Friday, June 22, 2018
This course is offered to doctoral level psychologists who are interested in becoming culturally competent to the needs of firefighters and their families.
The fire service is a unique culture based on paramilitary organization. The nature of the firefighter shiftwork requires that they live in close quarters to each other for much of their career. Firefighters are exposed to more trauma, often in one work segment, than the average adult in their entire lives. Furthermore, research suggests these individuals are more likely to consider suicide and face more difficulty in intimate partner relationships. Therefore, it is imperative that psychologists working with this population understand the unique needs of the firefighter and his or her family.
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Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for this program and its content.