Robert Macy is the Director of Community
Services for the Trauma Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
He has 20 years experience doing clinical interventions
and academic research in the field of behavioral health,
crisis intervention, and traumatic incident management.
Robert conducts dozens of trainings annually on youth suicide
prevention, threat profiling, threat management and violence
prevention, and School and Community Based Critical Incident
Robert's research includes neuro-imaging
studies in human classical conditioning. Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder prevalence and comorbidity studies, dynamics
of adolescent suicide clusters, efficacy studies of neurophysiological
interventions after critical incidents, and school and community-based
trauma debriefing programs. Robert has presented at numerous
regional, national, and international conferences on suicide
dynamics, the developmental effects of trauma, the development
and implementation of school crisis plan management and
community-based critical incident response networks, child
and adolescent violence management and vicarious traumatization.
His area of in-depth knowledge include Critical
Incident Stress Management (C.I.S.M.) for large-scale natural
disasters, prevention and postvention for suicide attempts
and suicide completions, Community and School-based C.I.S.M.,
design and implementation of child-adolescent violence management
and wellness programs, neurophysiological-based clinical
interventions for clients with traumatic stress disorders
and Mind-Body Stress Reduction Protocols.
Since 1997 Robert has been working closely
with some of the top suicide researchers in the United States,
including Dr. Madelyn S. Gould, Professor of Clinical Public
Health (Epidemiology) in Psychiatry, Division of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University. During the 1997-1998
South Boston Suicide Cluster, the Department of Mental Health
placed Robert in charge of implementing the Suicide Contagion
Containment Protocols as specified by the Center for Disease
Control, Atlanta. Robert has continued to refine school
and community based youth suicide postvention and prevention
strategies presenting at state and national conferences
on promising research based prevention programs.