Trauma-Informed Neurofeedback for Law Enforcement Occupational and Organizational Stress


  • James Spears University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Devon E. Romero University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Counseling
  • Katherine McVay Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi
  • Emily Surratt University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Counseling



law enforcement, occupational stress, organizational stress, neurofeedback


Occupational and organizational stressors impact workplace performance and contribute to mental health concerns among law enforcement officers. Although literature focuses on identifying the degree of relationship that these two factors have within this specific profession, studies offer limited solutions for decreasing associated symptoms relating to stressors. Implementing an intervention that acknowledges law enforcement factors such as psychological and physiological concerns, workplace culture, and mental health stereotypes could significantly impact both those that serve within this career as well as the community. In this article, we explore the use of trauma-informed neurofeedback a therapeutic intervention for the treatment of occupational and organizational stressors commonly experienced by law enforcement officers. We also present recommendations for clinical practice and research.


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