This event is 9-12am Eastern time.
Mental health professionals play an instrumental role in supporting the mental health and well-being of public safety personnel (PSP). Unfortunately, there is little training and awareness when dealing with the nuances of PSP from both an individual and organizational level. The training today will provide information on some of the cultural competencies required when working with PSP.
Mental health professionals who work with PSP need to understand the unique challenges and stressors that they face in their daily work. PSP often encounter traumatic events, violence, threats, and life-and-death situations that can have a lasting impact on their mental health. They also have to cope with high expectations, organizational pressures, stigma, and isolation that can affect their well-being. Therefore, mental health professionals need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues among PSP, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation.
Moreover, mental health professionals who work with PSP need to develop trust and rapport with them in order to provide effective support and treatment. PSP may be reluctant to seek help or disclose their mental health concerns due to fear of being judged, misunderstood, or discriminated against. They may also have a strong sense of self-reliance, loyalty, and pride that can make them hesitant to admit vulnerability or weakness. Therefore, mental health professionals need to demonstrate cultural competence, empathy, respect, and confidentiality when working with PSP. They also need to use evidence-based interventions that are tailored to the specific needs and preferences of PSP.
The learning objectives for the webinar include:
- Describe organizational factors and their impact on PSP mental health.
- Discuss the importance of the Mental Health Continuum.
- Identify the most common mental health concerns among PSP.
- Discuss the implications of the profession on PSP families.
- Identify other types of support to assist PSP in their mental health journey.
Those who view the live or recorded webinar will be eligible to obtain continuing education credits. Earn 3 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the Canadian Psychological Association for attending this event. The webinar recording is available for 12 months from the live event, as is the ability to earn CE credits. Anyone who registers for the event will have access to the recording.
Hexagon Psychology (formerly Build Great Teams) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Hexagon Psychology maintains responsibility for the program. The CPA’s approval of an individual, group, or organization as a CE Sponsor or Provider is restricted to the activities described in the approved application or annual report form. The CPA’s approval does not extend to any other CE activity the Sponsor or Provider might offer. In granting its approval, the CPA assumes no legal or financial obligations to Sponsors, Providers, or to those individuals who might participate in a Sponsor or Provider’s CE activities or programs. Further, responsibility for the content, provision, and delivery of any CE activity approved by the CPA remains that of the CE Sponsor or Provider. The CPA disclaims all legal liability associated with the content, provision, and delivery of the approved CE activity.
An early bird discount of $10 is available until Jan 31st using coupon public at checkout.
A student discount of 25% is available with the use of an educational email address using the coupon code student
Public Safety employees- email email@example.com for complimentary registration
The live start time for this webinar is:
- 6:00am PST
- 7:00am MST
- 8:00am CST
- 9:00am EST
- 10:00am AST
- 10:30am NST