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About Dr. Lerner



Dr. Mark Lerner is a clinical and forensic psychologist with 38 years of experience helping people through challenging times. He sees individuals, couples, and families in his office in Melville, New York, and works with clients virtually and online. Lerner Psychological Services, P.C. specializes in Forensic Psychological Evaluations, Psychological Record Reviews, Psychotherapy and Comprehensive Reports, Extrajudicial Agreementsand the independent evaluation of law enforcement candidates.


As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc., Dr. Lerner provides practical information, training, and support for organizations, corporations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and emergency responders worldwide. He enjoys working with organizations and corporations before traumatic events in developing organization-based Crisis Management Teams. Dr. Lerner has consulted with and presented at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, universities and schools, police and fire departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the United Nations in New York and Paris, France. The United Nations has appointed him an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.


Dr. Lerner is the founding president of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and former chairman of The National Center for Crisis Management. He is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, which is utilized worldwide. He has authored several books based on this model, including Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, A Practical Guide for School Crisis Response, and A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response. He has authored It's OK Not To Be OK ... During a Crisis, Surviving & Thriving ... Living Through a Traumatic Experience, and CrisisNotes. 


Dr. Lerner is the creator of (TruthJava, LLC), an emotional wellness digital venture that provides practical information, guidance, and support for people who have endured abuse, harassment, discrimination, or injustice. 


“Dr. Mark Lerner is America's Traumatic Stress Consultant.”



Media Expert and Best-Selling Author



“Dr. Lerner is able to facilitate learning not only through his contagious

passion and presence, but also through his groundbreaking 

approach to addressing traumatic stress.”



  Chairman of the Board, 

  Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness



“Thank you so very much for introducing Walgreens employees to the tools and knowledge necessary to cope with and ultimately overcome challenging life events. Your program was outstanding and is highly recommended to others. Your contribution to employees and ultimately the organization was so greatly appreciated.”



  Senior Manager, Training & Development

  Walgreen Co.


“Dr. Lerner is on the cutting edge of trauma studies and public education....

What has always been refreshing and essential about Dr. Lerner’s approach

is his inclusive philosophy and style. He has brought it to all people. He includes 

all walks of life and professions in his very important work and message.”



  Clinical Director/Administrator

  The Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program



Following is a partial list of organizations with which 

Dr. Lerner has interviewed, consulted or trained:


CNN Headline News

Los Angeles Times

USA Today

New York Post

Computer World Magazine


Self Magazine

Stars & Stripes


Associated Press

U.S. News & World Report

New York Times

Chicago Sun Times

The International Herald Tribune

The Dr. Laura Berman Show

Sacramento Bee

Palm Beach Post

Today Show


Comcast CN8

Dateline NBC

CBS News Network News, Inc.

ABC World News Tonight

Primetime Live


The Oregonian Newspaper

Military Spouse Magazine

CJOB Radio Winnipeg

National Burn Victim Foundation

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

National Center for Crisis Management

Hofstra University

American Academy of Police Psychology

Editorial Board of Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention
(Oxford University Press)

Columbine High School

Oceanside School District

East Hampton School District

Medical Wellness Archives

Greeley Tribune

Law Offices of Robert B. Kronenberg, Esq.

Project TAHS: Technical Assistance in Homeland Security

Men's Health Magazine

Cobb County Public Schools

Sewanhaka Public Schools

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical

The Charlotte Observer

Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
South Carolina Department of Education


New Millennium Employee Assistance Services

Comprehensive Health Services

La Sorbonne, France

United Nations

Federal Bureau of Investigation

United States Secret Service

Nassau County Police Department

Adelphi University

Western New England College

Nassau Community College

University of Missouri

Half Hollow Hills Schools

Seaford School District

Baldwin Union Free School District

Nassau County Health Department, EMS

Nassau County Fire Service Academy

OK Magazine


Schneider Children's Hospital

Nassau County Department of Health

N.Y. State Fire Service Academy

Southwest Airlines

Prevention First, Inc.

Hole in the Wall Camps

Advantage Media, Inc.

Long Island Parents of Russian Adopted Children

The Adoption Annex

Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office

CISM Perspectives, Inc.

Nassau County Fire Communications Bureau

Iona College

Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.

Hispanic Counseling Center

The Kathleen Show

Out of the Blue Radio Program

Life After Loss Radio Program

Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York

American Board of Mental Health Specialties

The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit

CODE 3 Magazine

District Administration Magazine

CBS News, Boston

George Washington University

Friends Academy

Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Access Hollywood

NBC Universal

Murrieta Valley Unified School District, CA

Connetquot Schools

Islip Schools

Wantagh Schools

Nassau County Attorney’s Office, NY

NYSUT, New York Teacher

Breaking the Silence Radio Program

University of Paris

Montreal Children's Hospital

Delaware Department of Education

Idaho Examiner

Imperial County Office of Education, CA

Public Schools of Plainfield, NJ

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Defense


Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 

Roosevelt Schools, NY

Life & Style Magazine

New-Fields Exhibitions, Inc.

The Audrey Chapman Show

Rowan University

WHUR FM Radio: 96.3

Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Ellenville Central School District

School for Language and Communication Development

Appoquinimink School District, DE

Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness

North Carolina School Social Workers’ Association

Stars & Stripes

Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Walgreens Corporate

Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc

The Early Childhood Education Center

Holbrook Street Press

Labor and Industry for Education (LIFE)

4Real Entertainment

RBK Pediatrics

Celebrity Lecture Agency

New York Student Safety & Security Conference

Du Plain Enterprises, Inc.

Doctor Radio on Sirius

NYU Child Study Center

Woman’s Health Magazine

Esparza Speakers

Northeast Assisted Fertility Group

Miss Long Islang Pageant

Infragard Members Alliance, New York

Extreme Terrorism Consulting, LLC

Good Housekeeping Magazine


Judge, Miss Long Island Pageant


Healthful Diabetes

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Qatar Science & Technology Park

Gift of Hope

Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy

Central Islip Public Schools

Closer Weekly Magazine

SunnySpot Entertainment

White Plains Performing Arts Center

Hogan & Cassell, LLP, Attorneys at Law

9/11 Tribute Center

Nassau County Civil Service Commission

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

National Military Family Association

New York City Police Department

Fire Department City of New York

Davenport Theatre

In Touch Weekly
Life & Style Weekly
Closer Weekly 

White Plains CitezNetReporter

Walgreens Security Operations Center

Horizon Pharma, USA

Hicksville Public Schools

Nevada Narcotic Officers Association

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Riverhead Fire Department

U.S. Coast Guard

Fertility Nurse Newsletter

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