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"Cultural Competency: Working with First Responders" with Joel Fay, PsyD; 2 CEs

  • 12/03/2021
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


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Cultural Competency:
Working with First Responders 

Presented by: 

Joel Fay, PsyD

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 2021

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom Webinar
2 CEs

Course Description         

This two hour presentation will address the unique challenges facing first responders and how you can help the community access culturally competent mental health care. 

Learning Objectives Participants will understand the current mental health challenges facing First Reponders:
  1.  Participants will be able to identify at least three common mental health symptoms reported by First Responders.
  2. Participants will be able to explain PTSD to clients who are First Responders in a culturally appropriate way that fits within the worldview of these clients.
  3. Participants will be able to explain the concept of moral injuries.
  4. Participants will be able to list at least three unique challenges for mental health clinicians working with First Responders.


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      About Joel Fay, PsyD

      Joel Fay, PsyD served as a police officer for over 30 years and retired in 2011. In 1999 Dr. Fay obtained his Doctorate in Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology and is now in private practice working with emergency responders from numerous organizations.  Dr. Fay’s specialty areas include psychological treatment for emergency responders, peer support, critical incident stress response, PTSD and police response to persons with mental illness. Dr. Fay teaches a variety of topics for numerous agencies throughout California.

      Dr. Fay has authored/co-authored a number of articles and co-authored, “Counseling Cops, What Clinicians Need to Know” published by Guilford. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is on their Psychological Services Committee.  Dr. Fay is board certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology.  He is a past President of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California and the First Responder Support Network.  Dr. Fay is the current clinical director for the First Responder Support Network. Dr. Fay is a frequent instructor on forensic mental health and trauma reaction/ treatment issues and a guest speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country.  

      Dr. Fay has received numerous awards for his work including the 2007 Humanitarian Award, presented by the California Psychological Association and the 2012 award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Police & Public Safety Psychology presented by the American Psychological Association.  

      Joel's website:

      Zoom Webinar - please make sure you register to the webinar with the link provided in your confirmation email.


      Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #57173) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

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      • Refunds: Refunds may be requested up to 7 days before the event by contacting No refunds are given beginning 7 days prior to the event. If a member cannot attend the event due to a mandatory evacuation or Public Safety Power Shut-off the day of the event, they can request and receive a refund with verification of address.

      • CE Certificate: You must attend the entire presentation and complete a post test and an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the test and evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended the online event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

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