November 19, 2019

Body and Mind: PTSD Awareness and Treatment with Dr. Robert Perkins

If you are a member of the Law Enforcement and/or First Responder community and you only ever listen to one podcast... make sure its this one. 
 
There have been hundreds of first responders in North America alone who have lost their battles with stress and have taken their own lives. One is too many. We have to stand up as a community and end the stigma of PTSD. Everyone needs to know that it is not weak to speak. 
 
 
Dr. Robert Perkins is a Clinical Psychophysiologist, military Veteran, and retired Law Enforcement officer (Sgt.) of 14 years. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of PTSD within the First Responder and Military Communities. 
 
He is a Professor of Applied Psychophysiology at the College of Certified Psychophysiologists and serves as the Executive Director of the Ontario Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Dr. Perkins is the Chief of Chaplains for the California Practical Chaplain Association, which is the only P.O.S.T. Certified agency that provides Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certification to Police agencies in the state of California. 
 
He helped co-found Restored Heroes which treats military Veterans suffering from PTSD using Surf Therapy in the ocean. He has authored many academic papers and the textbook The Practical Guide To Police Chaplaincy. 
 
His passion in life is the prevention of Police & Military suicide and the treatment of PTSD. He resides in Los Angeles California and Toronto Canada with his wife Dr. Sharon Rowley also a well-known Psychophysiologist who works side by side with him.

Get more information about Dr. Perkins on the EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/015.

Websites:

Ontario Critical Incident Stress Foundation (www.ocisf.org)
 
Restored Heroes (www.restoredheroes.com)
 
Peace Keepers for Life(www.peacekeepersforlife.org)
 
College of Certified Phychophysiologists(www.ccp.college)

 

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