Dr. McCoy-Arballo is an expert in trauma and has provided counseling services to both civilian and sworn emergency responders in the wake of numerous mass shooting incidents and natural disasters. Over the last seven years, she has served on staff of The Counseling Team International (TCTI), an organization that focuses on providing counseling, training, critical incident intervention and support to first responders and their families.
Dr. McCoy-Arballo brings a unique perspective to this session because of her background in journalism and through her work with journalists, public information officers and other professionals who often struggle with the mental wellness stressors associated with their public facing jobs.
Dr. Smyser is a recognized leader in the field of public health communications. He holds a PhD and master’s in public health and did his postdoctoral training at the CDC.