Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers
Core Reference Title

Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Medicine & Healthcare for 2019.

Clint A. Bowers (University of Central Florida, USA), Deborah C. Beidel (University of Central Florida, USA) and Madeline R. Marks (University of Central Florida, USA)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781522598039|ISBN10: 1522598030|EISBN13: 9781522598046|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9803-9


The stress that comes with being a first responder has been known to lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. However, few clinicians are informed about these health concerns and how to adequately treat them in this population. Therefore, there is an urgent need for practitioners to understand the latest information regarding treatments that will be useful to this specific population.

Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers is an essential reference source that focuses on the latest research for diagnosing and treating mental health issues experienced by emergency personnel and seeks to generate awareness and inform clinicians about the unique circumstances encountered by these professionals. While highlighting topics including anxiety disorders and stress management, this book is ideally designed for clinicians, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, practitioners, medical professionals, EMTs, law enforcement, fire departments, military, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students seeking current research on psychological therapy methods regarding first responders.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Burnout
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Issues
  • Fit for Duty
  • Mental Health
  • Organizational Stress
  • Peer Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Resilience Training

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Madeline Marks is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Central Florida, where she is the lab manager and member of the Recent and Emerging Technology Research Organization Lab (RETRO Lab) and Research and Treatment on Response to Extreme Stressors (UCF RESTORES), respectively. Madeline earned her B.A. degree in Sports Psychology and a minor in Psychology from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2012. Prior to attending UCF, she worked as a volunteer and professional EMT for 6 years. While currently not "on the road," she maintains her certifications. Madeline’s interests are in the development, research, and dissemination of prevention, intervention, and training protocols with a focus on stress injuries in first responders. Additionally, she is interested in the use of technology as a delivery mechanism of the aforementioned prevention, intervention, and training protocols.