has been a high school
counselor for 14 years in Cobb County (suburban
Atlanta), Georgia. During his time as a counselor,
he was selected as county counselor of the year
in 2004. Prior to becoming a counselor, he worked
for several years as a special education teacher
and a counselor at several acute care psychiatric
hospitals working with children and adolescents.
He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Lasalle
University and is currently pursuing a second
doctorate in Educational Leadership.
He was a member of the development team involved
in the creation and implementation of the Crisis
Response Team for the Cobb County School District.
He still serves on the advisory board and as
a member of the Crisis Response Team.
Dr. Tavernaro is board certified in both traumatic
stress and school crisis response.
Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics
Assisting Individuals During a Crisis
Information and practical skills for intervening with
and guiding a person in a state of crisis.
Group Crisis Intervention and Management
Information and practical skills for Working with
large or small groups after a traumatic exposure.
Crisis Planning in Schools
Provides training in developing crisis response programs
for school personel.
Customized Crisis Intervention and Stress Management
Will work with organizations, agencies and communities
to develop a course specific to their needs.
is a list of organizations with whom Dr. Richard Tavernaro
has interviewed, consulted or trained:
Cobb County School District
Southeast Prevention Services
Kennesaw State University Futurequest Program