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Trauma-Informed Care Before, During, & After Critical Incidents: Developing Resilience in Victims & Responders

Carrie Steiner, PsyD
5 Hours 40 Minutes
Jan 26, 2018
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Critical Incident Trauma: How to Prepare for It, Cope with It, and Survive after It

Many current offerings on critical incident trauma fall short by dealing almost exclusively with the aftermath of the event, the symptoms of trauma exposure, and basic treatment options. Successful coping also requires prevention and intervention, as well as an understanding of pre-event, event, and post-event factors that impact trauma and a negative or resilient response to it.

In this recording, Dr. Carrie Steiner, a Police Psychologist and former Chicago police officer, shows you an engaging exploration of how to positively impact the lives of victims, responders, and law enforcement agencies before, during, and after critical incidents. Dr. Steiner’s professional experience is invaluable as she shares first-hand knowledge of the successes that accompany the use of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs, as well as clinical strategies such as EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, Yoga, and somatic experiencing. Her presentation is practical and realistic, with honest dialogue about how to handle both the factors that we can control in a traumatic event, and those we cannot.


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Carrie Steiner, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the First Responders Wellness Center, a private practice agency meeting the needs of first responders and their family members for trauma therapy and emotional wellness. As a psychologist, she specializes in trauma therapy utilizing EMDR, prolonged exposure therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy as well as conducts police and public safety psychological evaluations and fitness for duty evaluations.

Dr. Steiner is also the clinical advisor and board member for Serve & Protect, a nonprofit organization that facilitates trauma services and a 24-hour crisis line for public safety professionals and their families. Dr. Steiner is a member of the International Chiefs of Police, Illinois Chiefs of Police, Illinois Psychological Association, and member of Division 18 of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Steiner is a 13 year former Chicago Police Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Leader, peer support member, and Chicago Police Academy instructor. While working for the Chicago Police Department, she spearheaded their veteran CIT training and autism spectrum training for law enforcement. She also has FBI hostage negotiation training, has worked as a psychologist for Cook County and Kane County Jails as well as collaborated with federal government agencies on high risk cases involving the mentally ill. She speaks nationally on mental illness, DSM-5® and ICD-10, de-escalation techniques and police response, trauma and PTSD, officer wellness, CIT, peer support, and has several national and local awards.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Carrie Steiner is the founder of First Responders Wellness Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Carrie Steiner is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.


  1. Describe how trauma affects the brain, emotions, and cognition, and how this informs the clinician's choice of treatment interventions
  2. Identify individual and sociocultural features in clients that serve as risk or protective factors
  3. Analyze the clincial interventions that a clinician may choose from to intervene pre-event, event, and post-event
  4. Explain re-traumatization issues that might surface post-event, and describe how this informs the clinician's choice of treatment interventions
  5. Analyze critical event factors that impact the coping response of the client to trauma
  6. Determine what trauma-informed and body-based trauma clinical interventions would be best for a client based on observed symptoms



  • Social-ecological model of trauma impact
  • High clinical risk of developing trauma disorders
  • Brain development and trauma
  • Bidirectional relationships of trauma, substance abuse, and mental illness
  • DSM-5®: PTSD, ASD, trauma-related disorders


  • Adverse Life Events (ACEs) Study
  • Genetics
  • Age, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity effects
  • Family history
  • Pre-existing mental health factors
  • Interventions
  • Education on trauma-informed care
  • Decreasing secondary trauma for professionals and others
  • Utilization of crisis services
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program


  • 16 critical factors that impact development of a trauma disorder
  • Expected vs. unexpected trauma
  • Natural vs. human caused trauma
  • Individual vs. group trauma
  • Physical injury
  • Community and culture
  • Historical/generational trauma
  • Mass trauma
  • Interventions 
  • Preparedness and mental rehearsal
  • Psychoeducation about normal stress reactions
  • Utilizing active coping skills
  • Limit exposure
  • Social support


  • Knowledge, access, and utilization of trauma services
  • Interventions 
  • Trauma-informed care (EMDR, CBT, CPT, neurofeedback, and Prolonged Exposure)
  • Body-based trauma therapy (EMDR, yoga, somatic experiencing, EFT, sensory motor therapy)
  • Video example of EMDR
  • Re-traumatization issues
  • Resilience: cultural, racial, and ethnic characteristics
  • 10 key protective traits

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

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