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Dr. Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen J. Sampson, Ph.D.

About Dr. Stephen J. Sampson

As an Educator, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts (1970) and a Masters (1976) and Doctoral Degree (1981) in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University.  He is a nationally recognized Master Trainer in Interpersonal Communication Skills since 1977, and has presented that training to over 300 agencies and organizations in 40 states. He is a former Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University from 1979 to 1985. More recently, he retired from his position as a Clinical Professor in the Counseling and Psychological Services department at Georgia State University (1995-2004). He is currently an Executive-in-Residence Professor at the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University (2009-present).

As a Licensed Psychologist, he is the former Chief of Psychology of Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (1993 to 1995). He is also a nationally recognized counseling psychologist who works with various law enforcement agencies conducting fitness for duty evaluations and post shooting debriefings since 1982. He has been a contract Psychologist with 25 Metropolitan Atlanta Law Enforcement Agencies since 1991. Dr. Sampson has been conducting management training since 2003 for several federal government agencies (FBI, NSA, DEA, USSS, and DOE).

As a Criminologist, Dr. Sampson is the former correctional superintendent for Massachusetts Halfway Houses Inc. (1969 to 1973), as well as the former Correctional Superintendent for the Georgia Department of Corrections (1974 to 1976). He has provided training to over 250 prisons, law enforcement, and public safety agencies in Social Skills Training since 1977.

As an author, he has published the following books on Social Intelligence Skills:

Social Intelligence Skills for Government Managers

Social Intelligence Skills for Law Enforcement Supervisors/Managers

Social Intelligence Skills for Correctional Supervisors/Managers

How to be in a Personal Relationship (HRD Press, Inc.)

Applied Social Intelligence

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