Recommended Readings

Written by Nicoletti-Flater Associates Staff:

Emptying the Bucket: Understanding & Managing Change, Stress, & Trauma by Dr. Evan M. Axelrod Psy.D., ABPP with Contribution by Dr. John Nicoletti Ph.D., ABPP

Trauma Recovery Handbook: A Recovery Guide For Yourself, Your Colleagues, & Those You Love by: Charlene Slover, Psy.D. and Debra Tasci, Psy.D., ABPP

Violence Goes to College: The Authoritative Guide to Prevention and Intervention by John Nicoletti, Sally Spencer-Thomas, and Christopher Bollinger

Violence Goes to School by John Nicoletti, Ph.D., ABPP and Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D.

Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net by Evan M. Axelrod, Psy.D., ABPP

Violence Goes to Work: An Employer's Guide by Nicki Aggers, Mark E. Parcheta, John Nicoletti, & Lottie Flater

Zombies, Divorce, & the Internet: A Collection of Psychological Disquisitions by Evan M. Axelrod, Psy.D., ABPP

Articles & Publications by NFA Staff:

Axelrod, E. M. (2016).  Employee Assistance Programs: Counseling and Psychological Services for Law Enforcement Officers. In C. L. Mitchell & E. H. Dorian (Eds.), Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement (199-219).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Axelrod, E. M. (2013). A Day in the Life of a Public Safety Psychologist. IACP Police Psychological Services Section Newsletter, 10 (3), 11

Gupton, H.M., Axelrod, E. M., Cornell, L., Curran, S. F., Hood, C. J., Kelly, J., & Moss, J. (2013).  Support and Sustain: Psychological Intervention for Law Enforcement Personnel.  In Territo, L. & Sewell, J. D. (Eds.), Stress Management in Law Enforcement, Third Edition (657-672).

Gupton, H.M., Axelrod, E. M., Cornell, L., Curran, S. F., Hood, C. J., Kelly, J., & Moss, J. (2011).  Support and Sustain: Psychological Intervention for Law Enforcement Personnel.  The Police Chief: 92-97.

Axelrod, E. M. & Nicoletti, J. (2004). Outcome vs. Process Thinking in Law Enforcement.  Fraternal Order of Police Magazine.

Axelrod, E. M., Franklin, F., & Wood, L. F. (1997).  The Adjustment of College Students: Divorce Transitions and Family Conflict.  Presented at the Western Psychological Association convention, Seattle, WA., and the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA.

Dvoskina, M. (2016). Mindfulness for Police Officers. The Colorado Psychologist, 44(4), p. 16-17.

Kanan, L., Nicoleti, J., Garrido,, S., & Dvoskina, M. (2016). A Review of the Psychological Safety and Threat Assessment Issues Related to the Shooting at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013.  Rep. 2016.

Nicoletti, J. (2016).  Too Much, Too Ugly: Understanding the Trauma Contamination of Law Enforcement Officers.  In Usher, L., Friedhoff, S., Cochran, S., & Pandya, A. (Eds.), Preparing for the Unimaginable: How Chiefs Can Safeguard Officer Mental Health Before and After Mass Casualty Events. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Service
Nicoletti, J. & Dvoskina, M. (2015). The Police Psychologist’s Roles &Responsibilities in Responding to Mass Casualty Events. The Colorado Psychologist, 43(5),  p. 7-8.

Nicoletti, J., Allen, S. W., Baum, K. M., Deisinger, G., Garrido, S., Gelles, M. G., Honig, A. L., & Kirschman, E.  (2011).  Police Psychologists as Consultants. The Police Chief: 54–62.
Nicoletti, J. & Garrido, S. (2016).  First Responder Psychological Recovery Following a Mass Casualty Event.  In C. L. Mitchell & E. H. Dorian (Eds.), Police Psychology and Its Growing Impact on Modern Law Enforcement (199-219).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Nicoletti, J., Garrido, S., & Kirschner, M. J. (2016)  Supporting the Psychological Recovery of First Responders Following a Mass Casualty Event. The Police Chief: 40–45.
Additional Readings:


Adult ADD: A Reader-Friendly Guide to Identifying, Understanding, & Treating Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: by Tom Whiteman, Michele Novotni, and Randy Petersen

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD: by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon, and Charles Beyl 

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach: by Vincent J. Monastra 

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents: by Russell A. Barkley 


The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook: by Edmund Bourne

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook: by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, and Patrick Fanning

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life: by David D. Burns

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition: by Robert M. Sapolsky

Career Survival:

The Art of War: by Sun Tzu translated by Samuel B. Griffith

Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families: by Kevin Gilmartin

The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect us from Violence: by Gavin De Becker.

On Combat: The Psychology of Deadly Conflict in War & Peace: by Lt. Col Dave Grossman with Loren W. Christensen.

On Killing: The psychological cost of learning to kill in War and Society: by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life: by Ben Sherwood


I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression: by Terrence Real

Mom's House, Dad's House: by Isolina Ricci


Parenting From the Inside Out: by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills: by Jane Nelsen

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World: by Rosalind Wiseman


After the Affair: by Janis Abrams Spring

5 Love Languages: by Gary Chapman

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love: by Sue Johnson

How Can I Forgive you?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To: by Janis Abrahms Spring

I Love a Cop: by Ellen Kirschman

I Love a Firefighter: by Ellen Kirschman

Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships: by Merliee Clunis

Not Just Friends: by Shirley P. Glass

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

Substance Abuse:

Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism: by James Robert Milam and Katherine Ketcham

Downloadable Articles/Brochures: