Bio – Joddie Walker
Joddie Walker, MS, RP,CTS, D.A.A.E.T.S., Registered Psychotherapist
oddie holds a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and is a Certified Trauma Specialist with ATSS and National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Traumatic Stress and is a National (USA) Credentialed Advanced Advocate. In Joddie’s private practice, she specializes in first responders, their family members as well as civilians with PTSD, anxiety or depression. Joddie has 25 years of experience working directly with crime victims in various program settings. She has been trained in three models for debriefing, each for a specific audience: first responders, children or community members. She aided first responders as part of two critical incident stress teams.
Her direct experience includes volunteerism with two Peer Teams, one in Canada and the other in the USA. Joddie’s response with CISM also included responding to survivors of September 11th terrorist attack on two occasions and two populations: survivors of the South Tower and New York City Police Department. Joddie’s technical support and teaching includes conducting trainings throughout the USA and Canada on topics such as victimology issues and sexual offenders. Joddie has taught for the National Fallen Fire Fighter Foundation (USA) on death notification, trauma, grief and loss. She has also developed a peer/mental health led curriculum for first responders of child abuse on secondary traumatic stress. Her mission: to restore hope and healing to those whose job it is to bring hope to others.