Victor J.R. Duphily III is a Retired Police Sergeant, Former U.S. Army Infantry and Intel Officer, and Cold War Veteran​

He is a National Certified Counselor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern CT State University.  He is focused on serving Military, Veteran, and First Responder populations along with their families and is currently working under the direct supervision of Amy Otzel, LPC.  He served his internship with the U.S Department of Veterans’ Affairs at the New Haven Vet Center and has worked previously with Wheeler Clinic’s Mobile 2nd Shift Crisis Team for the 14 cities and towns surrounding Plainville.

Victor also has earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven.  In his previous career with the Guilford CT Police Department, he served as a patrolman with additional duties as a firearms instructor, armorer, D.A.R.E. officer and Crisis Team member where he performed Observer/Sniper, Entry team, Hostage Negotiator and Specialty Weapon instruction. He retired from GPD as a patrol sergeant after 21 years of service.

Vic’s military career began as both an Infantryman and Artillery Officer with the 26th ID in the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  Following, he entered into the Active Duty U.S. Army as a Mechanized Infantry Officer (Bradley) in Germany with the 3rd ID and as an Intelligence Officer assigned to the G2 section of the 10th Mountain Division.  He completed his military service with 6 years in the IRR.

His accomplishments have been complimented by the valued relationship he shares with is wife, Denise.

In this Episode, you will learn:

  • Vic’s Background and Experience
  • Cold War Leadership with Vietnam Veteran Influence
  • Transition to Police Force
  • Similarities between First Responder Mental Health and Veteran Mental Health
  • Helping and problem solving as a Soldier, Police Officer, and Therapist
  • Resetting a baseline after trauma
  • Veterans seeing the world with a
    • Global Perspective
    • Different social perspective
    • Historical perspective
  • A counselor as translator and facilitator
  • Toxic Leadership
  • Legacy of negative thoughts

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Inner Resource Counseling

Vic on Social Media:

Inner Resource Counseling Twitter


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1 Comment

Jim Bills · May 7, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Thanks to Mr. Duphily’s continual interest in keeping me grounded and in my opinion his outstanding ability to persevere in the face of today’s overwhelming mediocrity in numerous related venues and arenas I’m happy to say I live to take my next breath. Thanks for keeping the veterans (anyone who was ever borrowed or enlisted in/by a DOD department) in the narrow beam of light.
V/r, Over 60 and a 40+ year survivor of the psycho babbles and conflicts of DOD.

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