Past Event

Trauma and First Responders: An Insider's View of First Responder Culture

Trauma and First Responders: An Insider’s View of First Responder Culture


Joel Fay, Psy.D.


First responders include police, fire and emergency medical services. They have unique cultural norms that allow them to function individually and as a team during high-stress events. The ability to suppress emotions and remain functional despite what is encountered is an asset but can also be a liability when they need help. This presentation will discuss some common first responder cultural norms, how those norms affect treatment, and lessons learned at the West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat.


MLF: Psychology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking, 5:15 p.m. program
Cost:
$20 standard, MEMBERS FREE
Program Organizer: Patrick O’Reilly

January 7, 2013
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