Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers, 1st Edition

  • Clint A. Bowers
  • Deborah C. Beidel
  • Madeline R. Marks
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  • ISBN-10: 1522598049
  • ISBN-13: 9781522598046
  • DDC: 616.89
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The stress that comes with being a first responder has been known to lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. However, few clinicians are informed about these health concerns and how to adequately treat them in this population. Therefore, there is an urgent need for practitioners to understand the latest information regarding treatments that will be useful to this specific population. This essential reference source focuses on the latest research for diagnosing and treating mental health issues experienced by emergency personnel and seeks to generate awareness and inform clinicians about the unique circumstances encountered by these professionals. It includes anxiety disorders and stress management, and is for clinicians, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, practitioners, medical professionals, EMTs, law enforcement, fire departments, military, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students seeking current research on therapy for first responders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Assessing Needs: Using a Wellness Survey to Guide Interventions.
2: Swimming Upstream: The First Responder’s Marriage.
3: Posttraumatic Stress and Alcohol Use Among First Responders.
4: Unique Job Roles and Mental Health Risk Factors Among Emergency Dispatchers.
5: The First, First Responder: The Neglected Needs and Unique Challenges of Work as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator.
6: Occupational Risk Factors and the Mental Health of Women Firefighters.
7: Critical Incident Stress Management: A Comprehensive, Intergrative, Systematic, and Multi-Component Program for Supporting First Responder Psychological Health.
8: Application and Integration of Psychological First Aid in First Responder Organizations.
9: The HEROES Project: Building Mental Resilience in First Responders.
10: Disaster Responder Self-Care, Self-Compassion, and Protective Factors: A Pilot Study on Responders’ Resilience and Competence.
11: Bridging the Gaps: Toward Effective Collaboration Between Peer Supporters and Behavioral Health Professionals.
12: Evidence-Based Practices to Enhance First Responder Well-Being and Performance.
13: Trauma Management Therapy for First Responders.
14: Narrative Therapy to Address Trauma for Emergency Medical Services and Firefighters.
15: Organizational Prevention and Intervention Services: Beyond the Early Intervention System.
16: “More Than Peer Support: Organizational and Relational Intervention Model”: First Responder Assistance Program (F.R.A.P.).
17: Changing Hearts and Minds: Getting Administrative Support for Delivery of Care.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.