EAPA Lone Star

First Responder Stressors

  • 19 May 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meeting - Online Webinar

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Stressors Related To First Responders

The Law Enforcement Profession

In this presentation participants will be introduced to little known but very common stressors experienced every day by police officers. The presenter will walk the participants through the conundrum of trying to provide much needed treatment to a very resistant population. Common misconceptions, the high level of resistance, and the stigma associated with police officers seeking counseling will be identified. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Identify the meaning of "officer survival"

2. Describe stigma attached to a police officer seeking therapy.

3. Contrast the dynamics of the husband, father, brother, sister, son, or daughter that also happens to be a police officer.


Meet our Speaker:

Steve Bell, MA, LPC

Steve retired from the Dallas Police Department with 34 years of service, and an additional seven years with Dallas County. His work with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the Victim Offender Mediation/ Dialogue program, in Austin, gave him additional insight into the interface of law enforcement and psychological and therapeutic concerns in the criminal justice system. Prior to entering private practice he was an adjunct professor at Richland College. 


Argosy University, Dallas, Texas

M.A. Community Counseling

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

M.L.A. Master of Liberal Arts

Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Arts and Science Criminal Justice

Image credits: lexipol.com, ems1.com, (Photo/AMU)

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