Dr. George S. Everly, Jr.

  • Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
    International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness


Dr. George Everly is co-founder of, and Representative to the United Nations for, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, a non-profit United Nations-affiliated public health and safety organization. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness and serves on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Loyola College in Maryland. In addition he serves on the adjunct faculties of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the FBI National Academy. 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 Chief Psychologist and Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Johns Hopkins' Homewood Hospital Center.

He is the author, co-author, or editor of 14 textbooks and over 100 professional papers. Among his texts are Mental Health Aspects of Disasters: Public Health Preparedness and Response (Johns Hopkins, 2005), Pastoral Crisis Intervention (2007), Psychological Counterterrorism and World War IV (Chevron, 2005), Personality Guided Therapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (APA, 2004), Critical Incident Stress Management, 2nd Edition (Chevron, 1999), Psychotraumatology (Plenum, 1995), Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, 3rd Edition (Chevron, 2001), A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response, 2nd Edition (Plenum, 2002).

Dr. Everly has won numerous awards receiving the Certificate of Honor from the Baltimore Police Department, the Honor Award from the American Red Cross, the Leadership Award from the American Red Cross, and the Maryland Psychological Association's Award for Scientific Contributions to Psychology. Dr. Everly was the recipient of the University of Maryland’s College of Health and Human Performance’s 50th Anniversary Outstanding Alumni Award and was recognized as a “Pioneer in Clinical Traumatology” by the Traumatology Institute of the Florida State University. He served as the Mental Health Chairperson for the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, where he was co-founder of the disaster mental health network. He has given invited lectures in 22 countries on 6 continents. His works have been translated into Russian, Arabic, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Korean, and Spanish. His biography appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Psychology of Terrorism: 7 Things You Need to Know About Terrorism
Presentation Length: one hour to one day

Pastoral Crisis Intervention
Presentation Length: one hour to two days training

Psychological First Aid Training: The Evidence-Based Johns Hopkins Model
Presentation Length: one hour to one day

Strategic Stress Management : A New Approach to Managing Stress
Presentation Length: one hour to One day

Strategic Planning in Disaster Mental Health
Presentation Length: one hour to two days

Crisis Leadership
Presentation Length: one hour to one day

Updating Critical Incident Stress Management
Presentation Length: one day

Following is a partial list of organizations with whom Dr. George Everly has interviewed, consulted or trained:

FBI National Academy


NJ State Police


University classes/lectures:

Johns Hopkins University

University of Maryland

Loyola College in Maryland

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Dr. Everly
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