Freestate Behavioral Health Associates, LLC.
Dwight Polk, LCSW-C, is the owner of Freestate Behavioral Health Associates in Baltimore, where he specializes in trauma counseling for first responders and with a military background. He specializes in clients with occupational or life trauma such as sexual assault, violent death, unresolved grief, and PTSD.
Dwight is the retired Paramedic Program Director and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at UMBC in Baltimore. He has a Master's Degree in Occupational Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Crisis Counselor for the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Maryland Natural Resources Police CISM teams.
Dwight is a national speaker on the EMS lecture circuit, specializing in the psychosocial aspects of EMS care. His over 40 years in EMS and as a paramedic have given him amazing opportunities to share with you today. He is the co-author of two textbooks by Jones & Bartlett - “Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies and Crisis Response” and “Law Enforcement Responder: Principles of Emergency Medicine, Rescue, and Force Protection.” Dwight has also written for JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), publishing several articles on mental disorders.