Dr. Jana Price-Sharps

Jana Price-Sharps
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Dr. Jana Price-Sharps' Biography

Type Of Business:
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Dr. Price-Sharps' expertise is in police psychology.
Major Product/SVS:
Higher Education including Forensic Psychology
Favorite Business Publication:
BusinessWeek; Fortune; Money; Neuropsychology-Related Publications
Traveling, Reading, Golfing, Hiking, Snorkeling
Education Degrees:
Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, University of the Pacific (1999); Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, California State University, Fresno (1994); Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, California State University, Fresno (1992); Coursework, University of Wyoming (1990)
Affiliations Awards:
Fresno Area Psychological Association; California Association of Hostage Negotiators; California Psychological Association; American Psychological Association; Western Psychological Society; President, California Forensic Institute; Society for Police and Criminal Psychology; Anxiety Disorders Association of America; National Rehabilitation Association; Forensic Mental Health Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Rotary International
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Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The most gratifying aspect of her career is working with graduate students and law enforcement officers.
President, Founder, Sierra Education & Research Institute
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What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her determination.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession through her interest in teaching, research and working with students to develop new programs.
Extended Bio Profile:
Dr. Price-Sharps serves as a chief psychologist at the Fresno and Madera Police Departments. She is the founder of the California Forensic Institute, where she performs background investigations, polygraph testing and pre-employment services. She is also the president of the Sierra Education & Research Institute, a nonprofit agency that provides mental health services.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Lecturing on Adolescent Delinquency and Police Officer Stress, Consulting, Teaching Police Psychology Courses, Negotiating Hostage and Crisis Situations, Treating Undercover Police Officers Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Education Certifications:
Licensed Psychologist; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
VIP Member, Registry of Executives and Professionals, Cambridge Who’s Who (2007-2008); Award of Gratitude for Service, Direzione Investigativa Antimafia (2007); Citizen’s Service Award, Fresno Police Department (2006); Outstanding Citizen Award (2006); Award of Gratitude, International Workshop on Undercover Policing, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, Orvieto, Italy (2006); Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (2005); Community Service Award, Fresno Area Psychological Association (2004); Extra Mile Hero Award, Kaiser Permanente (2000); Lecturer of the Year, Psychology Department, California State University, Fresno; Psi Chi - The International Honor Society in Psychology
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Dr. Price-Sharps hopes to complete her book on mental health in law enforcement.
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