Friday, August 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, August 3, 2019 -  9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 9:00pm - 5:00pm

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Module 1

August 2nd

Comfort Suites

11292 Business Park Cir.
Firestone, CO . 800504

Call Comfort Suites for room discount

Module 2 & 3

August 3rd and 4th

Flatrock Training Center
23600 E. 128th Ave.
Commerce City, CO . 80022

Standard Tuition: $425 + Tax  ($460.33)
Early Bird: $395 + Tax ($427.83)
Early Bird rate registration deadline 07/19/19

This price is less than $25/ hour for this innovative, powerful, specialized training!!

Returning Attendees: We appreciate your business! If you've attended past trainings of ours, you qualify for the early bird rate regardless of registration date. Please contact Mari-Anne for PROMO Code 

Refund & Cancellation Policy: 

If you are unable to attend a pre-paid  workshop, payment will be refunded less a  20% administrative fee provided the refund is  requested 10 days or  more, prior to the  workshop date. Within 10 days of the workshop date, payment may ONLY be transferred to  another course date.

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Eric Chaney, Training Coordinator

Shifting Perspectives, LLC

505-615-1588 (text or call)




 First Responder Intervention Specialist Level I

Register Now! Join us for a two and a half day training where you can earn 12 NBCC "Clock Hour" education credits and certification as a "First Responder Intervention Specialist"

This course has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

You may also submit this course to your therapy board for continuing education credit approval.


This 3 day course is being held at 2 seperate locations on the dates indicated on the left side of this page.




People in the fields of fire, law enforcement, and EMS have jobs that present positive and negative circumstances. While many helping professionals have the best of intentions to provide services for these individuals, the truth is this is a population that has specialized needs. To do an effective job in helping a first responder, comprehensive training is mission critical. These trainings not only are provided by a licensed therapist, you get continuing education credits and presentations from first responders themselves!

Training Schedule

Module 1 - August 2, 2019

1:00 – 2:00   > Training “Doing Therapy With First Responders – Why a Specialty?”  (1.0 CEU)

2:00 – 3:00  > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!" 

3:00 – 4:00  > Training “Female First Responders – Shedding Light on This Subculture”  (1.0 CEU)

4:00 – 5:00  > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!"


Module 2 - August 3, 2019

9:00 – 11:00  > Training  “Assisting The First Responder Family – The Double-edged Sword” (2.0 CEUs)

11:00 – 12:00  > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!"

12:00 – 1:00 > Lunch On Your Own

1:00 – 3:00  > Training  “Addressing PTSD, Acute Stress & The Grey In Between” (2.0 CEUs)

3:00 – 4:00 > Training   “Practicing Self-Care For The Helping Professional” (1.0 CEU)

4:00 – 5:00  > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!"


Module 3 - August 4, 2019

9:00 – 10:00  > "Suicide: The Rapidly Growing Epidemic Among First Responders" (1.0 CEUs)

10:00 – 11:00  > "Fostering Resiliency" (1.0 CEUs)

11:00 - 12:00 > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!"

12:00 – 1:00 > Lunch On Your Own

1:00 – 3:00  > Training  “Why First Responders Hesitate To Seek Help” (2.0 CEUs)

3:00 – 4:00  > Training “Energy Psychology – Treating Mind, Body, and Spirit” (1.0 CEU)

4:00 – 5:00 > "Live or Video presentations from first responders themselves!!"

TOTAL - 12 NBCC "Clock Hours"  or 12 CEUs

Learning Objectives will be discussed in class.


Mary F. Baca, CWK, CCTP, LPCC                                                                                  CEO/OWNER/Clinical Director                                                                                                            Allies for First Responders

ACEP #6964


Mary F. Baca is a Licensed Counselor in the state of New Mexico. She has maintained a thriving private practice, Odyssey Counseling, for 29 years, employing several therapists, and a holistic practice, Resilience Integrative Services as well as Shifting Perspectives Specialized Training Institute and Allies for First Responders. Included in Mary’s repertoire of specialty areas are PTSD, acute stress, depression, anxiety, and grief. She is trained in EMDR, a powerful modality she's used for 19 years, in addition to CBT, guided visualization, EFT, Wholistic Kinesiology, Reiki, and more.

Mary began working with first responders 25 years ago having been married to a police officer for 14 years and having friends and family in law enforcement, she quickly became passionate about helping this population and their families. Mary has been a professional trainer for over 20 years and is a licensed continuing education provider through the NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and nationally through the National Board of Counselors (NBCC). Through her trainings she educates the public and workplace environments on a myriad of topics. Included BUT not limited to is raising awareness about the mental, physical, and emotional occupational hazards involved in the fields of law enforcement, fire, EMS, dispatch/911 operators, corrections, medical investigators, victims advocates, and medical professionals. Mary has created numerous trainings for professionals that want to work with first responders and trauma-based career professionals. For several years Mary has conducted these trainings all over the state. She has provided trainings for NM Office of the Medical Investigator, NM District Attorney’s Office, NM Attorney General’s Office and several private companies including to the public through her business “Shifting Perspectives Specialized Training Institute. Mary has a first responder training team she feels is a powerful collaboration in delivering several of these trainings. Mary started a non-profit organization called “Behind The Badge NM" in 2016 which has a peer support team, annual fundraisers, and assists first responders with paying for counseling and ancillary and wellness services like therapeutic massage, meditation and reiki.


"Amazing Training!!! Mary and her staff are passionate about helping our First Responders. Their knowledge and experience and the way they share it, will have you feeling their passion as well"... DJ
"Excellent Training, very comprehensive and thought the testimonies from the First Responders themselves was especially poignant and significant. Thank you so much for putting a face with the badges - and for offering such an incredible training!" ... KL
"This was the most informative and relevant, trauma-focused course I've ever taken. The experimental/interactive aspects of the program helped to solidify a true understanding of the needs First Responders and their families have for professional support." ... CD


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This 3 day course is being held at 2 seperate locations on the dates indicated on the left side of this page.