News from the European Association of Firefighter Psychologists

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la campagne d'adhésion 2022 est ouverte !!

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The 2020-2021 DU program and calendar is online!

The objective of the teaching program of this University Diploma aims, from an approach in cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT), to better understand the impact and the importance of the emergency care of the victims, but also of the victims. professionals faced with situations with high traumatic potential. It also aims to better understand the tools / methods for individualized or collective support in the immediate, post immediate and long term.

After a general presentation of current knowledge and recommendations, it will be discussed through interactive workshops : differential diagnosis, the different intervention methods and psychotherapeutic care.

This program is carried out in collaboration with the AEPSP (European Association of Firefighter Psychology) (Sylvain GOUJARD) and the Laboratory of Psychology and Neuro-Cognition of the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (Professor Martine Bouvard).

L'AEPSP adresse ses remerciements à tous les sapeurs-pompiers, volontaires et professionnels, aux personnels administratifs, techniques et spécialisés, aux ambulanciers, aux forces de l'ordre,  à tous les personnels de sécurité et protection civile, qui se mobilisent chaque jour en Europe pour aider la population à faire face à cette épidémie.


Merci pour votre courage et votre dévouement


Tous les psychologues et membres des Unités de Secours Psychologiques sont à vos côtés et se mobilisent pour vous soutenir.

The EAFRP/AEPSP would like to thank all the firefighters, volunteers and professionals, administrative, technical and specialized personnel, paramedics, police, all security and civil protection personnel, who mobilize every day in Europe to help people cope with this epidemic.
Thank you for your courage and dedication
All psychologists and members of the units for psychological support are by your side and mobilized to support you.
De Europese Vereniging voor Brandweer- en Reddingspsychologie dankt uitdrukkelijk alle brandweerlui, vrijwilligers en beroepsmensen, administratief, technisch en gespecialiseerd personeel, politiepersoneel, die hun krachten bundelen in de strijd tegen het Coronavirus en die mensen in nood blijven helpen.
Dank jullie allen voor jullie moed en toewijding.
Alle psychologen en leden van de psychologische steuneenheden staan aan uw zijde en zijn gemobiliseerd om jullie te ondersteunen.




A new team has been formed to administer the AEPSP over the period 2020-2023:

Laurence AUVERT, President

Jean-François GILLARD, 1st vice-president

Pau PASCUAL RIBES, 2d vice-president

Marie-Laure SOUCARRE, treasurer

Alain ZANGER, secretary

Catherine HINTZY, Assistant Secretary

Valérie VERLINE, auditor

Erik DE SOIR, administrator, honorary president

Stéphanie TOME, administrator

Baptiste ALLEAUME, administrator

Sylvain GOUJARD, administrator

Absent from the photo: Baptiste Alleaume, Erik de Soir


During the 35th congress of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies held in Boston, from November 14th to 16th, 2019, researchers and students from the Montreal Center for Trauma Studies presented several studies, including that of Stéphane Guay and Steve Geoffrion concluding that 33.8% of firefighters are likely to suffer from at least one of the three types of post-traumatic stress injury





Each year, the firefighters carry out nearly 4.5 million interventions on French territory. 3.5 million victims were cared for in 2015. Among them, often, children, direct, indirect victims or witnesses of difficult and shocking scenes. For firefighters, taking care of a child, physically or not injured, crying, agitated, prostrate, anxious ... is one of the most difficult interventions to carry out.

Approaching a minor is not easy as his level of understanding of the situation, his possible pain, his anxiety, his difficulties in expressing himself can complicate the realization of a balance sheet or even gestures of first aid for the firefighters. To fight anxiety and painful care, many pediatric hospital departments now use mediators such as dolls or stuffed animals.

This is the part that the FNSPF took to facilitate the operational activity of the firemen. Equip each ambulance with a soft toy - named Pompy® - a real communication tool to create and facilitate the bond with children living in difficult situations. During the intervention, Pompy® could thus be used as a cuddly toy, identifying support, distraction object, information mediator ... In this context, the AEPSP was commissioned to develop a scientific argument aimed at putting in place before the advantages of this medium and the interest of its use for firemen but also for children and their parents.

The objective here is to present to you, in broad outline, the Pompy® operation, and more specifically the educational kit created containing in particular the scientific argument as well as a specific survey intended to provide information on the conditions of use of the cuddy toy. Speakers : Stéphanie DELBAERE: Clinical psychologist, member of board of directors of AEPSP. Marie SPRATLEY: Pompy® Operation Manager.

Retrouvez-le en image : l'Opération Pompy®


L'association AEPSP

Notre association est un réseau scientifique international.

Elle a pour vocation la mutualisation des savoirs en matière de psychologie appliquée aux services d'incendie et de secours.


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