Workshops & Training

MMA’s Navigating Stress & Adapting to Change Webinar sponsored by Maine Municipal Association – 6/4/20

Location: Remote Access – Live Webinar via ZOOM
Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm
Cost:  Complimentary for MMA Members
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel, Clinical Coordinator, University of New England Counseling Center

Course Information:

The entire world is currently faced with the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. At this point in our lives it is absolutely normal and typical for our worry, anxiety, stress and even changes in our moods to occur and even increase. We are unable to control what we once thought to be controllable. This short program will review what happened and continues to happen to our brains and bodies given this abnormal and a-typical situation. Strategies to navigate these turbulent times will be provided to assist in maintaining your health.


*Please note that this webinar has a live participant capacity of 500 people. However, this training will be recorded and available on demand for MMA members following the event.


*Registration for this webinar will close promptly at 9:00am on Wednesday, June 3rd. Registrants will receive their Zoom registration, including meeting details and the link to access the webinar, after the registration period closes.


Presenter Bio:

Dr. Laurie Cyr-Martel - As clinical coordinator of UNE counseling center in Portland, Dr. Cyr–Martel brings over thirty-five years of experience in the field of emergency services and mental health Dr. Cyr-Martel has consulted with and for emergency service systems throughout the United States including San Francisco Police Department, Anchorage Alaska emergency services, Tuscaloosa Police Department and agencies throughout New England. Laurie also serves as adjunct faculty for the Social and Behavioral Science Program at the University of Southern Maine (USM). She is currently licensed in the state of Maine as a Professional Counselor and completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Health and Integrated Care at Arizona State University. Her background also includes a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Bachelors in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associates in Fire Technology, and past Paramedic Licensure in California and Maine. Dr. Cyr-Martel has also received training as a reserve police officer and has attended the State of Maine Criminal Justice Reserve Academy. She worked with the Lewiston Police Department for several years as their forensic behaviorist and currently serves as their Clinical Director and consultant for their critical incident team and their negotiators. Laurie is a member and national trainer for International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and has served on the Central Maine Critical Incident Debriefing Team for over twenty-eight years. Laurie is a member of the New England Crisis Negotiators Association, the American Mental Health Counselor Association, and the Maine Mental Health Counselor Association where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.




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