Crisis Response Teams and Critical Incident Care: A First Responder Perspective

Event Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $30 - Registration Only; $45 - Registration with CEUs
CEU's Available: This workshop is approved for 4.5 continuing education units for LPC, LMFT, Social Workers, Educators, Clergy

The Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Texas for the following: LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW, LMSW, and LCDC. The Center is also an APT Approved Provider 08-217 and an approved provider of CPE by the Texas Education Agency, TEA CPE Number 902304.

First responders provide critical services to communities in the aftermath of disasters, both natural and manmade. Their work can be dangerous, physically demanding, personally draining and heart-breaking, often involving long hours in difficult circumstances. Their exposure to traumatic events and devastating circumstances can lead to a range of health and mental health consequences, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compassion fatigue and burnout.
This daylong workshop provides us a comprehensive overview of the various forms of trauma and how they can clinically, psychologically and operationally impact trauma survivors. Dr. Goldstein will discuss how to create psychological plans for trauma survivors dealing with symptoms such as guilt, survivor guilt, shame, loss, amnesia and somatization.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a comprehensive overview trauma in various forms and how that trauma can clinically, psychologically and operationally impact trauma survivors.
  • Describe a trauma team assessment protocol which evaluates simple and complex trauma.
  • Discuss possible psychological plans for trauma survivors depending on a crisis care team.
  • Discuss working knowledge of the associated trauma symptoms such as guilt, survivor guilt, shame, loss, amnesia, and somatization.
  • Describe how to support resilience protocols for first responders and/or individuals in high stress occupations.

About the Speaker

Frank L. Goldstein, PhD: Director, Behavioral Health and Resilience Okaloosa County EMS, Director, Emerald Coast Crisis Stress Team. Senior Clinical Mental Health Specialist, Florida Disaster Medical Response Federal Team, Northwest Florida Regional Medical Response Team and Okaloosa-Walton Medical Reserve Corps. Faculty, Northwest Florida State College Leadership Institute, Niceville, FL, and Graduate Faculty, Forensic Psychology, Marymount University, Arlington, VA.  Forty years’ experience as First Responder, Commander (USAF Colonel, Ret.), director, educator, behavioral scientist, clinician, business leader, author and motivational speaker. Skilled in disaster support, crisis and stress management, post-traumatic stress disorders, human sexuality, psychological operations, information operations, human factors profiling (domestic and international), and psychological and analytical research.

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