Clinical Mental Health Services with First Responders, Military Personnel, and their Families

Date / Time:

Dec. 3, 2021, Friday, 9a-12noon


Interactive and face-to-face

117 S. Main St. Enterprise, AL 36330

Continuing Education hours:

This event has been approved by NBCC for three (3) continuing education hours.

3RAVNAR, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

Each event participant will earn Three (3) continuing education hours. 3RAVNAR, LLC is not responsible or liable for our continuing education and training presentations not being accepted by any state licensing boards, or other professional credentialing agencies. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that the continuing education they obtain meets the requirements of any specific board or agency.


Early Registration (postmarked on or by 11/21/2021): $50 per attendee (cash/check/money order/Zelle/online registration)

Registration after 11/21/2021: $55 per attendee (cash/check/money order/Zelle/online registration)

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Send your Name, Phone Number, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code, and Email Address with a check or money order made out to 3Ravnar, LLC, and mail to:

3Ravnar, LLC

117 S. Main St.

Enterprise, AL 36330

Program Content:

Military and Emergency Service personnel, which includes Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s), Firefighters, Law Enforcement, and Public Safety, often place themselves in harm’s way in order to assist others in times of need. In service to the community these people risk health and injury in performance of their duties that may easily lead to debilitating health issues including Acute Stress, PTSD, Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue. Counselors who choose to serve these populations need to understand the cultural values, and the particular issues that these personnel face in the performance of their duties.

Counselors must also understand the potential issues that may arise when working with populations that have experienced, or work with, trauma, and the potential impact on the counselor including secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization. In this training event, participants will review significant cultural and clinical elements of working with Military and Emergency Service personnel/issues and their families, and identify ways to promote growth in their clients as well as avoid burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization in themselves.

Learning Objectives:

- Explore how the psychosocial environment of Military and Emergency Service personnel shapes their worldview and their perceptions of mental health services.

- Identify clinical issues specific to working with populations that work with traumatized populations.

- Analyze ways in which burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization impacts the counselor in clinical settings.

- Formulate ways to counter clinical exposure to traumatic client experiences, and support counselor resilience. 


Keith Cates, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH

Dr. Cates has been in the field of mental health services since 2002 and has worked in hospital, clinic, community, and higher education settings. He has experience teaching in counseling and psychology graduate and undergraduate programs; supervision and clinical direction of educational and community counseling programs; managing mental health programs, staff, program evaluation and client evaluation in educational and community settings, and providing clinical counseling and supervision services in face-to-face and distance formats. He holds an LPC in Alabama and Georgia, is a Board Certified TeleMental Health provider (BC-TMH), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).

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