A very helpful course and full of practical information for persons interfered with disaster relief and crisis intervention as this course has a well- planned syllabus and really informative vignettes
Great structure and interactive format. Clear expectations and excellent materials. Subject was explained in an effective manner that was easily understood and applied. Very useful for any profession!
by D S•
The course helped me to realise that it is not important to be a psychologist to help people with distress. My presence and my support can also help them. Very informative and interesting course. I recommend others to try it and try to learn a different mean of first aid. It is sure worth our time.
by Achour A M•
Very interesting Course. Thank you very much Prof. George.
By the way, "PFA" was the main topic for the celebration of the "World Mental Health Day 2016" led by WHO and WFMH. Refering to the official document from WFMH, PFA is also presented as part of the dignity of mentally ill.
by Anita K•
I really liked this course. It gave me a lot of useful information about crisis intervention. The lectures bring the reality pretty close and practice simulation videos are extremely helpful in stimulating insights and awareness of delicate details in this support work. Much appreciated. Thank you.
by Shiela J P•
Insightful! Worth the time. The principles and techniques are very helpful to me as a teacher in giving support and assistance to those in distress and in need of PFA. Thankful to Dr. Everly for presenting the course excellently and to Johns Hopkins University for offering this course in Coursera!
by Андрей П•
I'm really grateful for this magnificent introduction in Psychological First Aid field! I definitely sure that learned skills and philosophy (not technique!) will be positively useful in my future life. Special thanks to professor George Everly who shared his huge experience and knowledge with us!
by Kshama J•
It helped me learn about PFA and grow as a person. I think everyone should take this course in the interest of mankind, and in the interest of the community. The course material is so so good. Thankyou to Dr Everly and the great team from John Hopkins University Bloomberg school of Public health.
by Erika B•
The instructor, George, was extremely experienced and relaxing throughout this course. The simulations were extremely believable. They felt like experiences I have had. I am very happy to have taken this course and while I don't hope to have to use these skills, I am sure that I inevitably will.
by Haider S•
WITH DUE RESPECT thankyou DR GEORGE EVERLY FOR TEACHING ME SOME WONDERFUL TECHNIQUES THAT ARE VERY USEFUL FOR ME AS A NOBLE CITIZEN. IT HELPS ME FACILITATE MY MOTHER SUFFERING FROM PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS DUE TO HER PAST. REALLY APPRICIATE YOUR EFFORTS HATS OFF . BOW.
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by Gabriel C•
This course is simply exceptional! As I have a great desire to work in humanitarian medicine, I felt it was necessary to know a little more about this subject. And I don't regret having signed up for this course! All features are of excellent quality! It is a very applicable content in our lives.
by Charlie T•
An excellent course offering a grounding in psychological first aid techniques. I hope that this course gets the recognition it deserves, and allows people to feel that they can make a difference if they choose this method in the Coronavirus era that we find ourselves in. Thank you to Dr Everley!
by Frédéric L•
Remarquable instructor. Great course material. Good use of engagement/encouragement techniques for helping students reach the end.
I have no professional need for the course, but I learned skills that will help me interact with others in my daily life, and I believe also in situations of distress.
I really enjoyed taking this course. I found that right from the beginning I became a better listener for my friends and family and they took notice. I know this course will be a launching pad to help me help others in the future as well as make it easier for me to identify if I need help myself.
by Star R•
Excellent,its soo good to be able to do this course on-line. As a professional, I feel this course has enlightened me to better serve our communities in the event of a disaster or any kind of trauma. I never want to be unprepared in case someone is in trouble. TAKE THE COURSE. IT IS EXCELLENT.
by Samantha M•
I decided to take this course due to a lot of free time this summer. It was a very easy to understand course and interesting! Highly recommend to anyone who just wants to learn more, be a better supporter to those around you, educate themselves on how they can help respond to a crisis, etc. :)
by Mina T•
Very interesting, easy to comprehend. This short course delivers exactly what it promises: how to offer psychological support to individuals in a crisis/disaster situation, without necessarily being trained in psychology or crisis management. Useful for practically anyone, strongly recommend :)
by Natalia E•
Thank you, Dr. Everly and Coursera! This has been a useful and interesting course. It is very well-structured and easy to understand and everyone from real disaster workers to just a person who has everyday life, needs these skills. Thank you for great examples in "George and Gina" videos also!
by Ananyasai P•
The mentor,Dr.George Everly teaches extremely well, using engaging simulations and practical examples to help us understand . The simulation, in particular helped me grasp the techniques we were being taught and seared them into my mind for future use. I would definitely recommend this course!
by Allister P•
I'd like to thank Dr. George Everly, Jr. and all his supporting staff at the Johns Hopkins University for creating this course and sharing information that definitely will be applicable in the world as we know and see it. It has been 40+ years and you all continue to impact lives even today.
by Nikolina S•
Trully a wonderful course.
Very well planned syllabus, really informative simulations and the instructor is very knowledgeable. I was really engaged throughout the the course and feel like I gained a lot of valuable knwoledge on the topic of PFA.
A great learning experience!
Highly recommended !
by Adi P•
The course is short, but it provided me with a lot of information regarding psychological first aid. The things that I enjoyed the most in the course are watching the demonstration videos and taking quizzes. I recommend the course for everyone who wants to learn basic psychological first aid.
by Mary J B•
Thank you for feeding me information that is important not only for the sake of others but also to myself. Thank you, Dr. Everly. I appreciate how you explained the content in a very calm yet engaging manner. It was like hearing a storybook yet it's educational and wholesome at the same time.
by Shabib K•
Psychological First Aid (PFA) course has been an enlightening experience for me. For those who believe in empathy and making the world a better place, this is the course and it will truly enhance the understanding level and make us more compassionate and supportive. Thank you for the Course.
by Genevieve S•
A short, useful course that introduces the basic principles and techniques of PFA. Very apt for anyone who wishes to learn new skills that can be used to respond to people in acute distress who have experienced recent tragedies. I wish I had known all about this while I was still a student.
by S. A E•
A wonderful course that left me feeling as though I am ready to handle someone who has just gone through a disastrous/traumatic event. The course was well laid out, very educational and informative, and the vignettes gave a very supportive and easy to understand visual of each topic. Kudos!
by Beatriz R L•
Psychological First Aid has been a very helpful course and a great learning resource. Not only does it teach you how to effectively help those that seek for support, companionship, and compassion of others, you also learn how to better take care of yourself and cope with stress and fatigue.