Critical Incident Stress: Will the Event Define You or You the Event

August 11, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Gary Bell

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Critical Incident Stress is trauma that is so overpowering it is beyond our ability to cope. We have nothing that has prepared us to face its aftermath. Critical incidents can be come from conflict, abuse, war, natural disasters, man made disasters, death, witnessing trauma, near death, threats, extreme fear and the list goes on. The aftermath is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder if not treated immediately. Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod and I will explore the complex world of treating during, after and beyond the Critical Incidents. Dr. Nancy Bohl-Penrod and I have worked together for more than ten years on hundreds of incidents. She is a pioneer in the field of trauma and one of the highest sought after experts on Critical Incident Impact in the world. This is a show for the ages. Make sure to tune in and learn how to change a PTSD life back to reclaiming our lives.

Dr. Gary Bell's Absurd Psychology

Dr. Gary Bell's Absurd Psychology

Friday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Not for the faint of heart or sensitive spirit, Dr. Gary Bell's Absurd Psychology is about helping our lives in the insane world we exist today. It is a sarcastic, smart and witty view of the lives we cope with, including straight answers, real information and new perspectives to bring LIFE back to our existence. Dr. Bell brings deep insight, common sense and weaves general knowledge of how the brain is operating under various circumstances. Dr. Bell challenges us all to OWN our lives. How do we become change in an ever changing world? If anything, you might sound smarter to your friends. Everyone is an armchair therapist, but now you will know enough to be dangerous. No whining or caterwauling allowed! This is a search for essence, passion and meaning as we exist surrounded by mediocrity, insecurity and insignificance. Take your medication and listen. You might learn something.

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Dr. Gary Bell

Dr. Gary Bell

Dr. Gary E. Bell, Ed.D, L.M.F.T. has a private counseling psychology practice in Corona, California where he works with people of all ages and life situations. He has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2004. Additionally, Dr. Bell teaches at various cities and academies to police, fire, and city employees regarding psychology, crisis work and motivation. He has conducted over 15,000 hours of therapy and crisis work. Dr. Bell is also a certified Mediator including his work for the Family Courts. He responds to Police, Fire and Community crisis intervention 24/7 on-call (i.e., suicide, fire, bank robberies, shootings, major traumatic events, etc.) as a Deputy of Psychology with the Counseling Team International. He is on-call for national and international crisis (i.e. flooding, terrorism, major catastrophes, cruise ship disasters, etc.). Dr. Bell is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor and contributes to Women’s First magazine for the Marriage S.O.S. section. He works quickly and efficiently to effectively help all his clients.

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