FOX 35 Explores UCF RESTORES’ PTSD Treatment & Clinical Trials

November 18, 2021
FOX 35 Orlando’s Nestor Mato sat down with UCF RESTORES Executive Director Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., ABPP, for a deep-dive into the program’s approach to PTSD treatment, including the use of virtual reality (VR) in evidence-based exposure therapy. The story also covers our team’s currently active clinical trials, through which we’re testing the effectiveness of our […]
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Good Morning America: UCF RESTORES & First Responder Mental Health

August 18, 2021
UCF RESTORES was featured on Good Morning America’s third hour, highlighting our team’s commitment to providing support for those in need, especially our first responders, in the realm of PTSD and trauma-related concerns. Our team’s deployment to Surfside – during which we provided “psychological first aid” to first responders on site – was also highlighted.
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Helping the Helpers: Supporting First Responders in Surfside

July 8, 2021
Last week, our team at UCF RESTORES® deployed to Surfside to support the first responders attending to the tragic, recent building collapse. During our time at the active site, we met with hundreds of first responders from across the state, providing as-needed “psychological first aid” for these brave and selfless heroes. We were honored to […]
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WFTV Channel 9 Features Launch of RedlineRescue.org

April 20, 2021
Last week, our team was honored to host Q McCray, an award-winning reporter with WFTV Channel 9, for the launch of RedlineRescue.org – the first-of-its-kind, no-cost, fully automated peer support portal for Florida’s first responders. Thank you to the incredible reporters that help spread the word of such important advancements for the mental health and wellbeing of […]
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The Power of Peer Support | Insight for People of All Backgrounds

September 24, 2020
At UCF RESTORES®, we not only strongly believe in the power of peer support, we’ve witnessed it firsthand. Through REACT, our peer support training program, we’ve worked with thousands of first responders to help our front-line heroes learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress in others, offer peer-level support and effectively coordinate follow up […]

The Power of Peer Support | Educators in the Field Amid COVID-19

September 16, 2020
At UCF RESTORES®, we not only strongly believe in the power of peer support, we’ve witnessed it firsthand. Through REACT, our peer support training program, we’ve worked with thousands of first responders to help our front-line heroes learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress in others, offer peer-level support and effectively coordinate follow up […]


The Power of Peer Support | Front-Line Workers & Essential Personnel

September 9, 2020
At UCF RESTORES®, we not only strongly believe in the power of peer support, we’ve witnessed it firsthand. Through REACT, our peer support training program, we’ve worked with thousands of first responders to help our front-line heroes learn how to recognize signs of emotional distress in others, offer peer-level support and effectively coordinate follow up […]

UCF RESTORES Rolls Out No-Cost, Single Session Consultations for Medical Personnel Amid COVID-19

July 17, 2020
Due to the current pressure and demand placed on our medical and emergency service fields during COVID-19, UCF RESTORES is now offering no-cost, single session consultations to those individuals seeking a space to discuss the unique and ongoing stressors they are experiencing. WHO? Frontline health care workers, medical professionals and first responders impacted by COVID-19. […]

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