Dr. Sheila Gillespie Roth is a professor in the Department
of Social Work at Carlow University. She
teaches courses in both the BSW and MSW programs. Her areas of expertise are Crisis
Intervention and Trauma as it pertains to public safety personnel. Dr. Roth is a licensed clinical
social worker in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has clinical training in
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in EMDR. She is the program counselor for the
Center for Emergency Medicine of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Paramedic Program).
She is a member of the Pittsburgh Critical incident Stress Management Team and
serves on their advisory board. Dr. Roth has presented and published in the areas of public
safety stress, EMS work/ family fit, social work and end of life issues, and
crisis management. More recently she has participated in research projects
exploring vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in crisis responders.
Dr. Roth has been
the recipient of awards such as: Southwestern PA NASW Social Worker of the Year,
the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Team Member Award, Celebrate
& Share Women of Achievement Award, Certificate of Appreciation given by
the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of EMS, and the Rodney Miller Safety Award in EMS
by STAT Medevac.
Crisis Intervention and Trauma, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Public Safety Stress, EMS work/family fit, Social Work, Crisis Management, and End-of-Life Issues.