PsySTART-Responder Training Opportunities

PsySTART-Responder Training Opportunities

The Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Group is pleased to offer March and April trainings for PsySTART Responder (PsySTART-R).

PsySTART-R is an evidence-based method for healthcare workers, first responders, and healthcare systems to build resilience, anticipate and track stressors, and develop individualized coping plans during critical incidents. After training, individuals set up their personal PsySTART account, allowing them to track and graph their exposure to certain events that are more predictive of psychological risk, and set up a personal coping plan to address the risks. Only the individual can see and access their triage information. Note: Users may need to update their accounts after system updates occur.

Additionally, organizational leads can access de-identified, aggregated information on how their staff are doing and their risk levels. This information can be tracked to identify trends in real time, allowing the organization to modify levels of support and offer early intervention as needed. This provides situational awareness and builds resilience within the organization.

Training Details

·         No cost to you or your organization
  • Held virtually in Zoom webinar
·         No more than 30 minutes
  • Taught by professionals with disaster response expertise

Training Dates

To register, please select one of the dates below.

March Dates: April Dates:
Tuesday, Mar 9, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 16, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Mar 9, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar 23, 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  
Tuesday, Mar 23, 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

About the Behavioral Health Group

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group has worked to address the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 by leading the statewide behavioral health response efforts. The group provides situational awareness on behavioral health impacts and capacity, works to build capacity to support long-term behavioral health needs, and provides tools and subject matter expertise on disaster behavioral health principles to promote emotional wellbeing. Due to the generosity of and the compassionate use offered by the Psy-START developer, Dr. Merritt Schreiber, the Behavioral Health Group is providing this program free of cost.




Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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March 10, 2021