N. California EMDRIA Regional Meeting
March 4, 2017 at Oakland's Preservation Park





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Title: Understanding and Treating First Responders

Presenter: Joel Fay

Brief summary:

Understanding and Treating First Responders: First responders are a unique culture with many social and personal factors affecting the way they view the world. This presentation will discuss some of those factors and provide culturally acceptable treatment approaches. 



Joel Fay Psy.D served as a police officer for over 30 years and retired in 2011.  Joel obtained his Doctorate in Psychology from Argosy University and is now in private practice working with emergency responders from numerous organizations. Joel teaches Crisis Intervention Training and Peer Support for agencies throughout California, has co-authored a number of articles about emergency service stress and is a co-author of Counseling Cops, What Clinicians Need to Know.


Joel is a co-founder of the First Responder Support Network and is the current Clinical Director.  He has received numerous awards for his work including the 2007 Humanitarian Award, presented by the California Psychological Association and the 2012 award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Police & Public Safety Psychology presented by the American Psychological Association.  He is Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology.




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