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 35 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 has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy and
  Greece, living with a Greek family for over two months. Rather than taking tours,
  he immerses himself in a country's culture.

  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 Services 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 and emotional survival after a critical incident, and resiliency techniques for organizations such as the Kansas Law Enforcement CIT Team; Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS); the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA); Janes' Police Conference held in the Hague, Netherlands; 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; the Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs; the Arizona Department of Corrections; the Women Leaders In Law Enforcement Training Symposium (WLLE), the Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement Conference (RMWLE); FBI National Academy Conference, 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. The Pat McMahon Show, AZTV7.

Host Pat McMahon interviews Allen R. Kates, below


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,

Below, photo of Allen R. Kates, after being interviewed on television program, Proud To Serve with Jack Scalia

Right--Allen R. Kates, after appearing on Proud To Serve, RAD-TV, June 2019

Left--AJ Ferrio, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army.
Middle--Jack Scalia, Host and Interviewer, Proud To Serve

To contact author and speaker Allen R. Kates
please click here.

The interview is now airing in multiple venues including television, podcasts and on the Internet.

To view the program, please click here.

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