Trauma in the Fire Service for Clinicians

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 52 minutes

Objectives and Summary:

This introductory webinar is intended for clinicians who are interested in working with fire service personnel that are coping with post-traumatic stress or PTSD. Fire service personnel may attend as well.  

Lauren Kosc, LCPC, CCTP a Behavioral Health Specialist at the International Association of Fire Fighters will cover topics and data on PTS and PTSD in the fire service, unique aspects of trauma among fire service personnel, the role of peer support in addressing trauma, introduction to evidence based practices for PTSD, risks of PTSD and co-occurring behavioral health disorders, and updates of PTSD presumptive legislation.

This presentation will:
  1. Explore current data on trauma and other behavioral health problems in the fire service
  2. Explore unique aspects of trauma among fire and EMS personnel
  3. Compare PTS, PTSD and Complex PTSD
  4. Define the role of peer support in addressing trauma
  5. Review evidence-based treatments for PTSD
  6. Next steps in the fire service

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