During natural and man-made crises the Regent University Emergency Response Team deploys alongside partnering organizations to provide comfort, support and direction to both locals and emergency response personnel. In this way, current and future mental health professionals can add their skills and talents to coordinated disaster relief efforts.
We train and support area leaders, volunteers or health personnel to provide individual mental health services after the Regent team is no longer on site. This includes:
- Trauma techniques to provide ongoing support for affected populations
- Networking support efforts of other humanitarian groups to supply the basic needs of affected populations
Graduate students in the School of Psychology & Counseling are offered opportunities throughout the fall and spring semesters to complete the certification training programs. The team itself is comprised of graduate students, alumni and faculty who have been certified and trained for domestic and international crises.