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Disaster Mental Health


Preparedness, Response and Recovery


I provide Psychological First Aid and management of critical incidents to corporations, the community and agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Incidents might include: Acts of violence such as bank robbery, homicide, violence in the workplace, physical assault and personal injury, suicide, death due to illness/accident, workplace accident, job loss/reorganization including lay-offs, downsizing, termination, business closure, community violence, acts of terrorism, impact of natural disasters including earthquake, fire and mudslides.


I also teach and consult to mental health clinicians interested in providing disaster mental health interventions. And finally, I am a frequent media commentator on how to work with the community (children and adults) in the wake of a disaster.

Related Professional Activities


  • Chair, Disaster Response Network
    Alameda County Psychological Association Board of Directors (2006-2016)


  • Volunteer
    American Red Cross

Please feel free to contact me to explore the possibility of working together.

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