Course Overview

Course Length: 3 Hours
Certification is valid for: 24 Months
Continuing Education Credits: 3


Many emergency responders and public safety personnel struggle with straddling the sub-culture of their profession and their identification as members of traditionally marginalized racial, cultural, and religious groups, as well as those with non-heterosexual orientations. Course participants will hear rare, candid discussions from these responders, who share about the impacts of racism and other forms of prejudicial injustice. Mental health clinicians have a professional and ethical obligation to be prepared to confront these issues head-on with members of responder sub-cultures. Additionally, participants will learn insights from clinicians that primarily serve this responder population to further provide professional development skills and strategies. This can be taken as a single course, or as part of the Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician program.

Looking for the ERPSCC Bundle?

The bundle includes all 14 Emergency Responder and Public Safety Clinician Certification (ERPSCC) courses.

Course Objectives

  • Engage in a nuanced discussion of identity, specifically as it relates to responders and other public safety personnel’s perceived marginality

  • Identify double-marginalization experienced by responders who identify with minority groups and how it affects their work and friend groups.

  • Compare coping and resiliency strategies that have worked for various responders from marginalized groups

  • Identify and discuss clinical strategies for effectively building rapport and developing strong, trusting bonds with clients

What to expect:

  • High quality video instruction from our course presenters

  • A downloadable PDF overview document for the course

  • A state-of-the-art learning environment with easy course navigation and the ability to access your courses on any device

  • Instant certificate delivery upon successful course completion

  • Quick access to course support and feedback from your student dashboard

Meet Your Instructors:

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.


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Contact us for more information or with questions about this course at [email protected] or call 720-222-6161.

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