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A Cop Doc's Guide to Public Safety Complex Trauma Syndrome

Using Five Police Personality Styles, 1st Edition

By Daniel Rudofossi, Dale A Lund


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"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.

Table of Contents

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


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


A Primer on Police Personality Styles as Adaptation to Complex Trauma


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


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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health