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 Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WWLE) Training Symposium, 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, www.GhostwritingMaster.com; for publishing and books on trauma, survival and healing, www.HSPPublishing.com.




To contact author and speaker Allen R. Kates
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