Police Health & Resilience Study | School of Graduate Psychology

Police OfficersJoin Pacific University and the University of New Mexico in a unique training and research
collaboration that translates the science of resilience.

The Police Health and Resilience Study will assess two programs designed to target the effects of stress and increase resilience among officers. Officers will be randomly assigned to one of three groups. 

  • Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT)
  • Stress Management Education (SME)
  • No training control group

The MBRT and SME groups will participate in an 8-week skills training.

All participating officers will meet virtually with Pacific University staff to complete four online
assessment sessions over a 9-month period. Participation in the study is voluntary and all information
will remain confidential. At the end of the study, all officers will receive the opportunity to participate
in any of the groups.

Who: Sworn law enforcement officers at the rank of Sergeant or below. Participants must be willing to
commit to an 8-week online training and complete four online assessment sessions.

When: Training groups will meet once a week for 8 consecutive weeks beginning on Tuesday, October
20, 2020 (MBRT) or Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (SME). Classes will last 1 to 1 ½-hours, with two
extended classes lasting 4 or 7 hours. Online assessment sessions will occur just before and after the
group training classes, and at 3 and 6 months after training.

Where: All assessment sessions and training groups will take place virtually via Zoom. There will be no
in-person contact during the study.

Cost: Free

To Register: call/text (503) 317-1124 or email: janae.taylor@pacificu.edu 

Questions?
Contact Study Coordinator, Janae Taylor at 503-317-1124 or janae.taylor@pacificu.edu
OR Co-Investigator, Lt. Richard Goerling (ret.) at 503-502-0661 or rgoerling@pacificu.edu


Collaborating Agencies: National Institutes of Health; Pacific University, School of Graduate Psychology, Health
and Resilience Center; University of New Mexico, Department of Psychology; Oregon Health & Science
University, Department of Neurology

This study is funded by the National Institute of Health Grant # U01AT009841-01A1  Study title: Mindfulness-Bases Resilience Training for Aggression, Stress and Health in Law Enforcement Officers
The study is being conducted by Pacific University and University of New Mexico IRB #: 090-18  Principal Investigators: Michael Christopher, PhD and Sarah Bowen, PhD

 

Contact Us

Janae Taylor | Contact Study Coordinator
503-317-1124 | janae.taylor@pacificu.edu
Lt. Richard Goerling (ret.) | Co-Investigator
503-502-0661 | rgoerling@pacificu.edu