Articles about Police Stress and
stress in law enforcement professions
Hal Brown, LICSW,
counseling and in-person therapy from Hal Brown, LICSW
Gene Sanders, Ph.D.,
Associate Editor (Bio)
therapy with Gene Sanders, Ph.D.
(unless otherwise noted, articles are written by and © by Hal Brown 1998-2002)
to Police Stress
Correspondence: We've heard from Joyce
Boaz, Executive Director of the
Gift From Within
web site and Beverly Andersen, Ph.D., who is the Clinical Director of the
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program, that the
song Heroes Unsung will be played in Washington during
Police Week in May, 2003. You can hear the song, and also read an
excellent article (The Echoes of Violence in The Police Family) by Dr.
Some words for police
officers who were on the front lines of terror, editorial by Hal Brown,
The following article was
published on the
Website. It presents methods of psychological first aid, self care, finding
assistance, and talking to children about what happened.
Terrorism: September 11, 200: Trauma, Grief, and Recovery by Kathleen
Symptoms and treatment of
- Am I stressed
- Why police officers have so much trouble
getting psychological support, by Gene Sanders, PhD
attacks - what they are and how to cope and why police officers
find having panic disorder so embarrassing.
and how it effects the officer and the family.
- Updated 4/10/02 :
Recognizing and treating depression
- The Tragic Outcome of Police Stress: Police
- Police officers who commit suicide
and the loved ones they leave behind by Cheryl Rehl Hahn
- A stress
disorder syndrome caused by long term "stuffing" of
Deprivation and Creative Napping
stress therapist links and how to locate and evaluate police stress
Trauma Response Profile:
Beverly J. Anderson, Ph.D., B.C.E.T.S.
by Joseph S. Volpe, Ph.D., F.A.A.E.T.S.
Director, Professional Development
Editor, Trauma Response®
Incident Stress Debriefing: Use it or Lose it.
policies and procedures for statewide CISD and CISM teams:
submitted with comments by Renee B. Meador, Team leader, W. Virginia
CISM / CISD Team
The Politics of
- Declaring war on your bosses: how
to cope when the job betrays you.
- My Chief is driving me crazy
- Obstacles to seeking therapy: The
- Doing the right thing and being treated
"wrong": when officers don't receive the best psychiatric
- What's in a Name: Is "Corrections"
- Why In-house police stress counselors and
corrections stress officers need to be independent.
- How to cope with police bashers
- Arresting a fellow officer,
by Gene Sanders, Ph.D.
- What should I do if I stop another officer
for drunk driving?
- Good officers gone bad: PTSD Issues
for Police Officers, by Gene Sanders, Ph.D.
- Men's Health: "Take it like
a man - where the sun don't shine"
Police stress and various
aspects of "the job"
Undercover officers at the Honolulu Police Department, by Pam Fitzgerald,
Manual: Crisis Intervention Plan for Police Department and Undercover Law
Enforcement Personnel, by Pam Fitzgerald, MSCP, MSCJA
- The Sergeant's
Stress in Middle Management
Officers: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs.
by cop (or officer assisted suicide)
- Grieving Behind the
Badge: Emotional Support for Line of Duty Death Survivors
by Peggy Sweeney Rainone
- Why do police officers have such an
outlandish rate of marital and domestic failures and calamity?
Chief Chuck Pratt, Ret. (click here for his website)
- The Issue of Privilege v. Confidentiality
in Counseling with Law Enforcement Officers By Dawn-Elise
Snipes, MHS, CRC, NCC and Charles Snipes, Certified Law Enforcement
- "The key
to a happy police family is a happy police marriage: but what
happens when your police husband needs to change?"
- Some thoughts on racism
and how it can effect doing the job
- What happens
when the rivalry between departments becomes hostile?
- Police and
EMS Dispatchers have Police Stress too..
go, we go..."Telecommunicators (Dispatchers) and Police
Renee B. Meador, CISM Team Leader, Western Va CISM Team, Roanoke, Va.
Link to Detroit News article on dispatchers
- The Massachusetts heart law which assumes
police stress related disability if an officer must retire due
to a heart condition
Control 3, Mary 1 Foot
Pursuit: Surviving and having success in a foot pursuit
comes down to defensive tactics and physical fitness
Jason Harney, Las Vegas Police Dept.
- Review of
"CopShock - Surviving
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (PTSD), by Allen R. Kates
- Review of "Police Stress Management" by Wayne D. Ford,
- Review of "I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to
Know" by Ellen Kirschman, Ph.D.
- Stressline Editors Brown and
Sanders were interviewed in the February issue of Massachusetts Psychologist on the
between psychologists and law enforcement