Kevin Becker, Psy.D.
Dr. Kevin Becker is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in trauma and crisis intervention for nearly 25 years. He serves as Director of the Massachusetts Victim Assistance Academy for the MA Office of Victim Assistance. He is formerly Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry in Harvard Medical School's Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Becker also served as Director of the Institute for Trauma & Crisis, a division of the Continuing Education Program Inc., at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He organized and participated in responses following the Boston Marathon bombings, September 11th attacks, the 2004 South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the Pakistan earthquake. He is the former director of the Trauma Center in Boston, an international research and treatment facility. He was founding chairperson of the Massachusetts Disaster Response Network for the Mass. Psychological Association, and he was formerly a Vice President with Marsh Crisis Consulting, part of Marsh USA. He advises communities, public, and private organizations on how best to prepare for crisis and provide effective responses for their members, employees and other stakeholders.
Jeffrey Weir, MA LCMHC
Jeffrey has over fifteen years of experience in the field of traumatic stress and disaster response and is a senior partner of ORI Consulting. He received his Masters degree in Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and has been a supervisor at The Trauma Center in Boston since 1999. Jeffrey has provided training and consultation throughout the U.S. and Europe on issues related to trauma and stress and has worked with corporate and governmental organizations following varying degrees of crisis including workplace violence incidents, mergers and acquisitions, acts of terrorism including New York after 9/11 and natural disasters including hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He has worked with numerous and diverse groups including police, fire and other first responders, court personnel, school systems, federal law enforcement, corporate and manufacturing industries.