News & Current Events
  1. Continuing Ed.
    Last month Dr. Tasci attended a ResponderStrong committee meeting and the Discharge Conference at Valley Hope.
    September 30, 2017
  2. Hurricane Irma
    Dr. Mariya Dvoskina, Intern Rachel Nielsen, and Extern Kevin O'Connor wrote this article at the request of a police department in Florida about to be impacted by Hurricane Irma. However, these tips can be generalized to all first responders working any natural disaster, including hurricanes, wildfires, and more. Please share with any first responders or departments who might benefit.
    September 7, 2017
  3. Expertise
    Did you know that Dr. Eskey is and EFT and AEDP trained therapist?
    August 15 2017
  4. APA Award
    Congratulations to John Nicoletti, recipient of The Eileen Gupton Award for Early Career Contributions in Police and Public Safety Psychology. Thank you for all the mentoring, guiding, and training you have provided to those who are just beginning their Police and Public Safety Psychology careers.
    August 3, 2017
  5. Peer Support
    Our next 40hr. POST-certified Peer Support class will be hosted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office the week of August 21, 2017. If you'd like to register, please call our office at 303-989-1617. We are looking forward to another great class!!
    July 27, 2017
  6. Training
    John Nicoletti presented to the Evergreen Rotary Club at their Breakfast meeting. The Club donated 60 doses of Polio vaccination in John's name to help eradicate polio around the world. Donating vaccinations is one of the many initiatives and services the Evergreen Rotary Club is involved in locally and internationally in unity with the many other clubs worldwide that make up Rotary International.
    May 5, 2017
  7. CCA Convention
    Anne Field attended the 2017 Colorado Counseling Association Spring Convention.
    April 29, 2017
  8. IACP
    Congratulations to Dr. Axelrod who was elected as the Education Committee Chair for the IACP Police Psychological Services Section.
    October 16, 2016
  9. IACP
    Dr. Axelrod was recognized by the IACP Police Psychological Services Section for his work as the Co-Vice-Chair of the IACP Preemployment Psychological Evaluation Guidelines Revision Committee.
    October 16, 2016
  10. IACP
    Dr. Nicoletti was recognized by the IACP Police Psychological Services Section for his work on the Consulting Psychologist Guidelines revision committee.
    October 16, 2016
  11. IACP
    Dr. Nicoletti is presenting on Mass Casualties at IACP 2016 with Chief Michael Kehoe, Chief John Edwards, and Laura Usher with NAMI.
    October 15, 2016
  12. IACP
    N-FA staff are attending the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference.
    October 15, 2016
  13. JR&A
    Evan Axelrod and Katie McMann are attending the annual JR&A User's Conference discussing innovations in Public Safety preemployment screening and assessing intolerance and bias.
    October 14, 2016
  14. Book
    IGI Global is allowing the research community to access the publication John and Evan contributed to, Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement, for the next three days! Starting Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, the entire publication will be open and free to access through IGI Global’s InfoSci® Platform. Electronic access will close on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, at 11:59 pm EST.
    September 19, 2016
  15. Preemployments
    Dr. Axelrod participated in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services/Police Executive Research Forum meeting for the President’s Task Force on Hiring the 21st Century Law Enforcement Officer.
    September 13, 2016
  16. ATAP
    Drs. Nicoletti & Axelrod are attending the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) conference this week in Anaheim, CA.
    August 16, 2016
  17. APA - Denver
    Dr. Nicoletti is presenting at the Annual APA Division 18 conference.
    August 3, 2016
  18. Article
    Congrats on a new article coauthored by Dr. Nicoletti: Supporting the Psychological Recovery of First Responders Following a Mass Casualty Event.
    June 17, 2016
  19. NAMI
    Today, the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) released a guide for Police leaders to help police departments prepare for mass casualty events and support emotional resiliency for first-responders and their communities.
    May 25, 2016
  20. Nat'l Police Week
    Happy National Police week! We are proud to work with such amazing men and women.
    May 16, 2016
  21. Telecomm Week
    It is National Telecommunicators Week. We pay tribute this week to those on the other end of the line.
    April 10, 2016
  22. PTSD
    Dr. Nicoletti testified on behalf of the PTSD bill Friday at the Capitol.
    April 9, 2016
  23. Safe2Tell
    We are proud to partner with Safe2Tell, a reporting system for schools that allows students, staff, parents, and other members in the community report threats of violence, suicide, bullying, and more.
    March 15, 2016
  24. DU-GSPP
    Dr. McMann was recently featured as one of DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology's 40 Interesting and Inspiring Alumni.
    February 4, 2016
  25. Arapahoe High
    Dr. Nicoletti testified at the State Capitol yesterday on findings related to the Arapahoe High School shooting review.
    January 23 2016
  26. Arapahoe High
    Arapahoe High School Shooting Report released. An independent report on the Arapahoe High School shooting commissioned by Littleton Public Schools and authored by Drs. Kanan, Nicoletti, and other NFA staff including Mariya Dvoskina, was released at 9am this morning.
    January 18, 2016
  27. Television
    Dr. Nicoletti's interview on Officer Involved Shootings with Channel 7 news will air during the 4pm newscast this afternoon.
