Course Overview

Cost: $70

Length: 2 hours

About This Training

Peer support teams are a critical element to wellness initiatives established by many public safety agencies. When managed well and supervised with good clinical oversight, peer teams can be force multipliers by providing support and wellness strategies to agency personnel. Providing culturally competent team oversight requires clinicians to understand and follow best-practice guidelines to collaboratively work with team leaders and members. Dr. Brower has provided peer support team training and oversight for over 20 years. These decades of experience have honed the skills required to balance building relationships with peer leaders and team members while maintaining professional boundaries and managing organizational needs. Dr. Brower will share her experience about how to skillfully provide sound clinical advice and consultation to peer teams, best support both new and existing teams, and how to assist in revitalizing dormant or under-utilized teams. This is a foundational course for any clinician wanting to branch into public safety peer support team oversight.

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of a well-rounded basic peer support training curriculum, along with critical training topics.

  • Explain the foundational components, structure, and clinical needs of peer support teams in emergency responder and public safety agencies.

  • Identify key issues associated with providing consultative services, along with legal and ethical considerations and common topics that can potentially create conflict for clinicians

Students will be eligible to receive 2 CEs.

Meet Your Presenter:

Jaime Brower, Psy.D., ABPP

Dr. Jaime Brower has devoted herself to serving emergency responders and their loved ones for more than 20 years. The breadth of her professional experience includes work with law enforcement, fire, corrections/detentions, EMS, dispatch, victim advocates, military, probation/parole, and other associated professionals. Dr. Brower supports more than 150 agencies nationally at local, state, and federal levels by offering public safety related services, including counseling services, peer support team development, training and oversight, critical incident response, psychological testing and evaluations, both organizational and operational consultation, and threat and risk assessment. Dr. Brower is American Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) and currently serves on the ABPPSP Board, as its Academy President.