EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines (Go With That Magazine™️ Issue)

EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines

Go With That Magazine™️ December 2018

The primary charge of first responders is to help. Whether someone is a 911 operator, law enforcement officer, paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT), or firefighter, they a the ones running toward the danger. This population sees things that no one should have to see.  They suffer traumatic experiences and must learn how to deal with them. How do EMDR therapists take care of our first responders? How can our community of healers help? Find out how EMDR therapists can help our first responder community.

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This issue includes the following articles:

 


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Providing Mental Health Services to First Responders and Public Safety Professionals

Providing Mental Health Services to First Responders and Public Safety Professionals

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 exposure. Clinical skills for providing mental health services to FR/PSP require training and understanding of the careers and the culture. Psychotherapy requires a dance between ongoing encounters with trauma in the line of duty while considering complicated forensic issues.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D.

 


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Firefighters and EMDR

Firefighters and EMDR

Firefighters are strong, smart, resilient heroes and heroines, showing unprecedented bravery in the face of life-threatening events, yet many suffer in silence from the cumulative exposure to human tragedy and the lack of training on how to manage it.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sara Gilman, Psy.D., LMFT.

 


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The Use of EMDR within a Police Population

The Use of EMDR within a Police Population

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 provide for each of the nation’s communities. Police officers have some of the same job responsibilities in common with other first responders such as fire fighters and emergency medical personnel, and yet police officers also face additional, entirely different types of traumatic stress.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by Carol Logan-Brummer, MA, LMHC, CADC, CFE.

 


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9-1-1 Telecommunicators/Dispatches: The First Responders

9-1-1 Telecommunicators/Dispatches: The First Responders

9-1-1 Telecommunicators, more commonly known as 9-1-1-Dispatchers, are generally the first on the scene of an emergency. When someone calls 9-1-1 these dispatchers are the first to hear the concerned citizen, first to assess what has happened, first to figure out what is needed (Fire/EMS/Police) and first to activate the rescue efforts, all in a matter of seconds, while operating multiple computers screens, phones and mapping locations of the scene and the responders deployed to help.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by Sara Gilman, Psy.D., LMFT.

 


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Helping the Helpers: Crime Victim Services & Trauma

Helping the Helpers: Crime Victim Services & Trauma

The crime Victim Services programs populating the United States has professionalized, and most have incorporated requirements for mental health training and education into their core competencies and job descriptions.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by William H. Petty, PhD.

 


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Utilizing Intensive EMDR Treatment for Law Enforcement Personnel in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Utilizing Intensive EMDR Treatment for Law Enforcement Personnel in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas

The leadership team of the Harlingen Police Department, lead by Chief Jeffry Adickes, partnered with Rick Levinson, LCSW to find EMDR certified therapists to provide intensive EMDR treatment to both officers and ancillary staff in need of treatment.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ by Gary Brothers, LCSW.

 


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EMDR Advocacy Award Winner: Salvatore “Sonny” Provetto

EMDR Advocacy Award Winner: Salvatore “Sonny” Provetto

For this December 2018 issue of Go With That Magazine, we interviewed Sonny Provetto, winner of the EMDRIA 2018 EMDR Advocacy Award. As an EMDR clinician and trauma consultant for police departments and emergency responders in northern Vermont, Sonny has had a multitude of experiences as a police officer and emergency mental health clinician. The most influential of these was at the Sept 11, 2001 New York City Trade Tower Attacks, which has since guided his clinical practice working with first responders for more than 17 years.

Learn more in this article from the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ interview with Salvatore “Sonny” Provetto, LICSW.

 


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Protecting Those Who Protect Others

Protecting Those Who Protect Others

An interview with Jim Reynolds and Brian Simmons. Reynolds had a 38-year law enforcement career and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor. Simmons is in private practice as a mental health therapist and is involved in the rescue and restoration of sex trafficking victims both domestically and internationally.

Learn more in the December 2018 issue EMDR Therapy with First Responders: Beyond the Front Lines of Go With That Magazine™️ interview with James David Reynolds, LPC and Brian Simmons.

 


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