“I love doing what I do, and having the opportunity to give back to so many men and women of the uniformed services who keep our communities safe every day.” --Frank J. Gallo, Ph.D.
Dr. Frank Gallo is a retired police officer from the Cranston, RI, Police Department. His law enforcement experience includes uniformed patrol, detective work, and the special reaction team, which involved training in specialized tactics and weapons to resolve high-threat situations. “My police experience has been extremely valuable in my work at the Retreat,” says Dr. Gallo.
Since 2010, Dr. Gallo has been working at the Brattleboro Retreat in the Uniformed Service Program (USP) providing well-being training and therapy to uniformed service professionals including police, fire, corrections, military, veterans, and EMTs who are struggling with mental health related problems. Dr. Gallo facilitates USP's Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) programming. He has also trained mental health professionals in the delivery of ACT to diverse treatment populations.
In addition to his clinical experience at the Retreat, he was as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University, and left the University to work exclusively with uniformed service professionals in USP. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and has experience and specialty training in cognitive and behavioral therapies and evidence-based treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Gallo has published numerous articles in the field of Police Psychology, and has written police training manuals. He has also provided police recruit and in-service trainings, seminars on delivering psychological services to uniformed service professionals and integrating psychological treatment and uniformed services training to increase psychological flexibility, valued living, and work performance. Dr. Gallo’s research interests include PTSD and effective treatments for uniformed service professionals.
“We are excited at the Retreat to develop innovative behavioral treatments that work for uniformed service professionals and help get them back to living more vital and meaningful lives,” says Dr. Gallo.
For information about enrolling in the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program, please call 802-258-3700, or go to our Central Intake Department