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Dealing with the Aftermath of Tragedy, a Parkland Response Training: Webinar Replay

An Interview with Dr. Michael Alicea and Dr. Tyon Hall

(Audio Only)


The mass shooting that have terrorized America have led to a new focus on how to survive them. The existing literature review and clinical material on active-shooter happenings, as well as other mass fatality incidents, reveals the many psychological challenges arise when a person is suddenly and without notice, finds themselves in the midst of a life threatening scenario that quickly becomes terrifying. In general, few individuals have ever experienced anything like this. For some survivors. their psychological and psychological trauma continues for months or even years. as if the painful events were still present. Dr. Hall was present in the terrible aftermath of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando to assist family members as a First Responder Mental Health Professional. Dr. Michael Alicea is a retired police officer with over thirty­ two years of experience dealing with Hostage Negotiations and active shooter situations.


Dr. Michael Alicea, Ed.D., MSW, MS is CEO/Counseling Network, Inc. Consultant/Researcher, Coral Gables, Florida, who is an Adjunct Professor at an accredited Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Social Work programs for two regionally acclaimed universities in the South Florida area, as well as an Adjunct Professor for one of the largest colleges in the United States. He has presented at local, state and national conferences on topics related to diversity in marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, PTSD, suicide awareness and prevention and has authored and published multiple articles in professional peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Tyon Hall, Ph.D., LMFT is President of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She works as Director for The Veterans Center in Orlando for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Hall works in her role for the Vet Center in Orlando providing crisis treatment for survivors and families for days at the site of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando following the terrible shooting in 2016.


Original Webinar Date: February 16, 2018, 2pm -3pm ET