- Rescheduled from previously cancelled seminar
Live Webinar: Police Officer Wellness Training Part 1
Police Officer Wellness Training Part I
P.O.W.E.R.: Police Officer Wellness by Enhancing Resiliency
8 POST Credits Have Been Approved: Course # 10474-0003
This course is instructed by Marie Ridgeway MSW, LICSW, CCTP, RYT, Adv. ART Certified. Marie is a Trauma Treatment Specialist and Police Therapist. She and her staff provide therapy and various wellness services for over a dozen MN public safety agencies including Blaine PD where the P.O.W.E.R. model originates. Ms. Ridgeway is assisted in this training by multiple active duty Law Enforcement Officers from metro agencies and two Police Chiefs.
When: Friday May 29th via Live Webinar
Cost: $125 per attendee, discount available for groups of 5 or more:
For Law Enforcement:
- Learn about the effects of acute stress and stress accumulation and what to expect in therapy
- Receive information about accessing occupationally competent care
- Learn about wellness program options, what other agencies are doing, and be given the tools to assist you in connecting your agency to a provider/program
Until recently, there have been multiple barriers to care for law enforcement including a shortage of therapists who know how to effectively work with this population. Learn about Law Enforcement culture, the nature of Law Enforcement stress exposure, and an overall framework for basic occupational competency. Effective ways to build rapport and treat trauma will also be discussed. We will provide you with the information you need to get started or to build on your work with public safety. This course is also a good primer for social workers who want to effectively collaborate with law enforcement as co-responders or similar roles.
This training is generously sponsored by ART International
P.O.W.E.R. Training Part II will be offered as a next step and open to any therapists who are trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. You are encouraged to complete Basic ART Training at your earliest convenience. Basic ART training is a requirement of Part II of this training. Please visit: https://artherapyinternational.org/event/ to register for a Basic ART Training, I encourage you to consider a training with Julie Stender.
Attendance at both Part I and Part II will provide a therapist who wants to work with police with the necessary foundation to do so and an understanding of next steps.
Please note: this course provides 8 POST credits. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance . For therapists who need clinical hours, a post test will be provided but official CEU’s are not provided.