Walk the Talk America (WTTA) & Zephyr Wellness in conjunction with Reno Guns & Range present “At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health: Advancing Cultural Competence (the introductory course)”
The “Intro to Handgun” workshop is designed for an individual who is new to firearms or seeking to review basic fundamentals. The class starts in the classroom and progresses to the live fire range where single shot and multiple rounds with and without using sights will be practiced.
Hour 1: Basics of firearms
Hours 1-1.5: Firing the weapons, putting into practice what was learned in hour one
- Safety briefing
- Shooting fundamentals
Hours 1.5-3: Mike and Jake will discuss red flag laws, the need for clinicians to understand gun culture. Rob and Mike discussing their anecdotes from the road related to why gun owners are afraid to seek help, and Q&A from attendees.
At the end of this course, attendees will: improve their understanding of the stigma related to mental health care among gun owners; learn how to validate emotional experiences of gun owners; increase their empathy and understanding related to gun culture, Improve their understanding of guns, broadly, including types, classes, and uses; gain new information on expected standards and need for clinical contributions to the field; understand “red flag laws” and clinician responsibility and ethical scope in Nevada.
Firearms and ammunition to be provided by Reno Guns & Range.
Duration: 3 Hours | Class Size: Maximum 18 | $50/per person ($30 for class, $20 range fee)
Continuing education credit available for social workers, psychologists, MFTs and CPCs.
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