Psych Risk

Psychological Risk and Assessment Services Group

Psychological Threat Assessment
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.

Psychological Risk Mitigation
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.

Staff 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.

Staff 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.

Victim 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.

Clinical 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 or treatment.

Core Staff & Consultants

William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H., Group Leader, Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Chris E. Stout, Psy.D., M.B.A., Chicago, Illinois

Additional Consultants and/or Facilities may be associated with specific tasks and assignments.

William 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).

Dr. Reid’s 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.