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Bridging the GAP Training

Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health Professionals A program of the ILACP Psychological Services Committee May 2-3, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days LOCATION: Orland Park Police Department, 15100 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park

Where mental health professionals learn about law enforcement culture and unique clinical needs of the law enforcement community and law enforcement learns strategies and tactics to be proactive with their departments' mental health needs and how mental health professionals can support these efforts.

$139 total, includes lunch both days

12 C.E.’s: The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago will provide 12 CE's for completion of the two-day seminar for L.C.P., L.C.P.C., L.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Licensed clinical psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). MHP's must attend both full days, sign in and out, and fill out an evaluation prior to receiving their certificate.


Who should go:

Mental Health Professionals who want to be more effective in working with law enforcement officers and learn about police culture and the psychological challenges specific to sworn officers

Chiefs and other supervisors who want to learn more about stress and trauma in law enforcement officers, including substance abuse, and what law enforcement agencies can do to help their officers

Employee Assistance Program personnel, crisis intervention workers, and peer support members.

Topics, May 2 (Day 1)

  • How to merge the gap

  • Options for ride-along and tour of police department/jail/court

  • The police as a paramilitary organization (for mental health professionals only)

  • Mitigating stress in law enforcement and first responders (for law enforcement executives only)

  • Substance abuse issues

  • Critical Incidence Stress Response (CISM)

  • Critical incident debriefing

  • Treatment strategies

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE: Go to and scroll to the item about this workshop. It will take you to the Registration page.

Building relationships with MHP’s and/or Employee Assistance Programs

Topics, May 3 (Day 2)

  • Substance abuse issues and law enforcement

  • Assessment of officers

  • Psychological testing for law enforcement officers

  • Pre-employment evaluation and Fitness for Duty Evaluations

  • Guidelines from the International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • Prevention strategies and mental health wellness

  • CIT programs, peer support, and how MHP can become involved

  • Legal issues (stress leave, FFDE, HIPPA, and more)


  • Dr. Thomas Campion, Psy.D.

  • Dr. Olivia Johnson, Ed.D.

  • Dr. K.R. Juzwin, Psy.D.

  • Dr. Robin Kroll, Psy.D.

  • William Kushner, Chief of Police

  • Tim O’Neil, J.D.

  • Dr. Carrie Steiner, Psy.D.

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