Front Line Behavioral Health
Dr. Marc Kruse is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Texas and is the Vice President of Research and Development for Front Line Behavioral Health, a Veteran-owned company dedicated to protecting the behavioral health of first responders. Dr. Kruse is also the staff psychologist for the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, where he has served the men and women of these agencies since 2011. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 after succesfully completing a clinical internship at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University and the Providence, Rhode Island Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Prior to joining the City of Austin, Marc was an investigator on multiple federally-funded research projects and directed the data management division of the Central Texas VA and VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans. In addition to his work with military veterans, Dr. Kruse has been involved in clinical research projects with firefighters and first-responders from Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fairfax, New York, Providence, and Toronto.
The majority of Dr. Kruse’s clinical and research efforts are focused on working with trauma-exposed populations (firefighters, EMS providers, law enforcement officers, military veterans) with particular emphasis on the assessment and treatment of mood, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, sleep and substance use disorders. His clinical practice emphasizes the use of empirically-supported treatments. Dr. Kruse is involved with ongoing research projects with collaborators from the University of Texas at Austin, Brown University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Baylor University, and the Scott & White Healthcare Division of Research. Dr. Kruse has been an invited and featured speaker at a number of conferences and symposia related to his work addressing the behavioral health needs of first responders and he regularly provides consultation services to fire departments from across the country.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET