About the Authors of
A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Fifth Edition



Dr. Mark D. Lerner

Dr. Mark D. Lerner is a Clinical Psychologist, Author, Speaker and Traumatic Stress Consultant who focuses on helping people during times of crisis. He maintains a clinical practice on Long Island, New York and regularly consults with individuals and organizations around the world. Dr. Lerner is the former Chairman of the National Center for Crisis Management and founding President of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He is the originator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management intervention model and has authored several books based on this model (www.ATSM.org, www.SchoolCrisisResponse.com and www.UniversityCrisisResponse.com). Dr. Lerner frequently works with the legal community, serving as an expert witness in cases involving traumatic stress, and with groups and organizations in the development of organizational-based crisis management teams. The United Nations has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. Dr. Lerner is presently engaged in developing his book, audio book and presentation series, It's OK Not To Be OK (www.ItsOKNotToBeOK.com).




Dr. Brad Lindell

Dr. Brad Lindell is the Vice President of The National center for Crisis Management. He is a Clinical Psychologist and serves as the Executive Director of Operations for Mental Health Document Review (MHDR) - a psychological cost containment company. Dr. Lindell frequently consults with the insurance industry in the detection of unnecessary and fraudulent psychological claims. He has been called upon by the legal community and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Dr. Lindell has served as a statistical and research consultant to corporations an governmental agencies for over twenty years. He has served as an Adjunct Professor for Hofstra University and Dowling College where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in research and statistics, and psychological and educational measurement. As a School Psychologist, Dr. Lindell works for the Connetquot School District in New York.


Dr. Joseph S. Volpe

Dr. Joseph S. Volpe is a Clinical and School Psychologist, and works in the Farmingdale School District in New York. Dr. Volpe specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals experiencing traumatic stress as well as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He is the Program Coordinator for the Institute for Attentional Disorders, a division of Long Island Psychological Associates, P.C. Dr. Volpe has held Adjunct Professor positions in the Psychology Department at Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus and the Sate University of New York/College at Old Westbury.


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