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Basic Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Counselors and Clinicians
Lawrence Erlbaum  More Info

Handbook of Family Violence
Springer  More Info

Handbook of Adolescent Psychopathology (Series in Scientific Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology)
Vincent B. Van Hasselt  More Info

Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Springer  More Info

Psychological Evaluation of the Developmentally and Physically Handicapped
Springer  More Info

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults: An Introductory Text (The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging)
Springer  More Info

Handbook of Social Development: A Life Span Perspective (Perspectives in Developmental Psychology)
Springer  More Info

Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders: Contemporary Strategies and Issues (The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice)
Springer  More Info

Handbook of Psychological Treatment Protocols for Children and Adolescents (Lea Series in Personality and Clinical Psychology)
Lawrence Erlbaum  More Info

Aggression and Violence: An Introductory Text
Vincent B. Van Hasselt  More Info

Advanced Personality (The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology)
Springer  More Info

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging)
Springer  More Info

Inpatient Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents (The Language of Science)
Springer  More Info

Vincent B. Van Hasselt is a professor of psychology and director of the Interpersonal Violence Program at Nova Southeastern University (Florida).  He began his law enforcement career in 1995, when he joined the Plantation Police Department (Flordia) as a part-time, certified police officer.  In addition to his academic career, he has worked in the criminal justice field as: an instructor at the Criminal Justice Institute, Broward County Police Academy (Florida); a consultant to the Major Crimes Unit of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office; lecturer and consult to the FBI Behavior Science Unit; and, to a variety of law enforcement related crisis response and negotiation teams. 

 

Vincent B. Van Hasselt is the author of Handbook of Adolescent Psychopathology and he is a coauthor of Basic Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Counselors and Clinicians.  He has also edited: Advanced Abnormal Psychology; Handbook of Social Development: A Lifespan Perspective; Psychological Evaluation of the Developmentally and Physically Handicapped; Psychological Treatment of Older Adults: An Introductory Text; Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders: Contemporary; Strategies and Issues; Handbook of Family Violence; Aggression and Violence: An Introductory Text; Advanced Personality; Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology; and, Inpatient Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents.  And, contributed to Handbook of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

 

According to the book description of Basic Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Counselors and Clinicians, “This book offers clear and direct answers to the questions most frequently asked by students and trainees learning how to talk to clients and extract critical data from them. Its development reflects the old adage that "necessity is the mother of invention." For many years, the editors taught beginning level mental health clinicians. They found, however, no text to be satisfactory--including a number that they themselves were involved in producing. Some were too difficult; some were too simplistic; some were too doctrinaire; still others had missing elements.

 

Written in a reader-friendly "how-to" style, the chapters in Basic Interviewing are not weighed down by references. Rather, each contributor suggests readings for students and instructors who wish to pursue questions further.

 

After the initial overview chapter, there are 12 chapters addressing the nuts-and-bolts concerns of all clinicians that can be particularly vexing for neophytes. They cover a variety of issues from the most specific--like how to begin and end interviews--to the more general--like how to build rapport and identify targets for treatment. Throughout, rich clinical illustrations facilitate the pragmatic application of fundamental principles. Beginning graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology, social work, and other allied mental health fields, as well as psychiatric trainees, will find this text to be an indispensable companion.”

About the Plantation Police Department

The Plantation Police Department serves a city of 22.8 square miles and a population of over 85,000.  The Plantation Police Department is generally organized into bureaus: the Operations Bureau and the Administrative Bureau. The Operations Bureau consists of two divisions: the Patrol Division and the Investigations Division.  A number of specialty units are also a part of the Operations Bureau.      

 

The Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of all criminal cases reported to the department, is a vital part of the Operations Bureau.  This division also prepares cases to be presented to the District Attorney and includes two major crime teams that work specific cases, including homicides, robberies, burglaries and aggravated batteries.  There are also a number of specialized units under this division, including a Juvenile Unit, Identification Unit and the VIN (Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics) Division.

 

The Administration Bureau of the Plantation Police Department contains two divisions: The General Services Division and the Support Services Division.  The Support Services Division is “comprised of the Training Unit, Accreditation Unit, Site Planning, Police Reserve Program, Police Explorers Unit, Crime Prevention, Foot Patrol, Code Enforcement, Volunteer and Community Services Program, Recruitment and Selection Section and the Crime Analysis and Research and Planning Unit of the Police Department.”

 

On of the special units within the Plantation Police Department is the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, which “consists of supervisors and officers from throughout the department. This highly trained team is used in a number of various situations to include arrest/ search warrant service, barricaded subjects, hostage rescue and dignitary protection. To prepare for theses dangerous encounters the S.W.A.T. Team trains bi-weekly utilizing real-life situations in which their skills and training are refined.”

 

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psd.plantation.org

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