This program is co-sponsored with Nicole L Sawyer PsyD PLLC
and NH Police Standards and Training Council
FREE LIVE WEBINAR
Public Safety Wellness Consultation:
the what, the why, and the how to of providing this
service for public safety agencies
Wednesday July 13th, 2022 9am-11am
2 Ethics CEs
Description of Event:
As demand for wellness consultations grows quickly, New Hampshire needs providers competent to deliver. This ethics continuing education program is aimed to build a network of NH mental health providers prepared to deliver this service while also educating the public safety leaders that want to hire them.
Participants will learn what a wellness consultation is, why public safety agencies are quickly adopting this service as a benefit offered to their employees, and how to execute this service ethically and with the intended outcomes of reduced mental health stigma, demystification of the “therapy space”, and access to emotional health education and self-awareness for the employee.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1) Identify three (3) goals of a wellness consultation as they pertain to both an annual wellness consult and a post-critical incident wellness consult.
2) Describe the primary ethical challenges presented by employment driven consultations with first responders. Specifically, the limits to confidentiality as they pertain to public safety professionals, scope of the consultant role as it differs from treatment or assessment, the importance of informed consent, and the ethical limits to communication with the employee’s agency.
About the Instructor:
Nicole L Sawyer, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Exeter, NH and the Clinical Director for the PFF-NH Peer Support Team. She is a supporting psychologist for the NH State Police Peer Support Unit and the professional crisis intervention specialist for the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Strafford County Regional Tactical Operations Unit (SCRTOU). She provides psychological treatment, assessment, and consultation for the NH State Police and local police and Fire/EMS departments across NH. She is a frequent speaker on such topics as veteran mental health care and the impact of military culture on health care access and engagement, as well as trauma mitigation and early crisis detection for law enforcement and Fire/EMS personnel.
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This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA), Nicole L Sawyer, PsyD PLLC, and NH Police Standards and Training Council. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.