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Authors > Amdur, Ellis

Edgework founder Ellis Amdur received his B.A. in psychology from Yale University in 1974, and his M.A. in psychology from Seattle University in 1990. He is both a National Certified Counselor and a State Certified Child Mental Health Specialist.

Since the late 1960s, Ellis has trained in various martial arts systems, spending thirteen of these years studying in Japan. He is a recognized expert in classical and modern Japanese martial traditions, and has authored two iconoclastic books, Dueling with O-sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage and Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions, as well as one instructional DVD, Ukemi From the Ground Up.

Since his return to America in 1988, Ellis has worked in the field of crisis intervention. He has developed a range of training and consultation services, as well as a unique style of assessment and psychotherapy. These are based on a combination of phenomenological psychology and the underlying philosophical premises of classical Japanese martial traditions. Ellisís professional philosophy can best be summed up in this idea: the development of an individualís integrity and dignity is the paramount virtue. This can only occur when people live courageously, regardless of the circumstances, and take responsibility for their roles in making the changes they desire.

Ellis Amdur is a dynamic public speaker and trainer who presents his work throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is noted for his sometimes outrageous humor as well as his profound breadth of knowledge. Ellisís vivid descriptions of aggressive and mentally ill people and his true-to-life role-playing of the behaviors in question give participants an almost first-hand experience of facing the real individuals in question.

To learn more about Ellis Amdur, please go to www.edgework.info

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Grace Under Fire: Skills to Calm and De-escalate Aggressive and Mentally Ill Individuals (for Professionals in Outpatient Settings)
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376227
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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From Chaos to Compliance: A comprehensive Guidebook for Parole and Probation Officers
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S. and Alan Pelton, M.S.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 098237626X
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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The Thin Blue Lifeline: Verbal De-escalation of Mentally Ill and Emotionally Disturbed People - A Comprehensive Guidebook for Law Enforcement Officers
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S. and Sergeant John Hutchings, M.A.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376286
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Safe Haven: Skills to Calm and De-escalate Aggressive and Mentally Ill Individuals (for Professionals in Inpatient Settings)
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376219
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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In the Eye of the Hurricane: Skills to Calm and De-escalate Aggressive Mentally Ill Family Members
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376235
Consumer/Survivor | Families and Parenting
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Guarding the Gates: Calming, Control and De-escalation of Mentally Ill, Emotionally Disturbed and Aggressive Individuals - for Security Guards
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S. and William Cooper, M.B.A., M.P.A.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376251
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Safety At Work: Skills to Calm & De-escalate Aggressive & Mentally Ill Individuals - For All Involved in Threat Assessment & Threat Management
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S. and William Cooper, M.B.A., M.P.A.
Edgework | Softcover | 2011 | 0982376278
Crisis Intervention
price: $37.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Centering : Standing with Strength and Grace in Crisis Situations
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Care in Action | Softcover | 2009 | 0979620686
Consumer/Survivor | Families and Parenting
price: $24.95 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Tracing the Roots of Ueshiba Morihei's Power
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Edgework | Softcover | 2009 | 0982376200
price: $0.00 (not in stock - price may be subject to change)
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Grace Under Fire: Establishing a culture of safety, de-escalating aggressive individuals - Outpatient staff version
Amdur, Ellis, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S.
Care in Action | Softcover | 2009 | 0982325312
Crisis Intervention
price: $43.95 (in stock!)
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