Our thoughts are with the survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. We are closely watching the situation develop and working with the local (New York-based) medical volunteers on providing “just in time” training as they are heading to the Philippines. We are planning on providing additional support as the situation develops. If you […]
Psychiatrists Work Around the Clock to Help Sandy’s Victims – Read Medscape Article featuring Dr. Grant Brenner and Dr. Sander Koyfman speaking to the issues of the mental health aspects of the disaster response.
DPO held a free training session for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who wish to volunteer to assist victims of superstorm Sandy on Saturday, November 10, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the William Alanson White Institute. Thank you to all volunteers that attended and those who chose to support us by donating […]
In January, DPO board member Craig Katz, M.D., travelled to Japan to give a lecture on disaster psychiatry to an international audience at Fukushima Medical University. The University is ain the same prefecture as the nuclear reactor that caused the crisis that followed last year’s tsunami. The symposium focused on lessons learned in dealing with […]
In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan, DPO worked with the New York Japanese Mental Health Network to provide on-line training materials for mental health professionals in Japan. In the first month alone, the training website received 1,300 hits. As a follow-up, a delegation of Japanese psychiatrists and mental health professionals […]
DPO board members Grant Brenner, M.D., and Sander Koyfman, M.D., held a day-long training for visiting Japanese psychiatrists and other mental health providers in New York City in December. Language and cultural barriers were easily overcome by the dedication and commitment of both the trainers and the jet-lagged delegation. The training was part of an eight […]