    December 29, 2015
  28. PoliceOne
    Dr. Nicoletti's panel discussion on building resiliency before mass casualty events from IACP is being featured on
    November 1, 2015
  29. IACP
    Dr. John Nicoletti is presenting on a panel at IACP about: Building Resiliency Before Mass Causality Events.
    October 25, 2015
  30. IACP
    Deputy Chief David Quinones, and Dr. John Nicoletti are now presenting: Law Enforcement Families - The Forgotten Community: How to Support Law Enforcement Families During Times of Community Outrage, at the IACP conference in Chicago.
    October 25, 2015
  31. IACP
    Drs. Nicoletti, Axelrod, Knadler, McMann, Miller, and Tasci, along with intern Mariya, are attending the 122nd Annual IACP Convention in Chicago, IL this weekend.
    October 24, 2015
  32. JR&A
    Drs. Evan Axelrod and Katie McMann are attending the JR&A users conference.
    October 23, 2015
  33. Suicide Prevention
    Dr. Axelrod is featured in the new video resource: Breaking the Silence: Suicide Prevention in Law Enforcement.
    October 7, 2015
  34. Badge2Badge
    We are very excited to announce the upcoming launch of the first Denver Area Law Enforcement AA Meeting, beginning October 5, 2015 at 7:00pm (and every Monday thereafter) at Orchard Club South. This is a closed meeting, meaning it is for all active and retired law enforcement officers, from any agency, who have a desire to quit drinking. Additionally, on Sunday, October 7, 2015 the first Denver Badge2Badge meeting will take place. This is a 12-step recovery meeting open to all active and retired first responders who may be experiencing psychological distress, substance abuse, or other related issues. If you are interested in getting more information about this meeting, please contact Rebecca at: 720-365-2132 or
    September 10, 2015
  35. User's Conference
    N-FA staff would like to thank all of the attendees at the 2015 User's Conference for a great day of training.
    September 9, 2015
  36. APA Convention
    John & Evan are visiting the Metropolitan Toronto Police Mounted Unit.
    August 6, 2015
  37. APA Convention
    Drs. Nicoletti and Axelrod are attending the APA Division 18 Police & Public Safety Psychological Services Section Conference hosted by the Toronto Police Department at Police Headquarters.
    August 5, 2015
  38. Antarctica
    Drs. Axelrod and Nicoletti, along with Katie McMann, are working hard at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
    January 1, 2015
  39. NFA Books
    It's Black Friday! If you are looking for a gift this Holiday season, how about checking out one of the books written by N-FA Staff, available for purchase at Violence Goes to College: The Authoritative Guide to Prevention and Intervention Trauma Recovery Handbook: A Recovery Guide For Yourself, Your Colleagues & Those You Love Emptying the Bucket: Understanding & Managing Change, Stress, & Trauma Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net Zombies, Divorce, & The Internet: A Collection of Psychological Disquisitions
    November 28, 2014
  40. IACP
    Thank you to Dr. Evan Axelrod for his contribution to the 2014 Preemployment Psychological Evaluation Guidelines Revision Committee.
    October 26, 2014
  41. IACP
    Dr. John Nicoletti received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the IACP Police Psychological Section. Congratulations John!
    October 26, 2014
  42. IACP
    Dr. John Nicoletti is presenting at the annual IACP conference.
    October 25, 2014
  43. IACP
    We are pleased to offer the free Law Enforcement Resiliency Training. Topics include: myths associated with law enforcement, psychological impact of a critical incident, personality characteristics of cops, cops at work vs. cops at home, tips for dealing with the emotional hazards of police work, red flags and warning signs, and family survival tactics.
    October 22, 2014
  44. IACP
    Drs. Nicoletti, Axelrod, and Knadler, along with Intern Katie McMann, will be attending the 121st Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, FL on October 25-28.
    October 22 2014
  45. Book
    Dr. Debra Tasci co-authored the Trauma Recovery Handbook: A Recovery Guide for Yourself, Your Colleagues, and Those You Love.
    October 21, 2014
  46. Preemployments
    In July, NFA worked with more than 45 different departments conducting preemployment evaluations. The types of evals ranged from police officers, deputies, detention deputies, medical center police officers, booking clerk/property technicians, dispatchers, 911 operators, firefighters, fire Marshalls, chaplains, engineers, code enforcement officers, SWAT technicians, K-9 officers, parole officers, death investigators, administrative assistants, records specialists, armed school security officers, crime scene investigators, latent print examiners, and Antarctic deployments.
    August 7, 2013
  47. IACP
    Dr. Nicoletti has been conducting risk assessments for several national corporations, school districts, and law enforcement agencies.
    August 7, 2013
  48. Continuing Ed.
    Dr. Deb Tasci completed the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Immersion course.
    August 7, 2013
  49. Services
    Last month NFA staff conducted fitness-for-duty evaluations, threat/risk assessments, peer support training, and crisis intervention training. Also Dr. Nicoletti spoke at The Briefings: A National School Safety Leadership Symposium at Columbine.
