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 ...
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.
"Following his acclaimed Working with Traumatized Police Officer-Patients, in which 'Doc' Daniel Rudofossi spelled out what we are most often treating in officer-patients, this new book takes the next step: it searches out, for perhaps the first time, the commonalities in whom we are treating. We are offered the most effective words for psychotherapy: "By understanding . . . " The author's dictum: By understanding the common features of each police officer personality, we can effectively treat that individual. Dr. Rudofossi is police officer-patient centered. While not eschewing complexities, he presents an expert guide to treating complex post-traumatic stress and grief syndromes in police officers with an evidenced-based approach. This is both health-enhancing and better policing."--(Antoon A. Leenaars, Ph.D. Author, Psychotherapy with Suicidal People: A Person-Centered Approach)
"One need not hold a Ph.D. or M.D. to appreciate the clinical sensitivity and useful insights that Dr. Rudofossi brings to this study of personality types of troubled police officers. He not only presents a classification model that is comprehensive in scope and rich in detail, but formulates a series of thoughtful treatment steps for use by experienced clinicians and novices alike."--(Professor Theodore Millon, Ph.D., D.Sc., Dean and Scientific Director Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology)
"Once again, in this sequel to his earlier book on traumatized police officers, Dr. Rudofossi has blended theoretical and practical applications of psychology and law enforcement. His approach of identifying the five varieties of public safety personality styles provides critical information for both mental health practitioners working with law enforcement personnel and law enforcement managers. This is an excellent book that should be read by all who work with, or are interested in, law enforcement officers!"--(Thomas Creelman, M.A., CEAP, Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, New York State Office of the Attorney General)
Dr. Dan Rudofossi is the real deal: street cop, sergeant, and commanding officer who patrolled "urban war zones" and effected over 200 arrests without a complaint when New York was known as the murder capital of the United States. That experience and credibility helped him, as Uniform Psychologist/Police Sergeant, NYPD, in relating to police officers and in working through assessment, crisis, and therapy with hundreds of officers. What he offers in this book is the combined result of more than a decade of experience, from street cop to licensed psychologist who conducted extensive clinical treatment and research. Dr. Rudofossi is certified in the following psychotherapies: Fellow in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute (formally, Institute of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy); Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Society; and Clinician Diplomate in Logotherapy, The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy. He is Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University and Clinical Supervisor at Yeshiva University Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He continues in his private practice to work with traumatized police officers and is on the Board of Advisors, Saybrook University Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program in Police and Public Safety. He is a recent appointee as Police Cop Doc to the New York and New Jersey Crime Clinic Detectives Association, and his recent appointment as Administrative Clinical Psychologist for the HHSG includes supervising and monitoring the US DOJ DEA EAP Nationwide.