Category: Disruptive Event

Mental Health Treatment Is Not the Cure-All in Stopping Gun Violence

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 23, 2018

In the New York Times was a well-written op-ed piece by Dr. Amy Barnhorst of UC Davis clearly outlining the limitations of traditional mental health treatment to prevent mass shootings. She does an excellent job of explaining the design of the involuntary commitment process, the role, and benefit of psychotherapy and the limitations of both. The […]

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

The Role of Engagement and Leakage in Mass Shootings

Posted by George L. Vergolias on February 16, 2018

By George Vergolias, PsyD, LP   On February 14th, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz woke up, seemingly did his regular morning routine, and later took an Uber to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, arriving at 2:19 pm EST. He then walked into the school and opened fire with an AR-15, killing 17 and wounding […]

Demystifying Resilience

Posted by Jeff Gorter on November 20, 2017

Resilience is a popular concept today, especially in the face of turbulent times and a seemingly endless series of mass tragedy events. Everyone is “pro” resilience, but what does that really mean – what does it look like? Is resilience a trait, something you’re born with and either have or don’t? Or is it a […]

Resilience is a Verb

Posted by George L. Vergolias on November 15, 2017

We hear lots of talk on resilience these days – developing resilience, qualities of resilience, raising resilient kids, and of course examples of resiliency. Often resilience is spoken of as a “thing,” a “quality,” or a “state” one enters, and it can take on a magical sort of essence. How do I get that, how […]

The Contagion Effect of Mass Shootings

Posted by George L. Vergolias on November 10, 2017

Ironic as it sounds in the United States, we’ve seen a burst of mass shootings and attacks in the past few months. Since June of this year we’ve seen 6 such attacks: 6/14/17 Alexandria, Virginia – firearm attack on a US Congressman and his aides at a baseball field; 1 killed, 5 injured 8/12/17 Charlottesville, […]

Disruptive Event Management – Onsite or Telephonic

Posted by Jessica Stogsdill on September 27, 2017

Disruptive events occur in the workplace more often than we would like to think. There are policies and procedures to handle the most common forms of disruption in the workplace but sometimes a policy is not enough. For example, a policy doesn’t help the clerk held up at gunpoint or employees who find out a […]

Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work

Posted by R3 Continuum on September 21, 2017

R3 Continuum’s Jeff Gorter, LMSW, was recently quoted in an article by Carrier Management entitled: “Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work.” The article discusses the unique role business leaders play after a disaster in helping their employees recover, return to work and return to life.  Follow the link below to read the article: […]

Disruptive Event Management: Why might it be important?

Posted by Dennis Potter on September 20, 2017

When an organization is hit with an event that carries the potential for impacting its employees in some fashion, it affects their ability to perform their work, which often affects the productivity of the organization, which, of course, can hit the bottom line. The organization can take a variety of responses, including the basic “ostrich […]