Praise for Non-Fiction

Praise for I Love a Cop

“Dr. Kirschman recognizes the modern challenges facing police officers and the families who love them. I Love a Cop is essential reading for anyone looking to understand the person beyond the badge.”
—David M. Corey, PhD, ABPP, police psychologist

“My wife and I have both read I Love a Cop through and through, and our home life is stronger for it. This is an essential book for anyone with a loved one on the job—anyone who needs to understand the inherent strains, quirks, and challenges of police work.”
—Sgt. Adam Plantinga, San Francisco Police Department, 16-year police veteran

“The book brings into perspective the difficulties and risks of the job and the impact on our families and ourselves, as well as ways to keep the family and self whole. This was a ‘must read’ for me as the wife of a police officer, an officer myself, and a mother.”
—Vicky M. Stormo, retired Chief of Police, 35-year police veteran

Praise for I Love a Fire Fighter

“My fire fighter is retired now, but if we had to do it all again, this book would have been a priceless roadmap for many of the problems and emotions that we encountered throughout her career. The fire service is unlike any other profession—this is a ‘must read’ for all current and future fire fighters and the people who love them.”
—Lisa H., fire fighter spouse

“Dr. Kirschman’s book is a masterful integration of the challenges faced by fire fighter families and the solutions first-responder families can develop to meet these challenges. Her personal and professional experience makes this essential reading for all those in the fire fighter’s support network.”
—Janet L. Bachant, PhD, Founder and President, New York Disaster Counseling Coalition

“We often hear the term ‘fire family,’ but until now, no one has ever stopped to examine in depth what that term really means. Dr. Kirschman offers a unique perspective on the inner workings of the fire service culture and how it affects our personal relationships.”
—Fire Chief Ronny J. Coleman, MA, FIFireE, CFOD

Praise for Counseling Cops

“What can take years to learn about working with law enforcement officers, this book generously provides between two covers.”
—Stephanie Cress, LCSW, RN, Vice President, First Responder Support Network

“One of the most comprehensive and useful books that I have read on police counseling. The authors write from real-life clinical experience and understand their clientele.”
—John M. Violanti, PhD, 23-year veteran, New York State Police

“This book helps clinicians develop both their clinical and cultural competencies for serving cops. It will rapidly accelerate the learning curve of clinicians working with our law enforcement professionals.”
—Kevin M. Gilmartin, PhD, author of Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement

“This book is invaluable for every clinician who wants to counsel cops. It would be impossible to do a counseling session justice without knowing every aspect of the world in which the cop lives, moves, and works.”
—Rev. Jan Heglund, Chaplain, San Rafael (California) Police Department

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