Mile in Our Boots

Clinicians Academy

September 21-24, 2023

A Mile in Our Boots, September 21-24, 2023 is a three-day weekend training for clinicians who serve the first responder community. The weekend will be full of interactive education – including wearing gear, hearing mayday tones, and more of the sensory aspects of public safety – that will allow our clinicians a realistic glimpse into the world of a first responder. Clinicians will be grouped into “squads” (teams) and will be participating in different activities that offer unique experiences through experiential learning. The clinician will be challenged while creating new memories and experiences that will be able to be utilized in their practice to best serve public servants.

The purpose of this academy is for the clinicians to:

Acquire an enhanced understanding of mental and physical stresses that face our first responders through participating in interactive sessions with first responders themselves

Develop awareness of challenges outside the job – such as family – that can directly impact the responder

Utilize knowledge gained to help enhance future sessions with first responder clients through new perspectives gained from the academy

Cost will be posted soon. Cost to include full conference and all meals; partial registrations are not permitted. Lodging is not included and is the sole responsibility of the participant. Accommodation recommendations will be given at the time of registration.

For more information or questions, contact Patti Graham, SCFAST Statewide Director.