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Robert Macy

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 Stress Management.

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.

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