Tina Jaeckle, Ph. D. is a licensed clinical social worker in Florida and has approximately 25 years of mental health and crisis intervention experience. Dr. Jaeckle has presented nationally on issues of crisis/critical incidents, officer involved shootings, suicide (law enforcement and first responders), child abuse/homicide, domestic violence, mental illness, and high-conflict families. She serves as the mental health and training coordinator for several Critical incident Stress Management, hostage/negotiation, and crisis intervention teams and now consults with numerous law enforcement and first responder agencies across the nation. Dr. Jaeckle is also the current EAP counselor for the Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s Office.
Dr. Jaeckle has extensive experience in the development, coordination, and training of law enforcement and fire rescue critical incident teams and peer support programs. She is also board-certified in emergency crisis response and bereavement trauma through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; a member of American Board of Critical Incident Professionals; a certified forensic consultant and master of forensic social work with the American College of Forensic Examiners; a Fellow with the National Center for Crisis Management; a former visiting professor at the FBI Academy (Behavioral Science Unit/National Academy) in Quantico, Virginia; a past visiting instructor with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; a member of the North Florida Child Death Review Team; and certified in force science analysis (Force Science Institute) and survival mind-set through ACFEI. She completed a fellowship as the FBI’s Futurist in Residence for 2008–2009 and conducted research on illegal immigration, culture, and future policing implications. Dr. Jaeckle received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Criminal Justice Institute at Nova Southeastern University and the Commitment to Social Change Award from Walden University for raising awareness on PTSD issues for first responders.
Dr. Jaeckle received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology and sociology from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and completed a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston. She also completed a master of science degree in criminal justice, with a specialty track in the behavioral sciences from Nova Southeastern University and earned a Ph.D. in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis in conflict analysis and resolution (specialty in crisis management), from the same institution.