Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe Alaska Time Zone, there are many follow up meetings between January and July 2021
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    • noon to 01:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    • noon to 01:00 PM


Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Instructor: Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD, Emily R. Dworkin, PhD, and Kristen Lindgren, PhD


Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) is an evidence-informed intervention designed to help individuals gain skills to reduce ongoing distress, promote resilience, and effectively cope in the weeks and months following a disaster or crisis.

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Why SPR?

This is for direct service providers such as case managers, outreach workers, shelter/housing staff, peer specialists and other behavioral health staff.
We welcome and encourage applicants from the same clinic/facility/organization as that can foster connection while in this learning community.

The Learning Community is seeking applicants who meet the following criteria:

The Learning Community will be virtual and will include a commitment to:

Although formal CEUs will not be offered as part of this Learning Community, certificates of completion will be awarded.

About the Trainers/Facilitators:

Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD is an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the co-director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her program of research focuses on understanding response to traumatic events, with a focus on alcohol and substance misuse, and on building and testing interventions designed to promote recovery following trauma exposure. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains an active clinical practice.

Emily R. Dworkin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on trauma recovery, with a focus on identifying strategies to promote resilience and understanding the role of social relationships in post-trauma outcomes.

Kristen Lindgren, PhD is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Trauma Recovery Innovations program. Her research interests include addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexuality, and relationships. Her work focuses on investigating implicit (i.e., non-conscious or automatic) cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of maladaptive behavior and psychopathology. She also serves as a consultant for dissemination projects aimed at training community-based mental health workers in Cognitive Processing Therapy and other evidence-based treatment for PTSD locally, nationally, and internationally.