CopShock: Second Edition
Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

by Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR


Author Information

Allen R. Kates, BCECR, MFAW, is a trauma expert and journalist whose contact with police officers in the United States and Canada spans more than 30 years. He is author of the book, CopShock (first and second editions): Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), praised as the definitive survival guide for PTSD sufferers.

  Often specializing in police subjects, Allen has written television documentaries,
  current affairs programs, screenplays, newspaper stories and magazine articles.

  He is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response (BCECR) by the American
  Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and has earned certificates in critical
  incident stress debriefing and management, suicide intervention, PTSD therapy,
  resiliency, crisis intervention and victimology.

Allen was trained in crisis intervention by the Pima County Attorney's Victim Witness program, and helped victims of crime cope with tragedies such as robberies, beatings, rapes and murders. In this capacity, he worked closely with police officers.

  Three weeks after 9/11, he toured the devastation of the World
  Trade Center and then gave an 8-hour seminar to Port
  Authority peer support officers about preventing and managing
  PTSD symptoms.

Allen has given seminars about PTSD, suicide, post-shooting trauma, psychological survival, and resiliency techniques for organizations such as
the Kansas Law Enforcement CIT Team, the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Janes' Police Conferences, the Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, the Spokane, WA, Police Department, the New England State Police Information Network (NESPIN), the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, the Arizona National Guard Family and Yellow Ribbon Programs, the National Guard Bureau, and the Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs, among others.

He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).

For information on his Police and Military Training Seminars, please click here.

The following video featuring Allen in a television interview may be of interest if you are considering him for your seminar, conference or training seminar.

Allen has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree (MFAW), a journalism degree, and is a professional book editor and ghostwriter who helps others succeed with their book manuscripts.

For more information about Allen's writing services, please view the following websites: for ghostwriting and editing,; for publishing and books on trauma, survival and healing,

To contact author Allen R. Kates
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Allen wrote a chapter for
Stress Management In Law Enforcement, Third Edition (2013)

Allen wrote a chapter titled "Sex Addiction in Police Officers As A Result of Stress and Trauma" for the book, Stress Management in Law Enforcement, Third Edition (2013), published by Carolina Academic Press. This 740 page publication is a remarkable compilation concerning the effects of trauma on police officers and is a must-read for every peer support officer, therapist, police trainer and police officer. It can be ordered at:

For the book's Table of Contents, please click here.

To read the complete chapter, "Sex Addiction in Police Officers as a Result of Stress and Trauma," please click here.

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