Vancouver course to help those who help others

September 3, 2018 by  

Firefighters and other frontline emergency personnel, as well as other first responders, law enforcement personnel and corrections officers, have a career that can often be very stressful, and a Vancouver event has been planned for clinicians who work with them as part of their practice.

Mental health professionals who attend the Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists: First Responder Trauma course will walk away with a tool box of skills they can draw from when they work with their clients. The registration fee is $365, and it will be led by facilitators with a great deal of experience as frontline emergency responders and also in the field of mental health.

While the training has been geared towards firefighters, the organizers noted that it may be helpful to those who work with other professions including police officers, dispatchers, paramedics and corrections staff. It is open to any professionals who work in the mental health, and will be taking place at 3891 Main Street in Vancouver.

This learning opportunity is being brought to the community courtesy of British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association and Centered Lifestyle. Training manuals and other material for this type of occasion can be sourced from a local printing services provider.

The course is scheduled to begin on November 23 and it will conclude the next day. Additional information can be found on its online listing.