Bridging the Gap
Between Law Enforcement 
and Mental Health Professionals

A program of the ILACP Officer Wellness Committee
May 24-25, 2018 –
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days

LOCATION: Skokie Police Department, 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, Illinois 

 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.).   MHPs 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 24 (Day 1)

  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • MHP-Options for ride-along and tour of police department/jail/court
  • Developing Peer Support
  • Wellness for New Hires
  • Substance abuse issues & Police Suicide
  • Psychological First Aid

 Topics, May 25 (Day 2)

  • Stress reduction:  Brain Body Connection
  • Mindfulness
  • Diversity Hiring
  • Guidelines from the International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Prevention strategies and mental health wellness
  • EMDR & Exposure Therapy


  • Dr. Thomas Campion, Psy.D.
  • Robert Casale, M.S.
  • Sgt. Crowley, CIT Coordinator
  • Daniel De Gryse, B.A., CADC
  • Dr. K.R. Juzwin, Psy. D.
  • Eric Guenther, Chief of Police
  • Joe Panico, Senior Associate/Trainer
  • Lisa Primm, Ms. Ed, CADC
  • Dr. Carrie Steiner, Psy.D.

 If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to Carmen Kent at 217-523-3765 or via email at  

CANCELLATION POLICY: You can get a full refund of your registration by notifying us via email at Your refund will come by check and may be subject to a cancellation fee if paid with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express). However, you must notify us no later than 72 hours before your event is set to begin. No refunds will be given after the event or if you fail to cancel 72 hours before your event is set to begin.