Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists©

Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma

Enhance your clinical skills supporting
emergency workers

This course includes lectures from top subject matter experts such as: Dr. Duncan Shields, Constable Art Wlodyka, Dr. Ross Laird, Dr. Mark Davies, Dr. David Kuhl, Dr. Megan McElerhan and Dr. Jennifer Melamed. It has been designed for any healthcare professional interested in expanding their skill set in working with emergency workers.

This course has been designed with all emergency workers in mind.

Important Information

Please Read Before Purchasing

  • Time to Complete

    It should take you 8 hours to complete this course and you have 28 days to complete it.

    After 28 days it will no longer be available unless you re-purchase it.

  • Education Credits

    By completing this course, you will receive 10 hours of continuing education credits.

    Certification will be provided upon successful completion of the course within 28 days.

  • Class Workbook

    This course consists of 10 lessons, each consists of a video and class workbook.

    We recommend downloading the workbook for notes and future reference.

Course curriculum

    1. How to successfully complete this course

    2. Course Walkthrough

    1. Learning Objectives

    2. Course Curriculum

    1. Class Workbook

    2. Complete Class Workbook (Optional to Download)

    1. Instructor for this lesson: Matt Johnston

    2. Class Workbook (Optional to Download)

    3. Video Lesson

    1. Instructor for this lesson: Dr. Duncan Shields

    2. Class Workbook (Optional to Download)

    3. Video Lesson

    1. Instructor for this lesson: Constable Art Wlodyka

    2. Class Workbook (Optional to Download)

    3. Video Lesson

About this course

  • $175.00
  • 34 lessons
  • 7 hours of video content

Bonus Material

Included in this course is this incredible additional content.

Enjoy two panel discussions between our distinguished educators.

  • Panel Discussion #1

    Moderated by Matt Johnston, the panelists include:
    Constable Art Wlodyka, Dr. Duncan Shields and Rebecca Scott.

  • Panel Discussion #2

    Moderated by Matt Johnston, the panelists include:
    Dr. David Kuhl, Dr. Jennifer Melamed, Dr. Mark Davies and Dr. Ross Laird.


Matt Johnston

Course Designer

Matt Johnston is the co-founder of First Responder Health, an organization dedicated to enhancing the behavioural health and well-being of first responders through online counselling, training for healthcare professionals and organizational support services.

A registered mental health professional and full-time firefighter, Matt has mastered the art of closing the gap between service providers and first responders. Matt’s skill set is grounded by twenty years of study in the field of psychology and over ten years in clinical practice. His unique approach to conceptualizing trauma is an introspective blend of academic training, clinical practice and direct experience of attending over 2,500 emergency calls as a firefighter in Metro Vancouver. Through his proactive, strengths-based approach, Matt’s ultimate goal is to alleviate the mental health crisis gripping public safety personnel across North America.