Dr. Dan Bilsker on psychological safety in disasters

Considerable progress has been made in enhancing the physical safety of emergency responders, but a new call has emerged to better protect their psychological safety. This reflects an increasing awareness of the relationship between psychological hazards such as critical incidents or bullying, and disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

This talk will address critical questions concerning psychological safety in…cluding:

  • How does psychological safety fit with the traditional occupational health and safety approach?
  • What are practical methods to identify and control psychological hazards?
  • What is being done in Canada to enhance psychological safety in the workplace?


February 18, 2016, Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society Lectureship Series in Mental Health & Addiction Research presented: Dr. Dan Bilsker critical aspects of psychological safety in disasters

Dr. Dan Bilsker
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

DEEP volunteer Katarina Halm attended Dr. Dan Bilsker’s lecture in Surrey February 18, 2016, and we may invite Dr. Dan Bilsker to  present for DEEP in Dunbar.

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