1st Edition

Behind the Badge A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers

    318 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume is the logical follow-up to the military treatment handbook: Living and Surviving in Harm’s Way. Sharon Freeman Clevenger, Laurence Miller, Bret Moore, and Arthur Freeman return with this dynamic handbook ideal for law enforcement agencies interested in the psychological health of their officers. Contributors include law enforcement officers with diverse experiences, making this handbook accessible to readers from law enforcement backgrounds. This authoritative, comprehensive, and critical volume on the psychological aspects of police work is a must for anyone affiliated with law enforcement.

    Foreword A.T. Beck PART ONE: Understanding the Law Enforcement Officer 1. Introduction S.F. Clevenger 2. The Law Enforcement Officer S.F. Clevenger 3. Assessment and Evaluation: Collecting the Requisite Building Blocks for Treatment Planning S.F. Curran 4. Of Mind and Body: Health Consequences of Stress and Trauma on Police Officers J. Violanti 5. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: What is the State of the Science? B. Burque, M.M. Baker, V.V. Hasselt, J. Couwels 6. Law Enforcement officers Engaging with Military Members in the Community K.C. Kalmbach 7. Special Issues with Military Law Enforcement Officers D. Wilson, J. Price, B. Burque 8. Correctional Officer Stress A. Brockman, B. Burque, V.V Hasselt, M.M. Baker PART TWO: Special Topics for Law Enforcement Officers 9. Police Officers in the Legal System L.Miller 10. Special Units Policing: Hostage Negotiation, Undercover and Sex Crimes L. Miller 11. Polices Officer Stress: Syndromes and Strategies for Intervention L. Miller 12. Managing Mentally Ill Individuals L. Miller 13. Fatal Crash Investigation: First Responder Issues R.T. Codd, III 14. Post-Traumatic Growth in Police Officers: Guidelines for Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth S. Joseph, D. Murphy, S. Regal 15. The Law Enforcement Chaplain: Grief, Honor, Loss and Compassion C. Heiny, R. Douglas


    Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger, MS, MSN, APRN-BC, PMHCNS-BC, is the CEO and Founder of the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Indiana/Purdue Universities. She is certified as a Diplomate, Fellow, and Trainer by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

    Laurence Miller, PhD, PA, is an Adjunct Professor at Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College. He is a clinical and forensic police psychologist for the West Palm Beach Police Department, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, and Troop L of the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 2008, Dr. Moore left active duty service in the U.S. Army, where he served as a captain and clinical psychologist with the 85th Combat Stress Control unit based in Fort Hood, Texas.

    Arthur Freeman, EdD, ABPP, ACT, is Professor and Executive Director of Clinical Psychology in Behavioral Medicine at Midwestern University. He is Past-President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

    "This is an essential read for anyone interested in working with or wishing to understand the police culture. The nature of police work requires much and can be tremendously impactful on personalities – both individually and collectively. Needing help or not, police officers don’t leave their culture very far or very often. And, if they do, they remain a cautious and vigilant group. The authors have provided a most excellent resource for anyone who intends to be at ease in and among the pride." -- Paul Whitesell, PhD, Former Superintendent, Indiana State Police Department, Board Certified (Diplomate) Forensic Examiner for the American College of Forensic Examiners; Police Psychotherapist

    "This is an absolutely essential book for anyone who provides mental health care to law enforcement personnel. It is also a great resource for law enforcement leaders, officers, and family members who want to understand mental health issues and psychological treatment in the law enforcement community. This is the single best resource available in this critical field of study, bringing in some of the greatest minds in our nation, along with important lessons and experts from over a decade of war, to assist in healing wounds the pain that are "behind the badge." --Dave Grossman, Lt. Col., USA (retired); Author of On Killing and On Combat

    "This is a must-read book for anyone who works with police personnel and their families. It is informative, practical, and challenging. This volume will be useful to clinicians who work will all types of stressed populations." --Donald Meichenbaum, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Canada; Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence prevention, Miami, Florida