LaMaurice Gardner, PhD

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LaMaurice Gardner, PhD

Dr. Gardner obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wayne State University in 1984, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in 1988. He is a Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist working at the John Dingell V.A. Medical Center, in Detroit Michigan and more recently the Pontiac Vet Center.

Dr. Gardner is a Reserve/Lt. Deputy for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.  He is also the department Psychologist for the Detroit Police Department. Dr. Gardner is an adjunct faculty member at the Oakland Police Academy, Macomb Police Academy, and Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission. He has been trained in critical incident stress debriefing, hostage negotiations, and special weapons and tactics (SWAT). He is a crisis negotiator, tactical officer and department psychologist for local departments, Michigan State Police, and several federal law enforcement agencies. He is a Consulting Psychologist for the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force in Detroit.

Dr. Gardner is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police – Psychological Services Section, the National Tactical Officer’s Associations – Crisis Negotiations Section, and the Michigan Tactical Officer’s Association. His areas of clinical expertise include suicide intervention, psychopathology, post-traumatic stress disorder, critical incident stress debriefing, hostage negotiations, substance abuse treatment, and school or workplace violence. He is on call 24 hours per day to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to provide crisis intervention and clinical support during or following critical incidents. He has lectured to law enforcement agencies throughout the country and at international forums. Dr. Gardner maintains a part-time clinical private practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan, devoted to the treatment of law enforcement personnel and their families.