Sept. 21, 2022

CopShock: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Stress | S2 E38

In this episode, we’ll be speaking with trauma expert and author of the book CopShock, Allen Kates, about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how to survive it by employing resiliency techniques.


In this episode, we’ll be speaking with trauma expert and author of the book CopShock, Allen Kates, about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how to survive it by employing resiliency techniques.

CopShock is a go-to trauma and stress survival book.  This book is a great source of knowledge for anyone who is interested in learning about the different types of trauma and stress, as well as how to deal with them on the job and in your daily life.

CopShock is a comprehensive, in-depth resource for responders who have been subjected to trauma, stress, and prolonged exposure to violent incidents. The book is packed with practical tips and techniques. From the initial shock of encountering a dead body to the aftermath of a catastrophic event, CopShock gives you the tools you need to continue to serve and protect.

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Allen Kates

Trauma Expert | Author: CopShock

Allen R. Kates, BCECR, MFAW, is a trauma expert and author of the book, CopShock (first and second editions): Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), praised as the definitive survival guide for police PTSD sufferers. A&E Television produced a program based on CopShock's findings.

Allen is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response (BCECR) by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and has earned certificates in critical incident stress debriefing and management, suicide intervention, PTSD therapy, resiliency, crisis intervention and victimology.

Three weeks after 9/11, he toured the devastation of the World Trade Center and then gave an 8-hour seminar to Port Authority peer support officers about preventing and managing PTSD symptoms.

Allen has given seminars about PTSD, suicidal thinking, post-shooting trauma, psychological and emotional survival after a critical incident, and resiliency techniques for many organizations. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).