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DAVID J. SPERLING

Writer/Filmmaker ~ Instructor/Speaker ~ Custody Officer

djs@DEFIANTLOVE.com
WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

1992 - Present

DEFIANT LOVE
     Consultation-Guidance-Teaching-Training-Public Speaking:
          Personal Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention,
          Chemical Dependency, Sober Coaching & Companionship,
          Interventions, Stress Management, Tactical Communication,
          Self Esteem & Behavior Issues.
    
Writer/Filmmaker:
          Writing, Screenwriting and Filmmaking - Current projects include comedy &
          narrative screenplays, non-fiction books and documentaries.


2008 - 2009

Morningside Recovery
     Health & Behavior Lecturer:
          Group Instruction/Discussion

2007 - Present

Mission Pacific Coast Recovery Center - Mission Hospital Laguna Beach
     Chemical Dependency Instructor:
          Group Instruction/Discussion
 
1992 - Present

Newport Beach Police Department
     Custody Officer:
          Jail operations, booking of arrestees, crisis intervention & suicide prevention, 
          chemical dependency intervention, counseling, assistance referral and 
          inmate welfare.
     Citizen's Police Academy Instructor - Jail
     Trauma Support Team

1991-1992

Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Master of Arts - Education & Instructional Leadership (M.A. pending)
National University

1991

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
     Student Teacher:
          First & Sixth Grade Instruction

1990-1992

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
     Instructional Aide - Special Education:
          Counseling, tutoring & teaching at risk high school students.

1988-1990
 
B.A. Social Ecology - Psychology and Social Behavior
University of California at Irvine
     Emphasis on Crime, Society & Human Behavior

1988-1990

UCI Field Study project
"Special Friends" program - Internship with School Psychologist
Dr. John Whitely & Dr. Victoria Dendinger 
   Counseling, tutoring & teaching at risk elementary school students.

1986-1988

Orange Coast College
     General Education
     Psychology Club Chapter Member

CERTIFICATION & COURSEWORK
 
Field Training Officer (FTO) School - OCSD
Crisis Negotiations Core Course & Certification - FBI
Title 15 Rules & Regulations - Bill Naber & Associates
Jail Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention - OCSD
Suicide Prevention Hotline Training - Didi Hirsch LA Suicide Prevention Center
Family Interventions -Training Institute For Addicitons Counselors - Fr. Jack Kearney
Interpersonal Communication & Relationships - Gary Smalley
Tactical Communications & Verbal Judo - Sgt. Ralph Brown
Suicide Prevention & Mental Illness - Fullerton PD
Tactical Communication & Cultural Diversity - Costa Mesa PD
The Definition Of Suicide - Phil McCready - UCI
Screening For Mental Illness - American Corrections Conference
Active Listening & Communication Issues - LASO
Stress Management For Supervisors - California Sheriff's Association
Corrections Crisis Interventions - American Corrections Conference
Conflict Resolution - Bill Naber & Associates
Mental Illness/Developmentally Disabled Responders - Buena Park PD
Excited Delirium: Preventing In-Custody Death - Santa Clara DOC
Understanding Self Injury - American Corrections Conference
Hostage Survival - Kern County Sheriff's Department
Managing Inmate Behavior - Bill Naber & Associates
Controlled Substances - OCSD
Drug Use Recognition - Costa Mesa Police Department
HIV/AIDS, Bloodborne Pathogens & Communicable Diseases - American Red Cross
Correctional Officer Core Course & Certification - OCSD
832 PC - Powers of Arrest - Rio Hondo Police Academy
Inmate Assaults - The Corrections Center
High Risk Inmates - Huntington Beach PD
Parolee Contacts - Sgt Ken Whitely
Street & Prison Gangs - Torrance PD
Radical Islamic Terrorism - Long Beach PD
Emergency Terrorism Incident Response - OCSD
Riots: Prevention & Handling - Sgt. Todd Dearmore
Employee Leadership & Management - SCCSD

MISCELLANEOUS RELATED TRAINING

CPR/First Aid, Fire & Life Safety, Cell Extractions,
Defensive Tactics, Use Of Force/Physical Control,
Sexual Harassment, Chemical Sprays, Medical Screening,
Life Threatening Food Allergies, Searching Techniques.