About the Authors of
Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management Documents

Dr. Mark D. Lerner

Dr. Mark Lerner is a Clinical Psychologist, Author and Traumatic Stress Consultant who focuses on helping people during and in the aftermath of traumatic events. He is the Founding President of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (www.AAETS.org), founder of Mark Lerner Associates, Inc., Traumatic Stress Consultants (www.DrMarkLerner.com) and the originator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management intervention model (www.ATSM.org). Dr. Lerner wrote and produced the Academy’s best-selling book, It’s OK Not To Be OK™… Right Now: How to Live Through a Traumatic Experience (www.ItsOKNotToBeOK.com), and an audio book, Surviving and Thriving (www.DrMarkLerner.com). He is the Editor and Publisher of Trauma Response, the Academy’s official publication, and the coauthor of five additional publications. Dr. Lerner consults regularly with individuals and organizations—where he specializes in the education, training and implementation of Acute Traumatic Stress Management and the development of organizational crisis management teams. Most recently, Dr. Lerner was asked to serve as a consultant to the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. Dr. Lerner lives in New York with his wife and three children.

Dr. Raymond D. Shelton

Dr. Raymond D. Shelton is the Director of Professional Development with The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He has been a member of the Emergency Services community for 36 years, having served as a firefighter and paramedic. Dr. Shelton has been with the Nassau County, New York Police Department for 26 years serving as Director of Emergency Medical Training at the police academy. He holds certification from the New York State Health Department as an EMS Instructor Coordinator and from the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police as a Master Police Instructor. Dr. Shelton developed the Critical Incident Stress Management Peer Support programs for both the Police and Fire Services in Nassau County and currently serves as the Clinical Director for the Nassau and Suffolk County New York Critical Incident Stress Programs. Dr. Shelton is the author of EMS Stress, An Emergency Responderís Handbook for Living Well (Mosby Publications, 1994). In addition to his work with the emergency service population, Dr. Shelton maintains a particular interest in consulting with the corporate and industrial communities on the subjects of stress management, crisis response and the establishment of Trauma Response Teams in the workplace.

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