Barbara Upham,

Barbara Upham

Barb is a retired California Highway Patrol Lieutenant with 27 years of service. Assignments included patrol, public affairs, special investigations, employee assistance, peer support and critical incident response.

Barb attended WCPR as a client in 2005 following a critical incident that nearly ended her career. Barb is trained in basic and advanced peer support, individual and group crisis intervention, and suicide intervention and prevention. Barb became involved as a peer to help others gain the tools to more effectively manage the acute and cumulative stress which are inherent in the careers of first responders.