The Disaster Studies minor introduces students to both practice and research in disaster studies with a focus on the emerging field of disaster mental health. Our students study the impact of disaster on individuals and communities and are trained to respond to local and global disasters. The interdisciplinary minor in Disaster Studies is housed within the Psychology Department and overseen by IDMH faculty.
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The certificate program consists of 15 credits: three required core courses (Disaster Mental Health; Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Trauma; and Assessment and Interventions with Children, Adolescents, and Families), plus two electives to allow students to focus on populations of interest. All courses are entirely online with the exception of COU565, Disaster Mental Health, which involves one weekend on the New Paltz campus during the summer. The certificate can be completed within one year, or extended to accommodate the student's schedule.
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