Curran(t) Events

“Imposter”

Every so often there is media exposure, even national coverage, of someone in the community sought for posing as a police officer. Among those in the department such news is typically met with a variety of emotions, from anger even rage, or displaced displeasure and annoyance. Where do these emotions come from?

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Paratroopers, predictability, perception, and policing

Jumping out of a moving airplane and parachuting down to a specific target is terrifying. In fact, I am not alone in this perception. Military paratroopers are among the most elite military positions. Do you think a newly admitted paratrooper-trainee is prepared to meet the psychological demands of jumping out of a moving airplane?

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Hiring a Specialist Trained in Police Psychology Is Mission-Critical to Achieving Success

Dealing with a demanding population, such as police officers, where workplace stressors are complex and legally and culturally challenging, requires an expertise that not every licensed psychologist can fill. In fact, the exact opposite is often the case: psychologists without specialized knowledge and training can actually do more harm than good when treating police officers or consulting with department related to assessment.

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Invited Presentations

Dr. Stephen Curran was invited to address several groups this past Fall 2015. These included the Maryland Police Training Commission (MPTC), Maryland Correctional Training Commission (MCTC) and the Maryland Public Safety and Policing Work Group.

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Welcome Dr. Doug Craig

Douglas Craig, Psy.D. re-located from Chicago to Maryland to join Atlantic OccuPsych on January 1, 2016. Dr. Craig received his doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

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