UPCOMING TRAINING & WEBINARS

There will be 7 hours of continuing education awarded for successful completion

UNDERSTANDING FIRE SERVICE CULTURE

Training Course Designed for Mental Health Clinicians

When: Jan 22, 2021 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Description: This course is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals interested in gaining the cultural competence necessary to be effective working clinically with firefighter populations.

Firefighters have a unique culture and are exposed to unique and cumulative trauma over the course of their careers. Few psychologists (and other mental health providers) understand the needs of this population. This course is designed to assist clinicians with gaining the cultural competency needed to be effectively clinically working with this population.

After completing this course, the participant will:

  • Identify cultural components specific to the fire service including performance standards, shift work, and barriers to treatment.
  • Describe the complexities of firefighting including trauma exposure, challenges to interpersonal relationships, and organizational demands.
  • Explain current trends in peer support and psychological services offered to fire departments and barriers to treatment.
  • Identify psychological challenges most commonly recognized and researched in firefighter populations.
  • Explain the contributing factors to suicide among firefighters.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

When: December 19, 2020 / 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Presumptive Legislation and the Fire Service

When: January 16th 2021 / 12:00pm PST/ 1 CE Hour

Topic: The Psychological Autopsy: A Tool to Understand Firefighter Suicides?

Description: Psychological autopsies are used to understand the psychological processes that contributed to suicide. In addition to isolating the variables that may have directly impacted the individual, organizations can better learn about commonalities within their system which may be contributing factors to a firefighter’s untimely death. This webinar will provide an overview of this tool and how it may specifically benefit the fire service.