Dr. Mark Lerner is a clinical and forensic psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping people through challenging times. He is the president of Lerner Psychological Services, P.C. in Melville, New York.
As chairman and CEO of The National Center for Emotional Wellness, Inc., Dr. Lerner provides practical information, training, and support for organizations, corporations, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and emergency responders around the world. He enjoys working with organizations and corporations, prior to traumatic events, in the development of organization-based Crisis Management Teams.
Dr. Lerner has consulted with and presented at hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, airlines, universities and schools, police and fire departments, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the United Nations in New York and Paris, France. The U.N. has appointed him as an Expert Consultant with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.
Dr. Lerner works with the legal community, as a forensic psychologist, serving as an expert witness in cases involving traumatic stress and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and conducting psychiatric and psychological document reviews in personal injury, medical malpractice, and other civil matters. He is additionally involved in education matters, ensuring that children's needs are being appropriately addressed by schools.
Dr. Lerner works regularly evaluating law enforcement candidates—providing another set of eyes and ears for law enforcement agencies. He additionally conducts evaluations to determine if an individual is psychologically suitable to be issued a firearm.
As a supervising psychologist, Dr. Lerner works with clinicians, providing guidance and training as they accrue the requisite number of hours for State licensure.
Dr. Lerner is the founding president of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and former chairman of The National Center for Crisis Management. He is the originator and creator of the Acute Traumatic Stress Management (ATSM) intervention model, utilized around the world, and has authored books based on this model including Acute Traumatic Stress Management, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, A Practical Guide for School Crisis Response and A Practical Guide for University Crisis Response. He has additionally authored It's OK Not To Be OK ... During a Crisis, Surviving & Thriving ... Living Through a Traumatic Experience, and CrisisNotes.
Dr. Lerner created The Greatest CAREER to inspire and enlighten a new generation of mental health professionals.
Dr. Mark Lerner
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 102
Melville, NY 11747
"Challenges don't define us.
How we respond to them often does."
—Dr. Mark Lerner
“Dr. Mark Lerner is America's Traumatic Stress Consultant.”
Best Selling Author and Media Expert
“Dr. Lerner is able to facilitate learning not only through his contagious
passion and presence, but also through his groundbreaking
approach to addressing traumatic stress.”
Chairman of the Board,
Georgia Alliance to End Homelessness
“Thank you so very much for introducing Walgreens employees to the tools and knowledge necessary to cope with and ultimately overcome challenging life events. Your program was outstanding and is highly recommended to others. Your contribution to employees and
ultimately the organization was so greatly appreciated.”
Senior Manager, Training & Development
“Dr. Lerner is on the cutting edge of trauma studies and public education....
What has always been refreshing and essential about Dr. Lerner’s approach
is his inclusive philosophy and style. He has brought it to all people. He includes
all walks of life and professions in his very important work and message.”
—BEVERLY J. ANDERSON, Ph.D.
The Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program
Following is a partial list of organizations with which
Dr. Lerner has interviewed, consulted or trained:
CNN Headline News
Los Angeles Times
New York Post
Computer World Magazine
Stars & Stripes
U.S. News & World Report
New York Times
Chicago Sun Times
The International Herald Tribune
The Dr. Laura Berman Show
Palm Beach Post
CBS News Network News, Inc.
ABC World News Tonight
The Oregonian Newspaper
Military Spouse Magazine
CJOB Radio Winnipeg
National Burn Victim Foundation
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
National Center for Crisis Management
American Academy of Police Psychology
Editorial Board of Brief Treatment & Crisis Intervention
(Oxford University Press)
Columbine High School
Oceanside School District
East Hampton School District
Medical Wellness Archives
Law Offices of Robert B. Kronenberg, Esq.
Project TAHS: Technical Assistance in Homeland Security
Men's Health Magazine
Cobb County Public Schools
Sewanhaka Public Schools
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical
The Charlotte Observer
Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
South Carolina Department of Education
New Millennium Employee Assistance Services
Comprehensive Health Services
La Sorbonne, France
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Secret Service
Nassau County Police Department
Western New England College
Nassau Community College
University of Missouri
Half Hollow Hills Schools
Seaford School District
Baldwin Union Free School District
Nassau County Health Department, EMS
Nassau County Fire Service Academy
Schneider Children's Hospital
Nassau County Department of Health
N.Y. State Fire Service Academy
Prevention First, Inc.
Hole in the Wall Camps
Advantage Media, Inc.
Long Island Parents of Russian Adopted Children
The Adoption Annex
Addiction Technology Transfer Center National Office
CISM Perspectives, Inc.
Nassau County Fire Communications Bureau
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.
Hispanic Counseling Center
The Kathleen Show
Out of the Blue Radio Program
Life After Loss Radio Program
Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York
American Board of Mental Health Specialties
The Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit
CODE 3 Magazine
District Administration Magazine
CBS News, Boston
George Washington University
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Murrieta Valley Unified School District, CA
Nassau County Attorney’s Office, NY
NYSUT, New York Teacher
Breaking the Silence Radio Program
University of Paris
Montreal Children's Hospital
Delaware Department of Education
Imperial County Office of Education, CA
Public Schools of Plainfield, NJ
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Defense
Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Roosevelt Schools, NY
Life & Style Magazine
New-Fields Exhibitions, Inc.
The Audrey Chapman Show
WHUR FM Radio: 96.3
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
Ellenville Central School District
School for Language and Communication Development
Appoquinimink School District, DE
Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness
North Carolina School Social Workers’ Association
Stars & Stripes
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc
The Early Childhood Education Center
Holbrook Street Press
Labor and Industry for Education (LIFE)
Celebrity Lecture Agency
New York Student Safety & Security Conference
Du Plain Enterprises, Inc.
Doctor Radio on Sirius
NYU Child Study Center
Woman’s Health Magazine
Northeast Assisted Fertility Group
Miss Long Islang Pageant
Infragard Members Alliance, New York
Extreme Terrorism Consulting, LLC
Good Housekeeping Magazine
Judge, Miss Long Island Pageant
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Qatar Science & Technology Park
Gift of Hope
Citizens Commission on Human Rights International
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
Central Islip Public Schools
Closer Weekly Magazine
White Plains Performing Arts Center
Hogan & Cassell, LLP, Attorneys at Law
9/11 Tribute Center
Nassau County Civil Service Commission
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
National Military Family Association
New York City Police Department
Fire Department City of New York
In Touch Weekly
Life & Style Weekly
White Plains CitezNetReporter
Walgreens Security Operations Center
Horizon Pharma, USA
Hicksville Public Schools
Nevada Narcotic Officers Association
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Riverhead Fire Department
U.S. Coast Guard
Fertility Nurse Newsletter