Webinar Ask the Expert: Treating Trauma in First Responders

This “Ask the Expert” presentation will focus in on what you, the audience member, want to know when it comes to treatment of trauma in first responders. If you are an employer, insurer, claim manager, or provider, we encourage you to join us in our discussion of this timely and important topic.


Considering some recent changes in state regulations regarding how workers’ compensation views access to treatment for first responders, it is critical to understand the current challenges that may exist in treatment access. Also, we must be aware of the current evidence on treatment efficacy and new approaches to managing trauma. Dr. Arvig and Ms. Hathaway will take their experience and knowledge and apply it to audience questions in a way that is practical, relevant, and focused not only on clinical improvement, but functional improvement.


The presenters’ discussions during the webinar will be guided by audience questions, which can be submitted prior to the webinar when you register or can be asked in real-time during the webinar.

Date and time

February 19, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Content for this webinar will be driven by audience questions.

Tyler Arvig, PsyD, LP

Associate Medical Director

About the Author: Tyler has over thirteen years of domestic and international experience in behavioral health workplace absence—including disability and worker’s compensation assessment, consultation with employers and insurers on complex claims, effective return to work strategies, program development and improvement, and supervision and training of industry professionals. He is a sought-after speaker, writer and contributor in the field of workplace behavioral health and workplace trauma recovery.

Sarah Hathaway, LMSW

Manager, Clinical Consult Center

Sarah Hathaway is a licensed social worker (LMSW) with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Michigan State University. With over a decade in social and behavioral health services, Sarah has previously worked within public school programs, the child welfare system, and mental health non-profit organizations, supporting children and adults of diverse backgrounds and abilities. She is trained in trauma-informed care and is a mentor to R3’s disruptive event management network. As the manager of the Clinical Consult Center, Sarah oversees the telephonic crisis response services delivered to impacted workers immediately following a disruptive event. She has provided support to individuals affected by events such as robberies, transportation incidents, mass shootings and natural disasters. Her philosophy for service delivery is based on the ideas that returning to work and routine are vital to one’s recovery, and occupational health is an integral part of mental health treatment.