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Raymond B. Flannery Jr., Ph.D., FACLP, a licensed clinical psychologist, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He has also served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Boston College. For 10 years, he was Director of Training for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and has lectured extensively in Canada, Europe, and the United States. He is the author of 10 books and over 180 peer-reviewed papers in the medical and scientific journals on the topics of stress, psychological trauma, and violence. His work has been translated into 5 languages.
Dr. Flannery designed and fielded the Assaulted Staff Action Program (ASAP), a voluntary, peer-help, crisis intervention program for employee victims of violence. For the past 33 years, he has overseen the development of this program that has included 2,300 ASAP team members on 45 teams in 9 states, who have responded to more than 10,650 staff victims. ASAP is the most widely researched, published crisis intervention program in the world and has been selected as a best innovative practice by the provincial government of Ontario, Canada, and the federal government of the United States.
In 2005, Dr. Flannery received a lifetime achievement award for excellence in crisis intervention research from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.