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Broadview Fire Chief Tracy Kenny and Deerfield Firefighter Jon Vaccarello have had very different life experiences but they both agree: A form of therapy called EMDR or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing has dramatically changed their…

This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents and Ongoing Traumatic Stress (EMDR-PRECI) in reducing posttraumatic stress disorder…

Clinicians who want to work with First Responders will be more effective if they understand the First Responder culture and their historical distrust of mental health professionals. Chronic pain viewed through the AIP lens is a maladaptive coping…

The role of police officer in today’s society is complicated. However even those individuals who express serious concerns about the actions of police in today’s society are still generally grateful for the fundamental protection that police officers…

The opportunity to treat First Responders and Public Safety Professionals (FR/PSP) with EMDR Therapy is essential in keeping professionals healthy and reducing the risk of developing long term physical and psychological consequence from line of duty…

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EMDR Therapy is a psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. Using these standard procedures and protocols as its template, this book presents step-by-step scripts that enable new practitioners and seasoned EMDR clinicians,…

When treating First Responders and Public Safety Professionals, therapists need to understand more than just psychotherapy. There are numerous questions and legal ramifications associated with providing psychological services to First Responders and…

Working with First Responders is similar to working with elite athletes who train hard and continue to push their human limits to greater peak performance. There is a toll on the mind, body and spirit that is often suffered in silence. Further, each…

A panel of first responders representing police, FBI, firefighters, and medics who received early EMDR treatment following the Sandy Hook shooting will discuss their departments’ mental health needs in the aftermath of this disaster. Attention will…

The Very First Responders, the telecommunicators, experience some unique stressors and traumatic impacts. This presentation suggests ways to effectively reach and collaborate clinically with them, and with their leaders. Preliminary recommendations…

EMDR therapy can be very helpful to first responders (police, paramedics, firemen, and other emergency service personnel) who have been traumatized by their own work and perhaps impacted upon by earlier, unprocessed experiences. Understanding…

While many EMDR Therapists are trained in treating people who have experienced traumatic events, this doesn’t guarantee they will be effective with the unique needs of the first responder population. Dr. Gilman’s presentation will address how EMDR…

Victims of immediate trauma in Acute Stress Reaction often exhibit a high to extreme stress reaction and “silent terror”. The Emergency Response Procedure (ERP) described in Marilyn Luber’s: Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for…

The eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) individual protocol for paraprofessional use in acute trauma situations (EMDR-PROPARA) is part of a project developed at the initiative of Dr. Francine Shapiro. This randomized clinical trial…

Responding to critical incidents may result in 5.9-22 % of first responders developing psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. These impacts may be physical, mental, and/or behavioral. This population remains at risk, given the daily…

Emergency Services Personnel, come in a variety of job titles; Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, 911 Telecommunicators, emergency room staff, military and social workers. There are similarities and differences…

Le protocole EMDR (désensibilisation et retraitement par les mouvements oculaires) individuel pour une utilisation paraprofessionnelle dans les situations de traumatisme aigu (EMDR-PROPARA) fait partie d’un projet développé à l’initiative du Dr…

Caring for emotional and physical needs of professionals exposed to life and death situations and the most difficult of human suffering takes its toll on those in the trenches. These exposures can lead to direct (line-of-duty) traumas and/or…

First Responders” (Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics, Dispatchers), live with cumulative stress while intervening in traumatic human experiences. While most of us believe they are psychologically ‘tough’…

First responders, which include police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, emergency medical technicians, and dispatchers, face unique challenges in dealing with and recovering from critical incidents. In their work with emergency…
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