Clinical Social Work in Situations of Disaster and Terrorism

By Martha Bragin
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

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Developed in collaboration with social workers Martha Bragin and Jerrold R. Brandell, Clinical Social Work in Situations of Disaster and Terrorism helps participants learn how to competently work with clients during times of peril.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1.5 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:

• Distinguish among the types of losses and psychosocial consequences caused by disasters and acts of terrorism.
• Identify appropriate clinical social work interventions to apply when disasters or acts of terrorism occur.
• Describe social ecological theories of resilience and related psychodynamic theories.

You will earn 1.5 credits by completing this course.

Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Martha Bragin, Ph.D. is an associate professor and chair of Global Social Work and Practice with Immigrants and Refugees at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY. She advises international organizations on standards for mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.

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