Blue Line Virtual Symposium & Product Showcase
July 23, 2020 at
2:00pm - 2:45pm
A panel on officer wellness in 2020
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, Sgt. Beth Milliard and Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, C.Psych.
Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, C.Psych., is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Centre for Trauma Recovery & Growth in Toronto, Ont. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, operational stress injuries, depression and anxiety, and has extensive experience working with and training first responders (e.g., police, paramedics, firefighters, corrections, dispatchers) and military.
Dr. Lee serves as a clinical advisor for Boots on the Ground, a peer support telephone line for first responders across Ontario, as well as for Wounded Warriors Canada. She is a clinical advisor and board member for Toronto Beyond the Blue, an organization providing support to families of Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers. She serves on the board of directors for the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) and sits as an ex-officio board member with the Traumatic Stress section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
She regularly presents to services and at workshops and conferences on operational and organizational stressors in first responder work, as well as the importance of self-care and organizational, family, and peer support throughout the career of the first responder
Beth Milliard, PhD, has been a police officer with York Regional Police for 18 years and is currently a patrol sergeant. She is also an adjunct professor with Georgian College and Simon Fraser University. She continues to write articles and speak internationally on police wellness.
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, a former Police Captain with the Hellenic National Police in Athens, Greece, is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and has collaborated as an expert with law enforcement agencies in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has extensively presented in major scientific conferences and law enforcement events and has published books and articles on law enforcement stress, loss, compassion fatigue, moral injury, well-being, and resilience.