This program is designed to provide you with an advanced understanding of the values, mindset, and occupational hazards that military and first responder personnel face on a daily basis. You’ll learn both the theory and application around psychotherapy, service delivery, ethics, assessment, and counseling for these individuals, as well as applying these skills in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, employee assistance programs, and substance abuse treatment programs.
The Master’s in Military and Emergency Responder Psychology coursework is aligned with State of Colorado educational requirements related to pursuing Licensed Professional Counselor Candidacy.
Some typical responsibilities for individuals in this field include:
- Support clients of mental health clinics, employee assistance programs, and substance abuse treatment programs
- Evaluate and assess individuals for fitness for duty or return to duty.
- Provide suicide intervention training, peer support, and wellness coaching.
- Utilize best practices and therapies to address psychological stress on military and first responders.