Thriving Despite Adversity, with Paul Sargent

Event Date: 

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00am

Dr. Paul Sargent discusses “A Multidisciplinary Approach to First Responder Resiliency: Thriving Despite Adversity.” Sargent deployed to Iraq in 2009 where he served as staff psychiatrist for 2nd Medical Battalion, USMC, Camp Al Taqqadum. In that position, he was the sole psychiatrist for 19,000 service members in Al Anbar province, and he created and implemented “Combat Sleep School,” a new cognitive behavioral insomnia treatment program for deployed personnel. Dr. Sargent was selected by name as the first psychiatrist assigned within Naval Special Warfare, where he oversaw the delivery of mental care for West Coast SEALs.

This event is cosponsored by the UC Santa Barbara Medical Humanities Initiative, the Santa Barbara Fire Department, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.