October 4, 2010
Mauseth, Department of Psychology , returned from her third visit in Haiti where
she is developing long-term mental health support for communities in
Port-au-Prince. Mauseth, back row, second from the left, is an adjunct professor who has been on the faculty since
2008 and specializes in disaster mental health and abnormal psychology.
with a team of psychologists, Mauseth developed
the Haiti 1:1 Health Support Team. This program teaches local volunteers the
basics of psychological first aid, disaster mental health, and techniques and
tools they can use to assist and support their fellow citizens. More than 70
Haitians have been trained and are now working in their communities to provide
critical mental health services.
returns to Haiti in late October to expand the training program. Using a “train
the trainer model” to empower Haitians to teach additional volunteers, she is
building a sustainable program of mental health services, an essential component
for Haiti’s long-term recovery from the massive January 12 earthquake that
devastated the country.
Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences offers 33 undergraduate degrees and 7 graduate degrees, including a Master of Arts in Psychology .
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