Dr. Dara Rampersad will present a discussion surrounding de-escalation tactics and attendees will be provided an opportunity to ask questions of one of the local leading experts in the field.
Social 1/2 Hour: 6-6:30pm
Dr. Dara Rampersad is a First Responder and Forensic psychologist who is licensed in both Arizona and Hawaii. He is certified in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) and as a CIT Coordinator, and is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), and FBI-Crisis Negotiator Teams (CNT). In addition, Dr. Rampersad is licensed as a professional counselor in Arizona and Colorado, and is nationally board certified in counseling, with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.
Dr. Rampersad owns and operates BluePaz First Responder Services, which hosts annual first responder health and wellness conferences and provides counseling, consulting, coaching, critical incident stress debriefings, and training to first responders and their departments on resiliency, stress management and other pertinent topics.
Dr. Rampersad is a founding member and first President of the Arizona CIT Association. he also serves on the CIT International and EMSHelp boards of directors, Mesa Police Department mental health advisory board, and Phoenix Fire Department paramedic training advisory board.
Dr. Rampersad works with the Peoria Police Department and Prescott Valley Police Department as a member of their peer support team and was involved as a team leader for an International Association of Chiefs of Police (ICAP) policy group; revising policies and procedures for how law enforcement assist people during a mental health crisis.
$15 for each currently paid member and his/her guests**
$25 for each unpaid member and his/her guests
** One of the many benefits of being a paid member - you will have access to events such as this one. Current paid FBIPCAAA members and their guests will receive our member rate.
* Donations may be tax deductible. All payments to the FBIPCAAA are non-refundable upon receipt.
Please note: Registration will close one day prior to event