Firefighters often experience post-traumatic injury (PTSI) and sleep problems that can impair your functioning at work …and at home. However, typically effective treatment is usually delivered once per week over multiple months, which doesn’t fit easily into firefighter work and training schedules.


Treating insomnia and nightmares can improve outcomes for the treatment of PTSI. Treating these problems in an intensive format would help firefighters get a full dose of treatment.


Dr Sara Jahnke and her team are recruiting firefighters to participate in a pilot study evaluating a unique 4-day treatment workshop to address symptoms of PTSI, insomnia, and nightmares. 
In a small pilot study, this treatment was recently found to be helpful for active-duty military personnel. If you participate in this study, you will be asked to attend a 4-day treatment workshop (4 consecutive 4-hour days scheduled during the work week) with therapists and up to 3 other firefighter participants. Firefighters from the same department will not be enrolled in the same intervention group.

If you are interested in participating or would like some more information, you can sign up here: 
or contact their project manager, Carrie Sutherland, at [email protected]
They will reach out to you to answer your questions and see if this study is a good fit. If the study seems like a good fit, you will be asked to complete an assessment (interview and questionnaires) to see if you are eligible for the study. Participation is voluntary and confidential. No individually identifiable results will be shared. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions! 

PI: Dr. Sara Jahnke ([email protected]); 
Dr. Carmen McLean ([email protected])
Project Manager: Carrie Sutherland ([email protected])