Psychological First Aid Virtual Training with Dr. Claire Sira, March 26 @ 3:30 – 5:30pm


***** Sent on behalf of Dr. Lakshmi Yatham and Dr. Brad Hallam *****

Please note this invite is for Psychologists and Psychiatrists only. Please ignore this invite if you are neither. We apologize if this is a duplicate invite as this has also been sent too Richmond MH & A Physicians, PHC MHP Physicians, VA Psychiatry all Medical Staff, and VC MHA All Physicians


From: Hallam, Brad [Dr.] [VCH]
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 4:22 PM
Subject: Psychological First Aid Training with Dr. Claire Sira
When: Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:30 PM-5:30 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
Where: Videoconference

Hi All –

We are pleased to confirm the Psychological First Aid training session with Dr. Claire Sira. This training is being offered to psychologists and psychiatrists within and outside of the Lower Mainland interested in learning skills to support frontline staff in the COVID-19 crisis. Completing the training does not obligate you to provide services. The training will also provide an introduction to Provincial Disaster Psychosocial Services (DPS) and how it is mobilized during disasters. We hope you will join us. Information on how to join the videoconference is provided below.

Meeting Name: Psych First Aid

Conference ID: 334954

Date: 3/26/2020

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm (I have built in set-up and clean-up time, just in case)

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