Yotam Dagan talks about administering psychological PPE, implementing structured peer support, and his work training first responders on operational stress management.
A former Navy SEAL commander, a certified clinical psychologist with expertise in Combat stress reaction (PTSD), and a hostage negotiator, Yotam has been for many years, on the constant move between leading soldiers on the battlefield to building their fighting capacity, developing their leadership skills and caring for their well-being. Upon completion of his military tenure, Yotam co-founded programs helping army veterans reintegrate and take leading positions in the Israeli public service and civil society. Yotam works to strengthen society and promote resiliency in the face of psychological trauma, has developed a unique resiliency training model, and is the author of the book: Operational Stress Management – An innovative training program for first responders. This model has been implemented by the US government and the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) in NJ. Yotam is the founder and CEO of Dugri Inc., a startup that builds a support network for healthcare workers. Yotam has recently published his book: “A time to kill, a time to heal – An Israeli Navy SEAL’s journey.” Yotam holds a BA in psychology, history, and philosophy and a MA in clinical psychology from the University of Haifa, Israel, and a Master’s degree in public administration at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.