Reflection # 1 — Put some effort into this, This post will require more intensive consideration, effort, and even research. Please include references at the end.
What do you think it takes to be a qualitatively effective Disaster Mental Health responder?
1. What kinds of temperaments, character traits, and skills seem necessary?
2. What kinds of temperaments, character traits, and even skill sets might present barriers to being effective?
3. What if you were in that role? What traits or skills do you think you possess that would be helpful in that role? If not, what skills do you see yourself better suited for? Do you feel that there would be certain aspects of that role that might be especially challenging for you personally?