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About Ellen Kirschman
My 30 year career as a police psychologist is less dramatic. Never have I done some of things Dot has done in this 3 (so far) book series: breaking and entering, impersonating a public official and assault with a deadly weapon. Who knows what that woman will do when her clients are in peril?
I also write non-fiction: I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know, I Love a Fire Fighter: What the Family Needs to Know, and (with co-authors Mark Kamena and Joel Fay) Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know. I'm grateful to have been given awards by the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association for my contributions to police and public safety psychology.
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Mental health professionals, see also Counseling Cops: What Clinicians Need to Know, by Ellen Kirschman, Mark Kamena, and Joel Fay.
Grounded in clinical research, extensive experience, and deep familiarity with police culture, this book offers highly practical guidance for psychotherapists and counselors. The authors vividly depict the pressures and challenges of police work and explain the impact that line-of-duty issues can have on officers and their loved ones. Numerous concrete examples and tips show how to build rapport with cops, use a range of effective intervention strategies, and avoid common missteps and misconceptions. Approaches to working with frequently encountered clinical problems--such as substance abuse, depression, trauma, and marital conflict--are discussed in detail. A new preface in the paperback and e-book editions highlights the book's relevance in the context of current events and concerns about police-community relations.
See also Kirschman's related self-help guide I Love a Cop, Third Edition: What Police Families Need to Know, an ideal recommendation for clients and their family members.
How can fire fighter families manage the stress that comes with life in the service? How do you keep a grip on fears and worries during long hours of separation from your spouse? Where can you turn when times get tough?
With this practical, no-nonsense, yet compassionate guide, Dr. Ellen Kirschman provides the first self-help book written to address the questions and concerns of today's fire fighter families. From the effects of shift work on your marriage, to the emotional side of physical injuries and trauma, to ways to deal with job pressures and resolve conflicts at home, read on to see what you can do to help yourself, your mate, and your children navigate the highs and lows of "the best job in the world."