- Emergency Services
- Traumatic Event Liaison
Dr. Darrell Mishler holds
a B.S. in Education, an M.A. in Counseling and
Biblical Studies, and a PhD in Education Foundations
and Family Studies from Oregon State University.
He is a "Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor,
Advanced Certification" with the National
Christian Counseling Association. Darrell is
a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress,
and Certified in Acute Traumatic Stress Management
(ATSM) with the American Academy of Experts
in Traumatic Stress.
For nearly 30 years, Darrell has assisted people
in crisis. Serving in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico
City and in Russia, Darrell has guided surviving
families of suicide, marriage partners divorcing
and leaving a mission field, families preparing
to live in various cross-cultural settings,
and multiple education institution and law-enforcement
personnel dealing with life-crises events.
For several years, he provided crisis intervention
as a consultant for corporate personnel experiencing
traumatic events related to personal emergencies
including, for example, co-worker deaths, corporate
down-sizing and bank robbery.
Darrell received training in Critical Incident
Stress Management for groups, and individuals
as well as suicide prevention and mitigation,
especially focusing on emergency services personnel.
Serving as Chaplain/Traumatic Events Liaison
Officer with a local Fire Department, a County
Sheriff's Office and the State Police, Darrell
has taught various practitioners the skills
to mitigate trauma while in the midst of crisis.
Emergency Dispatchers, Corrections Deputies,
State Administrators of Sheriff's Offices, Ministry
personnel, Fire Department administrative and
line personnel have all been presented ATSM,
custom-fitted to various local situations.
Combining education and experience with a focus
on the PRACTICAL, Darrell designed and developed
a Chaplain / Traumatic Event Liaison program
that has been effective and modeled for other
agencies. He enjoys presenting proven methods
of Crisis Mitigation and Management in various
settings with each presentation tailored to
the needs and opportunities of each local setting.
Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics
Law Enforcement AFTR-Fix-R
Merges the Critical Incident Stress
Debriefing concept with Acute Traumatic Stress Management
to provide Disruptive Incident Management. Corrections
and Patrol personnel learn and practice a protocol for
effectively managing deputy reactions to such Disruptive
Perils of Poverty Simulation
Allows Fire/Medic and Law Enforcement
officers an opportunity to understand the predicament
of poverty. Utilizing a hands-on, very active method,
participants learn and "experience" the difficulties
some people face in life, trapped by birth, peer pressure,
personal choices and many other factors.
Trauma Mitigation for Dispatchers
Offers an opportunity for tele-communicators
whose ears and voices ARE the «first-responders»
to almost every emergency event. Effective emergency
response depends on effective communication at the «front
end» and on through the emergency. Dispatchers
learn techniques to effectively communicate with panicked
individuals on the other end of the phone or radio.
First-Responder Stress Management
Provides the emergency worker (fire
fighters, medics and police) skills to employ when confronting
panicked patients / victims too anxious or pained to
communicate effectively. Participants will learn and
practice proven methods of drawing out and understanding
important information when seconds count.
Helps personnel at any level to assist
each other using non-threatening, yet proven-effective
methods of conversation. Everyone in the office is affected
by even the daily stresses of emergency service. This
seminar provides participants effective methods to informally
provide an authentic listening ear.
Crisis Counseling for Churches
Presents the need for understanding
and properly addressing trauma within the church context.
Participants will discuss emotional, physiological,
psychological and spiritual effects of trauma. Church
personnel will learn how properly addressing the realities
of trauma and grief can provide the church excellent
opportunities to promote personal and spiritual growth
in entire congregations.
Elements of a Chaplaincy
Gives participants, both administrative
and practitioners, opportunities to discuss and evaluate
the benefits and liabilities of emergency services chaplaincy
/ traumatic event liaison programs. The needs of the
emergency services personnel and the opportunities to
provide «the next step» in customer service
to the public can be evaluated through this presentation.
is a list of organizations with whom Dr. Mishler has
interviewed, consulted or trained:
Linn County Sheriff's Office (Albany,
Albany Fire Department (Albany, Oregon)
Linn-Benton Community College (Albany,
Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry
Chelan County Sheriff's Office (Wenatchee, Washington)
Oregon State Police (Albany, Oregon Patrol
Seminario Biblico de Londrina (Londrina,
Oregon State Sheriff's Association
The CoMission c/o OMS International (Greenwood,