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Responder Resilience

Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here. 

Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
6:00 pm CT
6:55 pm CT
3 Following
Broadcasting Date

Guest, Sonny Provetto, MSW, LICSW

Guest Name
Sonny Provetto, MSW, LICSW
Guest Occupation
EMDR Clinician, Trauma Consultant for Emergency Responders, Retired State Trooper
Guest Biography

Salvatore (Sonny) Provetto MSW, LICSW is an EMDR clinician and a trauma consultant for police departments and emergency responders nationwide. His experiences as a police officer and emergency mental health clinician have guided his clinical practice with first responders for more than 20 years. Sonny consults on issues of stress and trauma with police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and their organizations.

He works closely with 10 Vermont police departments, fire departments, and EMS. Sonny has testified in front of the Vermont legislature as a subject matter expert on PTSD and influenced legislation making Vermont the first state to recognize PTSD as a compensable work-related injury for first responders.

Sonny is also the recipient of the EMDR advocacy award for the effective treatment and advancement of EMDR in treating first responders. He also has created a EMDR group intervention specifically for first responders which is currently being researched and used in the United States, Europe and now with the Ukrainian military.