1st Edition

A Cop Doc's Guide to Public Safety Complex Trauma Syndrome Using Five Police Personality Styles

By Daniel Rudofossi, Dale Lund Copyright 2009
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    278 Pages
    by Routledge

    "Cop Doc's Guide to Public Safety Complex Trauma Syndrome" is written in response to the need for an advanced, specialized guide for clinicians to operationally define, understand, and responsibly treat complex post-traumatic stress and grief syndromes in the context of the unique varieties of police personality styles. The book continues where Rudofossi's first book, "Working with Traumatized Police Officer Patients", left off. Theory is wed to practice and practice to effective interventions with police officer-patients. The 'how' and 'why' of a clinician's approach is made highly effective by understanding the distinct personality styles of officer-patients. Rudofossi's theoretical approach segues into difficult examples that highlight each officer-patient's eco-ethological field experience of loss in trauma, with a focus on enhancing resilience and motivation to - otherwise left disenfranchised. Thus, this original work expands the ecological-ethological existential analysis of complex PTSD into the context of personality styles, with an emphasis on resilience - without ignoring the pathological aspects of loss that often envelop officer-patient trauma syndromes.

    Foreword by Dr. Allan W. Benner

    Preface by Dr. Ken Doka


    Engaging Public Safety Officers Suffering from Police Complex PTSD Syndromes: An Ecological-Ethological—Existential Analysis of the Five Police Personality Styles

    PART I  Foundations: Theory of Police and Public-Safety Complex PTSD

     CHAPTER 1
    Police and Public-Safety Complex PTSD (PPS-CPTSD): Toward an Integration of the Five Hubs of Loss

    PART II Emerging from PPS-CPTSD: Unmasking Five Police Personalities

     CHAPTER 2
    A Primer on Police Personality Styles as Adaptation to Complex Trauma

     CHAPTER 3
    Toward Achieving an Effective Eco-Ethological–Existential Analysis with the Five Varieties of Public Safety Personality Styles

    PART III Eco-Ethological–Existential Analytic Therapy on the Front Line

     CHAPTER 4 Provoking Motivation through the Field of Despair in the Multiangular Polychromatic Lens of Dissociation via Eight Officer-Patients’ Odysseys


    Epilogue: Toward an Antidote to Terrorism: An Eco-Ethological– Existential Analysis



    Daniel Rudofossi, Dale Lund