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Training and Presentations:

The First Responders Wellness Center is a full psychological services center to support law enforcement, Fire/EMS, public safety/corrections, Veterans, ER Staff, and other first responders.    We provide therapeutic interventions, psychological testing, training, and consultation. Therefore, if you have a request, we can probably fill it. 

Contact: or 630-796-2961


Training and public speaking


Training for first responders include stress management, crisis intervention training, and psychoeducation on mental health, Crisis Intervention Team training, prevention, and first responder safety for overall wellness and professionalism. 

Presentations can be from 1 hour to 5 days and personalized for your department or needs.  

Presentations that have been given include:

  • De-escalation techniques and mental health crisis

  • Emotional Survival for Trauma, PTSD and critical incidents

  • Building Resilience in Law Enforcement Officers

  • Trauma and Building Resiliency

  • CIT training including:                                                                                      (CIT history and overview; CIT signs and symptoms of mental illness, Department procedures and Legal Issues; De-escalation techniques; CPD-active listening skills; Co-occurring disorders and Substance Abuse; Child and adolescent disorders)

  • Veteran CIT  Training:                                                                                           (Trauma, PTSD & TBI; Family Effects and Military; Veterans and trauma; Military Domestic Violence & Court; PTSD reactions and criminal behavior & Women’s Veteran Issues)

  • Suicide and Veterans

  • Veterans, PTSD, and TBI

  • Veterans, domestic violence, and substance abuse

  • Bridging the gap between law enforcement and mental health professional

  • Police culture and therapy

  • Therapy and treatment strategies when working with law enforcement

  • Police Stress

  • Police Suicide and Trauma

  • PTSD and reducing risk factors

  • Police Response and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities

  • What to know:  DSM-5 and ICD-10 changes

  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness

  • Autism spectrum disorders:  Changes to DSM-5

  • Involuntary admissions in Illinois

  • Advanced interviewing techniques

  • Bridging the Gap between mental health professionals and police

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