Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell

  • Clinical Professor, Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland
  • President Emeritus, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • Member, United Nations Department of Safety and Security Stress Working Group


Jeffrey T. Mitchell, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Emergency , Health Services at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, Maryland and President Emeritus of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He taught elementary school science for three years. He earned his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland. After serving as a firefighter /paramedic he developed a comprehensive, systematic, integrated and multi-component crisis intervention program called "Critical Incident Stress Management." He has authored over 250 articles and 10 books in the stress and crisis intervention fields. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Emergency Management Institute of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills, and the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. He has been honored by the Austrian Red Cross with the Bronze Medal for his work in Crisis Intervention. Dr. Mitchell is board certified in traumatic stress and credentialed as a Diplomate and a Member of the Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He has been approved as a Certified Trauma Specialist by the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists. The United Nations has appointed him to the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Working Group on Stress.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Crisis Intervention and Psychological First Aid

Provides the foundations for providing crisis intervention services to a broad spectrum of people in distress.

Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Approved by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, this two day course offers detailed information and practical skills for intervening with and guiding a person in a state of crisis. Participant manuals and certificates of completion are available from the ICISF.

Group Crisis Intervention

Approved by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, this two day course provides detailed information and practtical skills for wirking with large, hetereogeneous groups as well as small, homogeneous groups after a traumatic exposure. Participant manuals and certificates of completion are available from ICISF.

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

This two day course is apporved by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. It provides detailed information and practical skills for managaing complex group crises such as death in the workplace or a suicide of a colleague. Participant manuals and certificates of completion are available from ICISF.

Strategic Interventions in Crisis

This is a two day course approved by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. It provides training in developing strategic crisis response programs. Participant manuals and certificates of completion are availble from ICISF.

Disaster Psychology

A course designed to assist organizations and communities in managing the psychological aspects of disasters.

Customized Crisis Intervention and Stress Management Courses

The author will work with organizations, agencies and communities to develop a course specific to their needs.


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

United States Marshals Service
Hershey Medical Center
American Psychological Association
Fire Department of New York
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Homelnad Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
United States Army
United States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
United States Coast Guard
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Fire Arms
United States Secret Service
United Nations
Howard County Police Department
Howard County Department of Frie and Rescue Services
Montgomery County Fire Department
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Baltimore Washington International Airport
Hong Kong Hospital Authroity
Singapore Department of Corrections
Swedish National Police
Shell Oil Company
Critical Incident Stress Management Foundation of Australia
German Army
German Air Force
Austrian Red Cross
Portuguese National Guard
Argentina Federal Police
Kuwait Department of Social Support
Miami, Florida Police Department
Salt Lake City School District
Chester County School District
Los Angeles United School District
Louisville School District
Riverside County California
Humbolt County California
Jacksonville, Florida Fire Department
Virginia Department of Health
Chicago Airprt Authority
Anchorage Police Department
Norwegian Air Force
German Air Traffic Control
Portuguese Air Traffic Control
United States Federal Aviation Administration
United States Weather Service
United States Department of Environmental Protection
Syncrude Canada
Federation of Fire Chaplains
Singpore Military Services
Motorola corporation
Staff Care, Belfast, Northern Ireland
American College of Emergency Physicians
International Association of Fire Fighters
International Association of Fire Chiefs
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alberta Safety Services
Boston Emergency Medical Services
European Psychological Society
Victory Memorial Hospital, Waukegan Illinois
Zero to Three, Washington, DC
Sedgewick County Police Department
New York State Fire Chiefs Association
Texas Department of Public Safety
Canadian Armed Forces
National Association of Search and Rescue
Downtown Hospital of New York
Arkansas State Police
Kansas State Police
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Center for Crisis Psychology, Bergen, Norway
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
American Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Southwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines
United Airlines
Air Alaska
Aloha Airlines
Air BC


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