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Police Psychology: Divorce Part 3

Police Psychology:  Divorce Part 3 by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D.  ABPP   “At first I was afraid, I was petrified.  Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.” So starts the 70’s anthem song about the breakup.  Gloria Gaynor in 1978 found silver, gold and platinum, and became the singer of the […]

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Police Psychology | Apocalypse or Utopia: You Decide

Police Psychology | Apocalypse or Utopia:  You Decide by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D.  ABPP   I have learned a lot in my sixty years about the intricacies of the human mind.  I have learned about intelligence, about federal politics and the criminal mind.  I have learned a lot about women, and especially when to keep […]

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Police Psychology: New Year’s Resolutions

Police Psychology:  New Year’s Resolutions by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D.  ABPP   I asked my intern what her New Year’s Resolutions were and she said she wanted to go to the gym more often, graduate college and get a job. She also wanted to make her room less messy. I want to be able to […]

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Police Psychology | Police Divorce Part 2: Hate to Admit

Police Psychology | Police Divorce Part 2:  Hate to Admit by Dr. Gary S. Aumiller When I was in my late 20’s and just married, I asked a friend of ours (who was really old, a few years short of 40) what was it like to be divorced?  Does it feel different?!  He had an […]

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Police Psychology | Police Divorce Part 1: Shutting Down the Blame Game

Police Psychology | Police Divorce Part 1: Shutting Down the Blame Game by  Dr. Gary Aumiller, Ph.D.    ABPP The real cause of police suicide is divorce or marital problems. Internal affairs investigations are a distant second. I would venture to say when human error comes into play in car chases, and misjudgments by cops, there […]

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Police Psychology | I’m Dreaming of a RIGHT Christmas

Police Psychology | I’m Dreaming of a RIGHT Christmas   While I was building my police psychology practice when I was starting out, I used to work in a high school as a school psychologist. As part of my program I ran weekly groups for the kids where they could talk and get some advice […]

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Police Psychology | You Change Your Underwear, Don’t You

Police Psychology | You Change Your Underwear, Don’t You   Police psychology is about change (and police stress is often about dealing with change). It could be changing an officer’s life, changing the behavior of a perpetrator, or choosing the officer who will go into an academy and have to deal with a lot of change. […]

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