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Copshock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Allen Kates)

Through gripping stories, extensive research and over 200 support sources, CopShock helps law enforcement officers, their families and all other trauma sufferers survive PTSD. This easy-to-read book is for active duty and retired cops, police recruits, war veterans, corrections officers, paramedics, firefighters, nurses, doctors, security guards, crime victims-anyone suffering from trauma.

About the Author:

Allen R. Kates, MFA, BCECR, is a journalist whose contact with police officers spans twenty-five years. He is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response (BCECR) by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

   
Psychological Services for Law Enforcement

From the Publisher
In 1989, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies mandated that every police authority seeking accreditation with the Commission must have access to psychological support and consultation. This timely text offers an extensive and current overview of the services psychologists can offer to law enforcement. Organized under major subject areas--assessment, intervention, consultation and training--it deals with such issues as officer recruit selection, fitness for duty evaluations, stress counseling, hostage negotiation, investigative hypnosis, psychological profiling, management consultations and much more.
 

   
Stress Management for Law Enforcement Officers

From The Publisher
Written by a psychologist and law enforcement officers, this book provides an overview of stress sources of, physiology, how much is too much? Specific stress factors in law enforcement, (hazards, supervision, testifying, post-shooting trauma, undercover assignments, women in law enforcement, cultural diversity). The book closes with chapters on controlling stress (physical and psychological techniques, developing support systems the work-family connection, modifying stress through organizational development.

   
Force under Pressure: Why Cops Live and why They Die (Blum)

Lawrence Blum describes the sources of danger, injuries, and victory to police officers in a down-to-earth, readable style. Blum’s main point is that there are missing “ingredients” in the training and socialization of police officers. In his book, these ingredients include techniques and tools to condition the officer’s decision-making and concentration during conditions of emergency; internal controls necessary to maintain the will to survive; and aids that will prevent officers being defeated by any threat. Blum offers tools to help police officers cope with unanticipated or rapidly changing encounters.

 

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