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.

CopShock: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Stress
Featuring Allen Kates, Author and Trauma Expert

  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 has received some of his training from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) in suicide intervention, trauma debriefing techniques, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms and treatment, and crisis  management.

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

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Video Interview with CopShock Author Allen R. Kates
The following video featuring Allen being interviewed by well-known police advocate, Jack Scalia, may be of interest if you are considering Allen for your seminar, conference or training workshop.


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

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

To view Proud to Serve with Allen, please click here

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


Please be sure to watch this new Police PTSD video series:

Voices of the Blue, 6-part series by Lt. Randy Sutton
Producer/Director Jason Harney

Allen Kates is featured in 4 episodes of this new Police PTSD video series:

Hosted by the CEO and Founder of The Wounded Blue Organization, Lieutenant Randy Sutton, "Voices of the Blue" features the true stories of our Law Enforcement Officers and their experiences after becoming physically and mentally injured in the line of duty. As told by the Cops themselves, the series explores the consequences of trauma incurred when the aftermath of a critical incident leaves these heroes to cope with their injuries alone, often abandoned by their agencies and sent in a downward spiral where they lose everything that matters most.

                                                               Voices of the Blue

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,

CopShock, Second Edition
$24.95 USD Each (S&H Included)


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