Fit for Duty Training Manual
by Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.
Are You Built to Manage the Challenges of Public Safety?
Public Safety occupations (law enforcement, fire/EMS, military) place their personnel in situations that require superior mental, social, emotional and moral resilience. Constant exposure to life’s unfairness and trauma can have long-term negative effects on a person’s well being.
The well-documented (sometimes hidden) incidences of substance abuse, divorce, losing self-control and suicide in public safety work needs to be addressed proactively and not just reactively.
The goal of the Fit for Duty training is to provide personnel in public safety roles technical abilities that increase their mental, emotional, social and moral resilience. It is a “how to” course that promotes actual skills that can increase self-control and resilience. The purpose of the Fit for Duty Training Manual is to operationalize (put into practice) many of the concepts discussed in the training by Stephen J. Sampson.
About the Author
Dr. Steve Sampson has been teaching social intelligence, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills for over 40 years. He brings both academic knowledge and practical experience to his seminars. As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991.