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 […]
This presentation reviews the nature of robbery and its effect on human beings. It explores systems in the workplace, and reviews best practices in responding to robberies.
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 […]
The natural state of living organisms is resilience. In the face of disruption, after the initial shock the most common reaction by far is to adapt, resolve, and recover. Many modern approaches to behavioral treatment, including those crisis response methodologies that say they are rooted in the concept of resilience, continue to focus on preventing […]
Unfortunately in our world environment today, we are seeing an increase in shootings in the workplace. When we are called upon to respond to these tragic events, how might our approach be the same or different?
The mental and physical health benefits of working are well documented, as are the health risks of being out of work. In fact, the negative health consequences of worklessness are substantially worse than a number of other well-recognized health risks. Why, then, does there remain an epidemic of needless worklessness in this country, and why […]
There is a clear and well-developed body of research showing that humans have two distinct psychobiological modes of violence and aggression response. One is Affective, or emotional; the other is Predatory, or targeted. Affective violence mobilizes the emotional “fight or flight” response system, towards thwarting off or evading a threat. Predatory violence mobilizes a more […]