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Dr. Ginger Charles is a retired police sergeant with over 27 years of experience in police work and leadership. She is an active researcher and writer in the police community, focusing on health risk factors and resiliency in police officers. As a police officer, Ginger was fascinated with behavior choosing to identify how and why police officers survive and thrive in a tremendously stressful profession. It is her passion to find solutions and identify pathways toward health and wholeness in the police culture. Ginger has a B.A. in English and Arts & Humanities, holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology, and has a Ph.D. In Health Psychology. Currently she teaches psychology courses at Modesto Junior College, writing courses and information competency for Saybrook University. Additionally, she continues to research and present about the health of our police officers.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Consciousness & Spirituality Studies Religion and Psychology Health Psychology Health and Wellness Leadership & Management Leadership Approaches and Practices Psychology Social Psychology
- Education History
Degree Institution Year B.A. Arts & Humanities & English Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 1983 M.A. Clinical Psychology Regis University, Denver, CO 1994 Ph.D. Health Psychology Saybrook University, Oakland, CA 2005
- Curriculum Vitae
Charles, G. (2016). Police Pursuit of the Common Good: Reforming & Restoring Police Community. : Balboa Press.
Charles, G., Travis, F., & Smith, J. (2014). Policing and spirituality: their impact on brain integration and consciousness. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14766086.2014.887479.