Richard L. Levenson, Jr., Psy.D., C.T.T.S., F.A.A.E.T.S., is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and has been in private clinical practice since 1990. His clinical psychology practice is a general one, and he specializes in anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the effects of medical/physical conditions on psychological health and well-being.
Dr. Levenson has worked with police and law enforcement officers (local, state, and federal) and their families for 20 years conducting individual, family, and group psychotherapy and psychological testing, as well as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Dr. Levenson is currently the Department Police Surgeon for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office in Kingston, NY, a Police Surgeon with the New York State Trooper’s PBA, and is the Department Police Surgeon for the New York State Shields.
Dr. Levenson has been recognized as an expert in the amelioration of police stress and has published on the topic. He has written over 50 articles and numerous book reviews published as blurbs on book jackets. He is a former Editor of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, a peer-reviewed, scholarly publication (2004 – 2008), and has helped bring research on police stress from traumatic incidents to the international psychological and police communities. Dr. Levenson’s credentials include certification as a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist from the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists; and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. From September 11, 2001, to November, 2002, Dr. Levenson was on-site at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center participating in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) group and individual debriefings of NYPD members of service as well as “debriefings for the debriefers.” For these efforts, Dr. Levenson was awarded Certificates of Merit from the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association and the National Fraternal Order of Police, Critical Incident Committee.