Therapy with First Responders (3 CE credits)

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Presented by Genevieve Altwer, LMFT The goal of this program is for participants to be able to provide more clinically appropriate treatment to clients who work as first responders. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues associated with police officers and firefighters, will increase their ability to create rapport, identify trauma and moral injury, and implement therapy with increased competency. This presentation will increase your knowledge of the daily complexities for individuals working in police and fire services. Through lecture, real-life stories, and interactive participation, this workshop will introduce a new perspective to our first responders' everyday life and provide guidance and strategies on how to work within this field. Learning Objectives By the end of this course participants will be able to:· 1. Name three reasons for the importance of rapport building and treatment planning with first responders. 2. Identify four ways the daily work life and training practices of first responders impacts relationships and family at home. 3. Name one element that makes a moral injury different than PTSD. 4. List four coping skills to help first responders cope with anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma. 5. Identify one difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. About the Presenter Genevieve Altwer is a psychotherapist based in San Jose, California. She specializes in working with First Responders and adults living with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She speaks at conferences across the country on mental health and wellness for First Responders. For 14 years, she served as Police Officer for the city of San Mateo. Her time there included Sexual Assault Investigations, Field Training, Critical Incident Response, and Hostage Negotiations. To get the CEUs, send an email to after viewing the recording. More event details:

SCV-CAMFT               P.O. Box 60814, Palo Alto, CA 94306                  408-721-2010

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