You are cordially invited to the EMDR Belfast 2019 Workshop
UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH STRESS AND TRAUMA IN FIRST RESPONDERS
International Guest: Salvatore Provetto, MSW, LICSW
Date: Wednesday 8th of May Venue: Ulster Reform Club, Belfast
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Abstract: 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. As a former police officer and a trauma-focused therapist, Sonny’s goal is to help you integrate these experiences into who you are so you can live a happy, healthy, and meaningful life. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
How Trauma Happens: Trauma through the lens of an emergency responder. Why is Understanding trauma important to you and your agency. • Impact of Trauma on memory; • Impact of Trauma on Morale; • Impact of Trauma on Retention. How to treat Trauma: Best practices for Building Resiliency.
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.
Discounted prices for members of EMDR UK & Ireland.
To become a member of the association please refer to www.emdrassociation.org.uk
Member Standard Rate £90.00 Non Member Standard Rate £120.00 + Fees
Payment: For registration and payments, please access the following link: https://goo.gl/36C881
Come and learn about the services for First Responders that this experienced international clinician has set up and operates in USA