The Psychologist’s Role

The psychologist’s role has continued to evolve in disaster relief.  In this article for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Dr. Rebecca Thomley (CEO of Headwaters Relief Organization) and writer Julie Stroud discuss about how mental health care has become an increasingly important part of disaster relief recovery.

They draw on first-hand knowledge and their colleagues experiences to demonstrate the skill sets needed for psychologists performing disaster relief work, the different opportunities available, and the great need to recruit more psychologists to work in this complex but rewarding field.

Read the full article on the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress website