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Wednesday, March 11

2:00 — 3:00 PM ET

First Responder Mental Health: Clinical Considerations

Anka A. Vujanovic, PhD
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This webinar is available at no charge to National Register Health Service Psychologists, National Register Practice Academy members, and Canadian Register Health Service Psychologists. Psychology doctoral students and trainees may also attend at no charge. Non-member psychologists and other healthcare providers may register for $35 (some State Psychological Association members and affiliates receive discounted access, please check with your Association’s central office for details).

About the Webinar

First responders, including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel, represent an at-risk population with regard to psychological symptoms and disorders as well as various mental health outcomes, more broadly. Despite increasing recognition of the importance of better understanding the mental health of first responders in recent years, this population remains relatively underserved and understudied. This webinar will describe prevalent psychological symptoms and mental health issues among first responders and define unique clinical considerations impacting the mental health of this unique and vulnerable population. Finally, the webinar will elucidate future research directions to improve first responder mental health.

Registration and CE Credit

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. National Register Health Service Psychologists, National Register Practice Academy members, Canadian Register Health Service Psychologists, and paid attendees will earn one (1) CE credit upon successful completion of the webinar and evaluation. Doctoral students and trainees attending at no charge are not eligible for CE credit. A recording of the webinar presentation will be available on CE.NationalRegister.org the week following the conclusion of the live session. This recording is available for CE credit to those unable to attend the live webinar.

CE Information

1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss prevalent psychological symptoms and mental health issues among first responders.
  2. Identify unique clinical considerations impacting the mental health of first responders.
  3. Describe clinically relevant future directions to improve first responder mental health.
About the Presenter

Dr. Vujanovic is an Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Education, and Director of the Trauma and Stress Studies Center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas and a National Registrant since 2012. Dr. Vujanovic’s research program is focused on: (1) investigation of etiological and maintenance processes related to PTSD, (2) exploration of clinically significant correlates of trauma exposure and PTSD (e.g., suicide risk), and (3) examination of biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying the comorbidity of PTSD and substance use disorders. The overarching aim of this program of work is to inform novel treatment development and refine evidence-based clinical practice. Dr. Vujanovic has authored over 150 publications on trauma and stress.

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