George S. Everly

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George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D., A.B.P.P., F.A.P.A., F.A.P.M. is acknowledged as a pioneer in the fields of psychological trauma and disaster mental health. In 2016 he was rated the leading author in the world on the subject of psychological crisis intervention by PubMedPubReminer. He is an award-winning author and researcher. Dr. Everly holds appointments as Professor in the Center for Humanitarian Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Associate Professor (part-time) in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In addition, he has served on the adjunct faculties of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FBI’s National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Everly is co-founder of, and served as a non-governmental representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He was Senior Research Advisor, Social Development Office, Office of His Highness, the Amir of Kuwait, State of Kuwait. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Everly was a Harvard Scholar, visiting in psychology, Harvard University; a Visiting Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins' Homewood Hospital Center. He is the author of 20 books and over 100 papers. His online course Psychological First Aid has been rated one of the most popular online classes of all time.



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