CopShock: Second Edition
Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

by Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR

 Police and Military Training Seminars
by Allen Kates


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.

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, 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, the Arizona Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Arizona Department of Corrections, among others.

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

If you would like Allen to conduct a training seminar or be part of your training program, please click here to contact him. As he is often booked up months in advance, please give him lots of advance notice.

Please note that he no longer appears as an expert witness in court cases.

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.

Surviving and Thriving After a Critical Incident and PTSD

Author of CopShock, Allen R. Kates, will speak about police PTSD and resiliency at the Women Leaders in Law Enforcement Training Symposium November 5-7, 2017, in Monterey, California. The conference is presented by the California Police Chiefs Association.

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