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Dr. Mark Lerner

Melville, NY

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Mark Lerner, PhD

Chairman and CEO, The National Center for Emotional Wellness

Dr. Mark Lerner is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 35 years of experience helping people through challenging times. As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc., Dr. Lerner provides practical information, training, and support for organizations, corporations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and emergency responders around the world.

He has consulted with and presented at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, universities and schools, police and fire departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and the United Nations in New York and Paris, France. The United Nations has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

Dr. Lerner is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, utilized around the world, and has authored several books based on this model, including Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, A Practical Guide for School Crisis Response, and A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response.

 

Experience Highlights

  • Chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc.
  • Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security
  • Originator and Creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) Intervention Model

Expertise Highlights

  • Emotional Wellness
  • Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM)
  • Crisis Management
  • Forensic Psychological Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy and Comprehensive Reports

Education Highlights

  • MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University
  • Psychology Honor Society
  • President, Psychology Club

Bio

Dr. Mark Lerner is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 35 years of experience helping people through challenging times. He sees individuals, couples, and families in his office in Melville, New York and additionally works with clients virtually, online. 

As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc., Dr. Lerner provides practical information, training, and support for organizations, corporations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and emergency responders around the world. He enjoys working with organizations and corporations, prior to traumatic events, in the development of organization-based Crisis Management TeamsDr. Lerner has consulted with and presented at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, universities and schools, police and fire departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, and the United Nations in New York and Paris, France. The United Nations has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

Dr. Lerner is the founding president of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and former chairman of The National Center for Crisis Management. He is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, utilized around the world, and has authored several books based on this model, including Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, A Practical Guide for School Crisis Response and A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response. He has additionally authored It’s OK Not To Be OK … During a Crisis, Surviving & Thriving … Living Through a Traumatic Experience, and CrisisNotes. 

Dr. Lerner is also the creator of TruthJava.com (TruthJava, LLC), an emotional wellness digital venture that provides practical information, guidance, and support for people who have endured abuse, harassment, discrimination, or injustice. 

“Challenges don’t define us. How we respond to them often does.”

Experience

For over 35 years, Dr. Mark Lerner has been a leading expert in crisis management, acute traumatic stress management (ATSM), and emotional wellness.

He has interviewed with, consulted, or trained hundreds of organizations, including:

  • United Nations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Secret Service
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • CNN
  • Los Angeles Times
  • USA Today
  • New York Post
  • Newsweek
  • Reuters
  • Associated Press
  • New York Times
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • National Center for Crisis Management
  • Columbine High School
  • Oceanside School District
  • Adelphi University
  • University of Missouri
  • N.Y. State Fire Service Academy
  • Southwest Airlines
  • The Adoption Annex
  • Hispanic Counseling Center
  • George Washington University
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • Delaware Department of Education
  • Idaho Examiner
  • WHUR FM Radio: 96.3
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Catholic Health Services of Long Island
  • Walgreens Corporate
  • NYU Child Study Center
  • 9/11 Tribute Center
  • New York City Police Department
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • Horizon Pharma, USA
  • Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • U.S. Coast Guard

Expertise

As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc, Dr. Lerner is passionate about sharing his expertise and experience on the need for – and opportunities within – emotional wellness. He is also the founding president of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and former chairman of The National Center for Crisis Management.

Dr. Lerner is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, utilized around the world, has written several publications based on it, and has interviewed with consulted or trained hundreds of prestigious organizations. 

Publications

  • crisisnotes: Practical Suggestions for Living Through a Challenging Experience
  • It’s OK Not To Be OK® Series
  • Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management
  • A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response 
  • A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools

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