Susan Lewis Simons

  • President/Founder of Under the Shield, Inc.
  • Certified in Forensic Hypnosis
  • Expert in Law Enforcement and Aviation Stress Management
  • B.C.E.T.S. American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Susan Lewis Simons has provided training seminars and programs since 1994 for various state, local and federal law enforcement agencies focusing on stress management and critical incident response and reactions. She is serving as a critical incident responder for agencies in Alabama and across the United States. She also provided training for the United States Air Force Europe in Germany and England. Susan served as a Consulting Clinician for 5 weeks in New York City with POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance) providing assistance and training to officers with the NYPD, post September 11, 2001. She has been a guest instructor at Annual Training Conferences for prestigious organizations, including The Federal Bureau of Investigation, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, SWAT Roundup and the International Aviation Security Academy and Conference sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA). Susan is considered to be one of the nations leading experts in the specialized field of Stress Management in Law Enforcement and serves as a Consultant to many law enforcement agencies and academies across the country. She is certified in Forensic Hypnosis and is also a Train the Trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She currently is a fulltime Associate Professor at Herzing College in Birmingham Alabama in the Bachelor of Science Program/Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

  • You Won! Now What?
    To provide training and resources re: the impact of terrorist/critical incident scenarios and the ways to counteract the physiological and psychological reactions before, during and after the event.With the age of «New Terrorism» where the attacks are more sophisticated than ever before and designed to achieve mass casualties, physically and psychologically, it is imperative that we prepare and educate our «domestic military» (Law Enforcement) on the mind and body's natural reactions before, during and after an attack and provide definitive ways for the officer to identify and control these reactions as well as what to expect following an event.

    Following is a list of organizations with whom Susan Lewis Simons has interviewed, consulted or trained:

    Air Line Pilot's Association International Washington D.C.
    August, 2007 Annual Aviation Security Forum - "You Won! Now What? The
    Aftermath of a Critical Incident on the Flight Deck.

    Mesa Arizona Police Department, Law Enforcement Officers and Federal
    Flight Deck Officer's US Airways, Southwest Airline and America West. May 2007

    Alabama Narcotics Officers Association. Orange Beach AL May 2007

    FBI Florida Executive Development Seminar. West Palm Beach FL April 30,

    Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kansas City MO. December 8, 2006
    Motivational Speaker All Employees Conference

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy. Quantico VA. November 14, 2006 &
    January 29, 2007. Provided training to FBI training coordinators and support staff.

    Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer
    Support Certification January 17 & 18, 2006
    Garmisch Germany, United States Air Force Europe - Chaplain Assistants
    London England (July, 2006) United States Air Force Europe - Chaplain
    Assistants Mental Health Clinician - Alabama CISM (Critical Incident Stress
    Management) Inc. 2000 to present
    Oversee CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Interventions and
    assure that the appropriate type of service is provided and that all Team
    Members work together within the scope of their training and expertise.
    Cross train with the various public safety organizations, health service
    providers and other public service providers represented on the Team.

    Consulting Clinician - POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer
    Assistance) NYPD
    12/30/02 - 01/05/02; 02/24/02 - 03/02/02; 03/17/02 - 03/24/02; 05/25/02 -
    05/31/02. Provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefings for
    officers with the New York City Police Department after the September 11,
    2001 attack.

    Stress Management Consultant and Instructor for Northeast Alabama Police

    The University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy

    The Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center

    Law Enforcement Training Services, Inc.

    Holt and Associates

    Hostage Negotiators of America

    Gadsden Police Department

    Alabama Narcotics Officer's Association

    Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee - United States Attorney's OfficeNorthern, Middle and Southern Districts

    Alabama Attorney General's Office

    Alabama Investigators Association

    Virginia State Police Academy

    Florida Sheriff's Association

    Indianapolis Police Department

    Myrtle Beach South Carolina Police Department

    International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)

    GALEFI- Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors

    Wyoming Peace Officers Association

    Airline Pilots Association

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations - 2003
    All Agents Conference Birmingham Alabama

    Cullman Alabama Police Department

    Fayette Alabama Police Department, SWAT Roundup 2003 & 2007

    Alabama ABC Enforcement Division

    Maxwell Air Force Base and many other
    local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and associations.

    Seminars were conducted for these departments, academies and/or
    associations on the topics of Stress Management, Critical Incident Stress
    Management, Pre-employment Counseling, Conflict Resolution/Anger
    Management and or Psychological Aspects of Hostage Negotiations.


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