Dr. Joe Holifield has been a practicing clinical psychologist and school psychologist for 25 years providing clinical neuropsychological assessment, individual therapy, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
His therapeutic experiences have ranged from working in institutions with youth who had severe psychiatric and behavioral conditions to working in private practice with youth who were referred for aggressive behavior. He has an expertise in ADHD interventions with a focus on executive functioning and memory coaching.
Dr. Holifield has taught courses in assessment, counseling and therapy, child development, and child-adolescent psychopathology at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Chapman University-Santa Maria Campus, Loyola University-Chicago, and Xavier University-Cincinnati. He has delivered numerous presentations, workshops, and papers on various topics that have included clinical assessment, developmental psychopathology, memory interventions, and executive functioning coaching.
Dr. Holifield has over 20 years of experience in the area of behavioral school threat assessment and is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). In the last five years, Dr. Holifield has narrowed his professional focus the field threat assessment.
Since 2019, Dr. Holifield has been Grant Coordinator of the Behavioral Health Assessment Response Project (B-HARP), a California MHSA INNovation Grant. B-HARP is designed to create a community-based threat assessment and response system with a mental health provider focus. Since 2018, he has made over 25 presentations on the topic of threat assessment to law enforcement agencies, school site teachers, school administrators, mental health professionals, and directors of mental health agencies. He has presented to the CA Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) and at the San Diego Chapter Meeting of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). Dr. Holifield has made media appearances to discuss threat assessment following school shootings on local talk radio and in local TV news segments.
John is a school psychologist and the retired director of security, safety, and risk management for the Salem-Keizer School District. He has more than 30 years of experience in preventive behavioral threat assessment and management, psycho-educational evaluation, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, and security and risk management systems consultation. He is recognized internationally as an expert in threat assessment and as a pioneer of multidisciplinary threat assessment.
The Community Threat Expert works with the Threat Management Coordinator and Community Partner Administrative Team in the planning and development of policies and procedures geared towards the coordinated effort of threat assessment, threat management, intervention, and threat monitoring.
To learn more about John Van Dreal's work and expertise, visit https://www.vandrealconsulting.com
Dr. Manny Tau is a clinical & forensic psychologist specialized in threat assessments and active threat management, and a Certified Threat Manager by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has been extensively used as a workplace/school-place/personal violence and threat management consultant throughout the United States. He also works with many recognized federal, state, county, city and private organizations in the development of their violence prevention programs and the implementation of Threat Management Teams, along with providing expert consultation and testimony for attorneys in the labor & employment, civil, criminal and family law arenas. Dr. Tau has over 24 years of experience performing threat assessment and threat management services in the private and public sectors, which included support of law enforcement agencies and professional security firms.
Dr. Tau serves as B-HARP's Clinical Threat Management Expert. The Clinical Threat Management Expert works with community partner teams to complete threat assessments side-by-side with the local Threat Management Coordinator. He works side-by-side with community partner staff as they conduct threat assessment analysis and facilitate the replication of Threat Assessment strategies and expertise in collaboration with the Threat Management Coordinator. The Clinical Threat Management Expert assists in the initial design and community partner team training programs and on-going clinical case reviews. The Clinical Threat Expert is available for case consultations and assists in the design of clinical forms, reports, and recommendations.
To learn more about Dr. Tau's work and expertise, visit http://www.nothreat.com