"It was great to have someone talk with us, rather than to us. In my over 10 years of experience, I have never had any sort of class like this and I thought it was a great class!" Albuquerque Ambulance Services Training Several years ago, at the end of a psychology lecture about preventing/healing trauma, a student approached Kristin and said, "I'm a firefighter. You need to teach this to EMS providers." Instantly, a passion was ignited and Dr. Roush began to research the experiences and needs of first responders. She assessed the training and resources available to first responders and discovered a gaping hole where emotional support should be. Over two years, she refined her program, "Stress Inoculation Training for First Responders: An Innovative Approach." This training is NOT your grandmother's tired old stress management workshop. This training stems from a sophisticated look at the psychology of stress and resilience. Dr. Roush looked at what happens to the first responder who is referred to the EAP Counselor after the fact of the trauma. Then, she developed a training to help inoculate the client against being traumatized in the first place, using a balanced belief system, a six step healing process, and the practice of mindfulness/mindful self-compassion. This leading edge training was conducted for over 350 EMS staff at Albuquerque Ambulance Services. The reception was enthusiastic. It has also been presented at two state EMS conferences in New Mexico. Some of the training has been adapted for use in the EMT curriculum at Central New Mexico Community College and at the University of Texas - El Paso. This training has also been adapted for use in any industry or population group.