The other side of heroes: Chronic pain and first responders
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 mechanism. First Responders are often injured in the line of duty, and the emotional component in chronic pain is often ignored, misunderstood, or denied. This workshop will help you understand First Responder culture, how to gain their trust, and introduce EMDR Therapy as an effective way to help reduce or completely ameliorate their chronic pain symptoms.
Original Work Citation
Gottlieb, M., & Silveria, D. (2019, September). The other side of heroes: Chronic pain and first responders. Presentation at the 24th EMDR International Association Conference, Orange County, CA
“The other side of heroes: Chronic pain and first responders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25913.