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COL James L. Greenstone, ED.D., J.D., DABECI

"Where reason is needed, emotions are of little value."

Dr. Greenstone has been in practice for almost fifty years in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, and served as the Police Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services for the Fort Worth Police Department. His work in Crisis Intervention and disaster response began in the mid – 1960’s, and continues to this day. He studied with such luminaries in the field as Edward Rosenbluh, Morton Bard, W. Rodney Fowler, Muzafer Sherif, Frank Bolz, Sharon Leviton, Fred Lanceley, Tony Cooper, Kent Rensin, James Oney, Mike McMains and others. He has written widely in this as well as in other areas.

Dr. Greenstone is a Professor of Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Greenstone serves on a Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team as a Supervisory Mental Health Specialist, served as Colonel and Deputy Commander of the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade, Texas Military Forces, is a Certified Crisis Intervener, a Certified Traumatologist, an Emergency Medical Technician, and a Master Peace Officer. Dr. Greenstone has earned the Master Military Emergency Management Specialist Qualification, and has taught in the Basic and Advanced Disaster Life Support program sponsored by the National Disaster Life Support Foundation.

While with the Fort Worth Police Department he supervised the department's Peer Support Team; was the Coordinator of the Critical Incident Stress Management program and as a member of the Department's Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Team served as the Operational Police Behavioral Health Specialist.

Formerly, Dr. Greenstone was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and was Lead Hostage and Crisis Negotiations Instructor at the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Police Academy. He is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and a dispute mediator and arbitrator. He holds earned degrees in Clinical Psychology, Education, Criminal Justice and Law. He interned at the Devereux Foundation in Devon, Pennsylvania. He received advanced training at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Greenstone is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Police Emergency Response: An International Journal of Hostage Negotiations and Crisis Intervention published by Sage Publishing Company. He served as the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of theJournal of Police Crisis Negotiations, an international journal that he founded that was published by Taylor and Francis Publishing House under the Routledge brand. He also edited the Journal of Crisis Negotiations and The International Journal of Police Negotiations and Crisis Management.  These journals were the predecessors of the current publication. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Emotional First Aid: A Journal of Crisis Intervention. Dr. Greenstone is a member of the Editorial Board ofMilitary Medicine, the international journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Dr. Greenstone is a Diplomate in Crisis Intervention from the American Board of Examiners in Crisis Intervention; a Diplomate in Police Psychology from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology; a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners; a Diplomate in Traumatic Stress from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Fellow of the College of The American College of Forensic Examiners.  He is a Practitioner Member of the Academy of Family Mediators / Association for Conflict Resolution, is a Diplomate in Trauma Counseling from the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association, and is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Greenstone served for many years as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Greenstone was an Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice at Tarrant County College. He served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Florida, Institute for Police Technology and Management, and has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty in the Psychology Departments of Brookhaven College, El Centro College, Northlake College, Northlake College Police Academy and Tarrant County Junior College. He was an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Columbia College and Northwood Institute, an Associate Professor in Crisis Management at Texas Women's University Graduate School of Nursing, Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate School of Southeastern University, a member of the Continuing Education Faculty of Richland College and the Human Resource Center in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has presented numerous workshops and training seminars in Crisis Intervention, Stress Management and Dispute Mediation to professionals, paraprofessionals, executives and lay volunteers throughout the country and abroad.

Dr. Greenstone served as Director of the National Training Conference for Crisis Intervention and as Director of the National Institute for Training in Crisis Intervention.  He has been invited to present to such groups as the International Association of Chiefs of Police National Training Symposium, the Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth International Congress on Family Therapy in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the National Conference on Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Second Annual Conference on Problems Solving Through Mediation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the National Conference of the Academy of Family Mediators, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and was one of seven national experts in Crisis Intervention invited to present at the Brigham Young University Conference on Crisis Intervention in Provo, Utah. Also, he was invited to, and participated in The Advanced Study Institute on Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society, sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization held in Portugal.

In 2008, Dr. Greenstone was the recipient of the Military Member of the Year Award from the American Red Cross for his work with deploying and redeploying warriors of our armed forces and their families.

Dr. Greenstone is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the State of Texas Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, and the Expert Field Medical Badge among others. Recently, Dr. Greenstone was elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, London, England.

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