UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH STRESS AND TRAUMA IN FIRST RESPONDERS

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Thank you for your interest in ths event. As part of the EMDR community's commitment to social justice and developing community mental health care, the Northern Ireland Committee of EMDR UK & Ireland, are delighted to offer this event free.

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First responders (either in public, private or voluntary sector) and law enforcement personnel are a different kind of population. They face danger with courage, tragedy with hope, and are willing to risk their own lives to save another. During their working shifts, which sometime can be more then 12 hours, they can be exposed to repeated traumas, which is different than what the public typically experiences. Because of this unique exposure, we must look at how we treat them for their trauma

Salvatore (Sonny) Provetto MSW, LICSW is an EMDR clinician and a trauma consultant for police departments and emergency responders in Northern Vermont. His experiences as a police officer and emergency mental health clinician have guided his clinical practice with first responders for more than 17 years. Sonny consults on issues of stress and trauma with police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and their organizations. He works closely with 10 Vermont police departments including the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Recently, Sonny testified for the Vermont legislature as a subject matter expert on PTSD and influenced legislation making Vermont the first state to recognize PTSD as a compensable work-related injury for first responders. It was through his understanding of EMDR Therapy (one of the gold-standard trauma-focused psychotherapies) and its efficacy that the legislature saw the value of treating first responders immediately after traumatic events. Sonny is the recipient of the 2018 EMDRIA Advocacy Award from the EMDR International Association, for his outstanding work done through Vermont Centre for Responder Wellness.

EMDR Early Intervention (EMDR EI) describes the use of several specific protocols, intended to address trauma at the earliest possible time. EMDR EI protocols include both individual and group interventions and are designed to reduce the negative impact of acute stress from recent events, or even from certain types of ongoing circumstances, by focusing on stabilization, symptom reduction, and reprocessing of trauma memories. EMDR EI procedures have been explored in many settings and locations since the early days of EMDR therapy. They have been applied with children, adolescents, and adults, after man-made and natural disasters, in refugee camps, with first responders, medical and military personnel, in schools, and in many other circumstances. Some EMDR EI procedures are known to reduce and/or eliminate symptoms of traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety, with results maintained at follow-up (usually about three months post- treatment). EMDR EI treatments are brief Interventions, which can be administered on consecutive days, and/or twice a day. They can be provided in a group format or to individuals.

Come and learn about the services for First Responders that this experienced international clinician has set up and operates in US.

Two day passes are available at reduced price for this event on the Annual Conference and Workshop on 7th May 2019.

Fee includes lunch and refreshments.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ULSTER REFORM HAVE A STRICT DRESS CODE. Details can be found at https://www.ulsterreformclub.com/the-club/etiquette. Item 9 details the dress requirements

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