Risk and Assessment Services Group
We assess the threat of serious psychological damage or mission-relevant
problems related to specific personnel assignments, generic
types of assignments or work settings, geography and theater,
and regional culture.
We develop specific mitigation strategies for potential psychological
damage from assignment, setting, or theatre threat or risk,
including pre-deployment (pre-assignment) prevention, field
modification or intervention, and evacuation planning.
Assessment and Preparation
We psychologically assess, using various testing and interview
techniques, staff and potential staff prior to international
assignment, during assignments and, when required, remotely.
and Executive Clinical Evaluation, Referral and Treatment
We provide confidential clinical evaluations (and, when required,
treatment referrals) related to executive competency, employee
fitness for duty, drug and alcohol abuse, threats by employees,
and alleged employee harassment. In some matters, we work through
organization or company counsel.
Assessment and Care
We perform diagnostic and clinical assessments, and provide
or recommend care when appropriate, to individuals in the field
as well as their family members (e.g., in situations of detainment,
incarceration, or other loss). Emergency assessments may be
carried out remotely when required. Care provided or arranged
may include individual or group crisis intervention/mitigation,
interim care, or long-term care and follow-up.
Facility Risk Assessment and Management
We assess the clinical standards, workplace safety, and facility
safety of psychiatric hospitals and other mental health facilities,
as related to risk to patients or staff from psychiatric illness
Staff & Consultants
H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., Group Leader, Horseshoe Bay,
J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., San Diego,
Chris E. Stout, Psy.D., M.B.A.,
Consultants and/or Facilities may be associated with specific
tasks and assignments.
H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., practices clinical and forensic psychiatry
near Austin, Texas. His degrees are from the University of Minnesota,
University of California, Davis, and University of California,
Berkeley. His work has included government and organization consultation,
individual clinical practice, clinical teaching, research, clinical
administration, and system management in the private, public,
and academic sectors. He served as Director of Mental Hygiene
for a large military training base largely involved in preparation
for overseas duty. During his career, he has provided law enforcement
and military consultation as well as clinical and administrative
oversight of large mental health facilities and systems. He is
currently a clinician and forensic expert, providing direct and
consultative services to organizations, governments, and individuals.
He is a past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and
the Law and a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Reid is
clinical or adjunct professor of psychiatry at three medical schools,
and on the consulting staff of several regional hospitals. He
has trained scores of psychiatrists and psychologists, is on the
editorial boards of over a dozen professional journals (many related
to violence or risk) and national psychiatric examinations. He
is also an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
He is a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, the American
Psychiatric Association, and the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
and is listed in various biographical publications (including
Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare,
and Best Doctors in America).
international experience includes consultations, teaching, and
invited lectures in a dozen countries of Europe and Asia. He was
one of three U.S. representatives to the International Conference
on Psychiatric Classification at Cambridge University, has been
a visiting professor of psychiatry at Hunan Medical University
in Chang Sha, and has worked with psychotherapy trainees in Istanbul
and Zagreb. He performed remote consultations in rural Turkey
and Tajikistan, and was U.S. observer to the Council of Presidents
of the socialist countries' psychiatric societies in Sofia, Bulgaria.
His professional publications include over 150 articles and book
chapters, many of which focus on violence, terrorism, psychological
risk, victims of violence and terrorism, and the like. His work
and forensic practice have included matters involving executive
and workplace threats in the U.S. and elsewhere, hostage victims
and perpetrators, U.S. workers kidnapped and/or imprisoned in
other countries, fitness for special duty, and emotional damage
to victims of violence or kidnapping and their families. He has
written, edited, or co-edited 15 psychiatric texts, including
Terrorism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and The Treatment
of Psychiatric Disorders.
Meloy, Ph.D., is a board-certified forensic psychologist in
independent practice. Dr. Meloy is associate clinical professor
of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and
adjunct professor at its School of Law. He is past president of
the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and a Fellow of both
the Society for Personality Assessment and the American Academy
of Forensic Sciences.
specializes in direct and indirect (remote) psychological and
personality assessment. He is a recognized expert on the Rorschach
("inkblot") Psychodiagnostic Test and is skilled in
a variety of other psychological tests and measures. He is a consultant
to the Behavioral Analysis Program of the Counterintelligence
Division of the FBI, and an invited lecturer at the FBI Academy
(Quantico), CIA, and NSA. He has been a retained consultant and
expert witness in both civil and criminal investigations and trials
throughout the U.S., and was the forensic psychology expert for
the prosecution of Oklahoma City bombing defendants Timothy McVeigh
and Terry Nichols. He lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe
on his specialties, including psychopathy, severe antisocial behaviors
and disorders, stalking, violence risk, and threat assessment.
His most recent work focuses on investigation and analysis of
what he terms the "violent true believer."
is the author or co-author of 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers
and seven books, including The Psychology of Stalking (1998),
Violence Risk and Threat Assessment (2000), and The
Mark of Cain (2001). He has received several awards and commendations
for his work, most recently the first National Achievement Award
from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
Stout, Psy.D., M.B.A., Chicago, Ilinois, is a clinical psychologist
with university professorships in psychology and governmental
affairs. He is Chief of Psychological Services for the Illinois
Office of Mental Health, has served as an NGO Special Representative
to the United Nations, was a Baldridge Award examiner, served
as a White House advisor on national education, and was appointed
to the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders of Tomorrow 2000.
recently produced an internationally praised four-volume text,
The Psychology of Terrorism, and has authored or edited
over 300 papers and 29 books or manuals, translated into 6 languages.
He has lectured in the U.S. and 17 other countries. One of the
most cited psychologists in the scientific literature, he has
been chief of psychology in several centers and was Senior VP
of an integrated behavioral healthcare system.
was educated at Purdue, Newport, The University of Chicago's Graduate
School of Business, Forest Institute, and Harvard Medical School
(in neuro-developmental behavioral pediatrics). He was Purdue's
Distinguished Alumnus in 1991, the Illinois Psychological Association's
Distinguished Psychologist of the Year in 1999, and the APA's
Heiser Award winner in 1999, in addition to over 50 other awards.
Dr. Stout founded STOUT VENTURES and Global Initiatives
(an affiliate focused on pharmacogenomic and medical education
in developing countries). His activities include missions with
the Flying Doctors of America to Vietnam, Rwanda, and Peru, and
War Child in Russia. He has worked with HeadStart, Amnesty International,
RWJ Foundation, the Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, and Psychologists
for Social Responsibility. He helped develop a kindergarten for
AIDS orphaned children in Tanzania, and was a delegate to the
State of the World Forum in Belfast. He is listed in Fast Co.'s
Global Fast 50 nominees and in Richard Saul Wurman's 1000:
The Most Creative Individuals in America.