Understanding First Responders: Tools for Effective Evaluation and Treatment

Understanding First Responders: Tools for Effective Evaluation and Treatment


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In this training, you will develop confidence in your ability to understand the different cultures of the First Responder world as well as understand how to develop rapport and trust. You will learn how to compassionately and effectively work with First Responders who have experienced multiple traumatic events and prolonged trauma exposure over a career riddled with critical incidents. 

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$349.00 per person



Successful treatment requires a compassionate therapeutic relationship and effective, research-based interventions. After this two-day workshop you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate the cultures associated with Police, Fire, and Emergency Medicine

  • Develop a rapport, mutual understanding, and trust with First Responders

  • Understand the myths associated with working with First Responders

  • Gain an appreciation and reverence for traditions in the different First Responder cultures

  • Understand and hopefully break the “wall of silence”

  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively create useful integrative trauma treatment plan

  • Develop an understanding of how to effectively counsel a First Responder through a Line of Duty Death


Target Audience

  • Counselors

  • Social Workers

  • Psychologists

  • Psychiatrists

  • Case Managers

  • Addiction Counselors

  • Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Mental Health Professionals

  • Nurses

  • Physicians

 CE Credits

CE Credits are currently pending approval for this class and information will be provided once available.

This seminar consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the seminar and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

CE Credits are for full attendance at the two day seminar.  After attendance has been verified,  attendees will receive an email from The Trauma Survivors Foundation within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation. Once the seminar evaluation is completed, a second email will be sent containing the seminar certificate.  For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be emailed to you after the completion of the seminar evaluation.  For those in partial attendance, we will be unable to present a certificate to you.