Specialty Training
Counseling Law Enforcement & their Families

Low Cost Training for
Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Get 36 CEs for $59
a $540 value
*Funded by the MN Department of Public Safety*
Provided by Adler Graduate School

*Must be licensed and reside in MN to participate.

Why this training is being offered?

Adler Graduate School’s Law Enforcement Specialty Training is being provided for licensed mental health professionals to better understand police culture and its specific challenges and help law enforcement officers better manage their trauma, burnout, and stress responses. 

Since retention and effectiveness of law enforcement officers is a growing concern, their mental health and wellness is critical. Specially trained counselors are needed now more than ever to help police officers heal, develop coping strategies, and maintain wellness.

Officers and their families deal with a unique set of stressors.  Studies focused on the efficacy of mental health and wellness programs identify trust as a major determinant of whether police officers engage in services, with cultural understanding playing an important role to earn police officers’ trust. Many mental health professionals lack understanding of the cultural and behavioral landscape of law enforcement, which limits their ability to provide quality services to this population.

The Specialty Training for Counseling Law Enforcement and Their Families has been approved by the MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy. It is approved for 36CEs, one hour of which is Ethics and 2 hours for Cultural Competence.

Assist law enforcement officers & families with:

  • Self-care
  • Burnout and occupational stress
  • Trauma symptoms
  • Work and family relationships
  • Addictive behaviors
  • On-the-job coping strategies

Improving public safety includes
the positive mental health and well-being of our police

5 Reasons to take this training:

  1. Get the majority of your required CEs for license renewal covered for 2 years!
  2. Easy Promotion! Be included in a directory of mental health professionals trained in counseling law enforcement to be distributed to law enforcement agencies across Minnesota.
  3. Be part of the solution!  Support the health and well-being of law enforcement officers.
  4. Create a niche in the field – build a skill base to help a unique population.
  5. Weekend intensive format – get your training done quickly!

Make a difference in your community!

Curriculum includes: 

  • Law Enforcement mentality 
  • Culture of policing and how it affects individuals, couples, and families. 
  • Barriers to seeking help
  • Skills in establishing rapport with law enforcement
  • Common coping mechanisms
  • Specific trauma common to the profession
  • Emotional Regulation Techniques
  • Communication skills in family life
  • Help with managing public criticism
  • Peer support vs. peer pressure
  • Available resources
  • Advocacy skills for changing police culture
  • Holistic, Adlerian approach to well-being


What are my payment options?
AGS prefers payment via the Eventbrite website registration page (through PayPal or as a guest) for Specialty Training for Counseling Law Enforcement). Please reach out to Ev Haas at ev@alfredadler.edu.

Who will be teaching the workshops?
Licensed Adler Graduate School faculty and counseling educators from various communities with knowledge and skills in providing counseling services to law enforcement officers and their families.
Educators and/or clinicians considered experts in specific areas of the curriculum (e.g., trauma response).
Panel members consisting of law enforcement officers, family members, or veterans of law enforcement.

Will the program be offered again?
Yes, funding has been provided for 3 separate training sessions for 2024.
3 sessions to choose from:  January, March, and May 2024.
36 hours over 4 Friday afternoons and 4 Saturday mornings.

How do the Continuing Education credits work and are they Board Approved?
Adler Graduate School is approved for CEs by the National Board of Certified Counselors for LPCC, LPC, LADC.  For LICSW, you must submit paperwork for your Board approval.  Course approval pending for MFT. For updates or more info, contact ev@alfredadler.edu.

Will the classes be live or all on Zoom?
Real-time virtual instruction all via Zoom.

What if I have to miss a class?
Registrants are expected to complete the whole program.  Check out future training times!

Will there be a waiting list?
Yes, for the January trainings! See Eventbrite once the training is full.
You can sign up for the March and May 2024 trainings by October 25 on Eventbrite.

What will be expected of me once I complete the training?
Registration requirements (and to receive a certificate) will include a written commitment to complete the entire training and be included in a providers’ directory to be distributed to law enforcement agencies in Minnesota.

How will I promote myself once completed?
Upon completion, your name and contact info will be included in a state-wide directory of trained mental health professionals in law enforcement. Officers in Minnesota will have access to this directory and be able to contact you.

How is this training being funded?
This program was funded by the MN Dept. of Public Safety to support Minnesota Law Enforcement officers and their families. A minimal fee of $59 is requested for the training.

Training Schedule:

Choose one of the following 3 options

All date options offered in 4 weekends:

                Fridays – 1:00 to 5:00 PM Saturdays 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


4th Training Group

Module 1 – Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2024

Module 2 – Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2024

Module 3 – Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2024

Module 4 – Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2024

REGISTER BY: October 4, 2024


5th Grant Training Group

Module 1 – Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2025

Module 2 – Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2025

Module 3 – Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, 2025

Module 4 – Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2025

REGISTER BY:  January 3, 2025

6th Grant Training Group

Module 1 – Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, 2025

Module 2 – Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2025

Module 3 – Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3, 2025

Module 4 – Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2025

REGISTER BY: March 28, 2025

To receive reminders about future law enforcement counseling trainings, please email ev@alfredadler.edu.

Contacts for more information:
Ev Haas at 612-767-7044 ev@alfredadler.edu
Sherry Anderson Sherry.Anderson@alfredadler.edu