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Dr. Ryan served in the US Marine Corps from 1969 until 1975. Dr. Ryan was appointed to the Department of Psychology faculty at the University of South Carolina in 1985 where he was principle investigator for a State of South Carolina Office of the Governor Drug Control and System Improvement Program project that resulted in a validated screening and selection program for law enforcement officers Statewide. While on faculty at USC he authored multiple psychology textbooks study guides as well as publications in numerous FBI special reports. Dr. Ryan continues as an Adjunct Professor for the USC Psychology Department.
Dr. Ryan served as the Chief Psychologist for the SC Department of Public Safety and a sworn police officer from 1992 until 1999. During his tenure he provided operational assistance to the FBI, DEA, US Border Patrol, Michigan State Police, NS State Bureau of Investigation, SC Department of Public Safety and the Florida Hostage Negotiators. He is an FBI trained Hostage Negotiator and a co-trainer with the FBI Special Agents providing Crisis Negotiator training to local and State law enforcement officers. Dr. Ryan has provided direct expert technical assistance to the Department of Energy, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Technical Support Working Group.
Dr. Ryan is experienced in Operational Psychology and provides consultation and training to multiple Federal agencies. Specific operational consultation includes but not limited to: strategic advisor and consultant to Covert and Sensitive Operations as it relates to psychological, behavioral, and operational support involving counterterrorism, counterintelligence, surveillance, source assessments and criminal investigations. Provides training in all areas of Behavioral analysis and assessment with emphasis on detection of deception, interrogation/interviewing and innovation technologies in support of field operations.
Dr. Ryan is an active member of multiple relevant Police Psychological associations. Dr. Ryan has served as the President of APA Division 18 Police & Public Safety Section, President of the IACP Police Psychological Services Section, President of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and President of the Council of Police Psychological Services.
Dr. Gary Kaufmann has been a psychologist since 1969. After having completed a field placement with the Michigan Department of State Police as part of his doctoral training in 1980, he was appointed to the position of Staff Police Psychologist in the Michigan Department of State Police Behavioral Science Section in 1981. He provided a variety of mental health services to Michigan Department of State Police employees and their families. In 1986, he became Chief Police Psychologist for the Michigan Department of State Police Behavioral Science Section, supervising staff and overseeing the Section's program development and direction while continuing to provide mental health services, investigative support, and training.
As part of an investigative team, Dr. Kaufmann has provided criminal profiling, crime scene behavioral analysis, and investigative strategy consultation to assist officers in their apprehension of criminals. As a Michigan Department of State Police Emergency Support Team member, he shared the responsibility for selecting and continued training of the Team's crisis negotiators. During his career he was dispatched to approximately 400 SWAT calls for service. He also served as an internal management consultant, focusing on the organizational factors that influence the occupational stress of police officers.
Dr. Kaufmann's doctoral research was in the area of police officer occupational stress. He has published on such topics as police stress, hostage negotiation, hostage survival, undercover policing, police marriages, pre-employment psychological testing of police officer candidates, and organizational stress in police agencies. He has also produced training videos for police officers, addressing the topics of managing fear and dealing with police alcohol problems.
Dr. Kaufmann is former Chair of the Police Psychological Services Section for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and he became an IACP "Life Member" in October, 2006. He was also a longstanding member of the Police and Public Safety Subsection of the American Psychological Association. He continues to conduct workshops in stress management, stress of undercover policing, fear management, conflict resolution, violence in the workplace, critical incident management, and other areas in which psychological principles can be applied to law enforcement.
Subsequent to his retirement from the Michigan Department of State Police in 2003, Dr. Kaufmann became the Intervention and Prevention Services Coordinator for the Albion College Counseling Center. Additionally, he continued his police psychology private practice and consulted with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and police agencies throughout Michigan.
In January, 2005, Dr. Kaufmann moved to his "retirement" location and accepted a Counseling Center position as a staff clinical psychologist for The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina.
Because of his treatment specialty in trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder, he moved to South Carolina's Charleston Air Force Base in November 2006. In this most current position he is the point of contact for the Post Deployment Health Reassessment Program. His role is to screen, treat, and train Air Force personnel returning from deployment. He continues to remain active within the law enforcement community because he says that it is in his blood.
Dr. Kaufmann enjoys running, weight training, biking, skiing, travel, and is passionate about his bad golf.
Jon Moss received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1976 and finished a two year post-doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in 1978. He obtained his Clinical Psychologist License in 1982. Since that time, his practice has included providing mental health consultative services in both the private and public sector. He has been involved since 1986 with a number of public safety agencies, both local and federal, offering a wide range of mental health services. These services have included such activities as psychological assessments and evaluations, trauma intervention, psychotherapy, and management consultation. Since 1993, Dr. Moss has been involved with the leadership training programs offered by the United States Intelligence community both as a course facilitator and as an assessor/coach. In October of 2001, Dr. Moss was certified as a Diplomate in Police Psychology by the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. Dr. Moss has also been involved with the provision of management consultative, training, and coaching services to numerous private sector companies.