Hudson Valley Resort and Spa 1210 SW 136th Street, Burien, WA Classes $0.00$324.01 Early Bird Registration $324.01 (324.01 available)
Emotional CPR Training Kerhonkson, NY
When: Monday, September 09, 2013 10:00 AM to Tuesday, September 10, 2013 5:00 PM EST
Where: Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 1210 SW 136th Street Revelle Conference Center, Burien, WA 98166
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Maria Ostheimer
(877) 246-9058
NCMHR (National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery)


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Emotional CPR (eCPR) Two-Day Training

Early registration is $325. * Pay online by charge card, or mail a check to: National Empowerment Center, 599 Canal St, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Registration includes training and all materials. Does not include meals, hotel, and transportation to the training. (Discount rates for hotel and meals available. See accommodations to the left). The training is from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, September 9th and 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013.

A two-day eCPR training will be offered before the NYAPRS Conference, September 9-10, 2013. (**See special discount for NYAPRS conference below.) Through a combination of presentation, interactive discussions, and dynamic role-plays, trainees will learn about and practice the key concepts involved in effectively supporting a person through an emotional crisis and into healing. eCPR training is appropriate for the general public, peer and other service providers, family members, administrators, and others; no previous training is necessary. 

This two-day training is to certify people as proficient to provide eCPR. Those who do not meet the proficiency standards will receive a certificate of participation.

Said one eCPR training attendee, "It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. This is the kind of work I want to be doing to build community. It is a transformative process."

Emotional crisis is universal. It can happen to anyone at any time. Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a public health education program that teaches people to assist others through an emotional crisis. Just as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has saved many lives, emotional CPR also saves lives and prevents unnecessary use of costly human service resources.

How it Works

eCPR includes three elements: C=Connecting, P=emPowering, and R=Revitalizing.  The Connecting process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills, practicing presence, and creating a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis. The emPowering process supports people to feel empowered, hopeful, engaged in life, and able to plan next steps. In the Revitalization process, people re-engage in relationships, and resume or begin routines that support health and wellness. This process reinforces the person’s sense of mastery and accomplishment, further energizing the healing process. eCPR is based on a number of shared support approaches and values, including: trauma-informed care, counseling after disasters, peer support, emotional intelligence, suicide prevention, and cultural attunement. 

Community Benefits

Laypeople certified in eCPR can help others recover from severe emotional distress, trauma, and/or disasters, thus preventing unnecessary use of costly hospital emergency rooms, public safety resources, and mental health services. eCPR helps to demystify emotional crises so community members know what to do when they encounter someone in emotional crisis. This public health education program is easily adaptable to any crisis situation and can be used with culturally diverse populations. When people feel that they have a meaningful and valued place in the community, they are less likely to “act out” and hurt themselves or others. Thus, eCPR helps build stronger and more resilient communities.

Additional information on eCPR at:

*Cancellations must be requested by August 15th to receive a full refund, minus a $35 per-person administrative processing fee. After August15th registrations will not be refunded. Registrants who are no-shows will not receive a refund.


**Discount for NYAPRS Conference

The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is pleased to offer registered participants for eCPR a 20% discount off of the member registration fee for NYAPRS 31st Annual Conference, September 10-12, 2013 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY! The conference, Keeping the Focus on Recovery and Rights, offers over 700+ individuals with psychiatric disabilities and behavioral health professionals state-of-the-art programming and quality networking opportunities in an all-inclusive resort! Interested participants should contact Ashley at for registration.

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Said one eCPR training attendee, "It was one of the most profound experiences I have ever had. This is the kind of work I want to be doing to build community. It is a transformative process." 


eCPR is recommended by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as a way to enrich Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) curricula. Law enforcement personnel who learn eCPR will be better equipped to efficiently and effectively resolve a crisis call involving people in emotional distress, thereby reducing potential escalation, harm, or injury. 

- (Source: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Building Safer Communities: Improving Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness.


CARF International recommends eCPR as “a holistic, empowering approach to assisting persons served to cope with emotional crisis.” In CARF International’s 2013 Behavioral Healthcare Standards Manual, it is included as an example under the training requirement for direct service and front-line personnel.