, PhD

Dr. Cole is a registered psychologist in private practice in Ontario servicing school age children and families and providing consultation to educators and mental health professionals in multicultural contexts.  She worked as a psychologist at the Toronto Board of Education for 20 years and has served as an adjunct professor of graduate programs at O.I.S.E /University of Toronto and York University.  She has lectured nationally and internationally on mental health, consultation, and intervention services adapted to meet local needs, and authored or co-authored 3 books. Among her leadership roles, Dr. Cole was the President of the Canadian Association of School of Psychologists; Chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada; the President of the Ontario Psychological Association, the President of the Section of Psychology and Education of OPA; and the President of the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists.  In addition to chairing the Disaster Response Network at OPA for 13 years, she was the Canadian Representative on the APA/ DRN Advisory Committee for two terms.  She is a member of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Canadian Psychological Association.  At APA, she is both an elected member of the Council of Representatives, and of The Board of Professional Affairs.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
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Price: $80.00

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