    July 29, 2013
  50. Services
    During the month of May NFA staff conducted Stress Management Trainings, consulted with Peer Support teams, and conducted preemployment screenings for 35 agencies for positions such as: police officer, deputy, detention deputy, security specialist, parole officer, security officer, medical examiner, special investigator, booking clerk, property technician, victim advocate, accounting technician, dispatcher, nurse, firefighter, park ranger, and chaplain.
    June 5, 2013
  51. Training
    Dr. John Nicoletti presented on "Psychological Assessment of Active Shooters" to the Arvada Police Department and Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington DC.
    March 29, 2013
  52. Antarctica
    After several delays in Christchurch, New Zealand, NFA staff have officially reached the Ice and are at work in McMurdo Station. Next stop... the South Pole.
    January 10, 2013
  53. Antarctica
    NFA staff Dr. Nicoletti, Dr. Axelrod, and Shawn Knadler are getting ready for NFA's annual deployment to Antarctica.
    January 5, 2013
  54. IACP
    NFA staff just returned from attending the 119th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in San Diego.
    October 2, 2012
  55. User's Conference
    NFA held its' first ever Psychological Assessment User's Conference yesterday in Lakewood, presenting information about violence/risk assessments, fitness-for-duty evaluations, preemployment screening, military return-to-duty evaluations, and other types of assessments to people representing various public safety agencies across the State of Colorado. NFA would like to thank all of the attendees for making this conference a big success.
    September 13, 2012
  56. Sleep
    Dr. Debra Tasci is working with the Denver Police Department on a preliminary study to measure to effectiveness of the "Sleep Easily" method developed by Richard Shane, Ph.D. This method is described as a simple medication-free, learn-at-home recorded method that gives you a way to fall asleep and back to sleep more quickly and easily, and to sleep more deeply-even in the midst of stress. The study involves United Airlines pilots, members of the Denver Police Department, Boulder Fire Department, veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and members of the general public representing various races and age demographics.
    June 25, 2012
  57. NASA
    NFA is collaborating with NASA on a study of psychological adaptation strategies for long-duration space missions.
    May 30, 2012
  58. Antarctica
    NFA has joined with Lockheed Martin to continue providing psychological and evaluation services as part of the Antarctic Support Contract.
    May 21, 2012
  59. Antarctica
    Dr. Evan Axelrod was awarded the Antarctic Service Medal for his valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the United States Antarctic Program.
    March 1, 2012
  60. Antarctica
    Dr. Nicoletti is currently providing psychological services in Antarctica and Dr. Axelrod is preparing for deployment to the Ice.
    January 19, 2012
  61. ABPP
    Drs. Nicoletti, Axelrod, & Tasci have just become Board Certified Specialists in Police & Public Safety Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
    October 21, 2011
  62. IACP
    NFA Staff will be traveling to Chicago for the International Association of Chief's of Police (IACP) Conference October 22-26.
    October 19, 2011
  63. Television
    Dr. Evan Axelrod was interviewed by Fox 31 news for a segment called "Psychologist: Being a 'hero' a natural response to stress."
    October 18, 2011
  64. The Police Chief
    John Nicoletti and Evan Axelrod contributed to articles featured in this month's edition of The Police Chief Magazine, which focuses on Psychological issues in Policing.
    October 11, 2011
  65. Trainings
    In December, NFA Staff provided Critical Incident trainings for law enforcement and worked with agencies on better understanding generational issue associated with younger employees.
    December 30, 2010
  66. Award
    Dr. John Nicoletti was awarded the Antarctic Service Medal for his valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the United States Antarctic Program. Lottie Flater had previously been awarded the Antarctic Service Medal in 2006.
    July 1, 2010
  67. Student Safety
    Dr. Nicoletti will be presenting at the 3rd Annual National Student Safety and Security Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 15th and 16th.
    April 9, 2010
  68. Violence
    Did you know that in addition to providing services to numerous Public Safety agencies, Government agencies, and private businesses, NFA has also been working with Non-Profit Organizations to provide workplace violence detection, intervention, and safety planning.
    March 15, 2010
  69. Trainings
    In January, NFA provided services to numerous Public Safety agencies. They also provided training for the National Ski Areas Association, National Renewable Energy Labs, and the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. Trainings covered topics such as Stress Management, Communication, Understanding Mental Health, Workplace Violence, and Exiting Employees with Dignity, Respect, and Safety.
    February 24, 2010
  70. Books
    NFA has just released two new books. "Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net" by Evan Axelrod and "Violence Goes to College: The Authoritative Guide to Prevention and Intervention (2nd ed.)" by John Nicoletti, Sally Spencer-Thomas, and Chris Bollinger. Check them out at or!
    January 28, 2010
  71. Books
    NFA staff John Nicoletti and Evan Axelrod accompanied by intern Tom Farrington just returned from Antarctica where they conducted psychological evaluations for Winter-Over candidates.
    January 26, 2010
  72. Services
    Nicoletti-Flater Associates staff have responded to some of the most demanding circumstances, including bank robberies, police shootings, hostage situations, murders, rapes, workplace violence, and school campus attacks.
    January 25, 2010