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Professional Address

PO Box 485

204 Summit Avenue

Center City, Mn. 55012

(651) 303-2355(cell)





Home Address

PO Box 221

Center City, MN 55012, USA

(651) 257-1641














I. Current and Recent Professional Work (Administrative, Consultative, Clinical)


1980 – Sept, 2016 President, co-director, and chief psychologist - Lakes Area Human Services, Inc., a multidisciplinary outpatient mental health, employee assistance, and chemical dependency clinic. This position involves administrative, consultative, supervisory, educational, and clinical responsibilities. Specialized work includes program development and clinical skills in trauma,

forensics, panic disorder, and employee assistance.  


January 1990 - present: Trauma, Disaster Psychology, and International Consultant: This work involves assessment, consultation, training, debriefings,

defusing and other interventions with private industry, industry, public safety, and other organizations who experience critical incidents and disaster work. Services are provided to CISM teams, local, national, international Red Cross organizations, and other international humanitarian and refugee programs, and includes psychosocial assessment, occupational stress management, teaching, program planning and evaluation.


May 1987 - present: Law Enforcement Consultant: This position involves providing psychological assessments, personnel consultation, critical incident stress debriefings, fitness for duty evaluations, research, and training for applicants and staff of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and labor organizations.


January 1988 - present: Workshop Speaker and Trainer: Providing professional training and consultation on critical incident and trauma work, disaster psychology, psychological first aid, coping with deployment and individual and occupational stress management.



II. Earlier Professional Work


(. Clinical Director and Consulting Psychologist - Family Service St. Croix

(. Consulting Psychologist - Minnesota Department of Corrections

(. Consultant - Hazelden Foundation

(. Consultant - Mission Creek Ranch

(. Regional Special Education and Early Childhood Consultant - ECSU, St. Cloud State University

(. Special Education Systems Consultant - Pine County Special Education Cooperative

(. Project Administrator - Greater Lakes Area Regional Resource Center, and Great Lakes Area Learning Resource Center; Minnesota Department of Education

(. Systems Consultant - Minnesota Department of Education, Special and Compensatory Education Division

(. Program Consultant - Northwest Regional Education Center, Cumberland, Wisconsin

(. Coordinator - School Psychology and Social Work Services, Minnesota Department of




Education, Special Services Section

(. Consulting Psychologist - Federal Correctional Institution

(. Human Relations Consultant - Minnesota Indian Affairs Commission

·. Community Psychologist - Northern Pines Guidance Clinic

(. Consulting Psychologist - Governor’s Commission on the Prevention and Control of Crime, St. Paul, Minnesota

(. Program Consultant - Crookston Regional Inter-district Council for Special Education

(. Community Psychologist - Northwest Mental Health Center

(. Placement Consultant - Minnesota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

(. Project Developer - Minnesota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, St. Cloud Reformatory

(. Counselor in Charge - Minnesota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

(. Assistant Program Director - St. Joseph’s Home



College and University Teaching Assignments



June, 2003 Adjunct faculty, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. This position involved the course” Psychosocial Approaches in Disaster Preparedness”.

September 1978 - Faculty and Assistant Professor Status, St. Cloud State June 1980 University, St. Cloud, MN. This position, which developed into half-time status for the second year, included graduate school teaching of group methods, teaming, and community resource development, and early childhood-special education assessment methods.


September 1978 - Faculty (part-time), East Central Community College, Cambridge, September 1979 MN. This position involved the teaching of General Psychology to undergraduate students.


September 1973 - Faculty (part-time), Chapman College, Orange County, CA. This June 1975 position involved the teaching of child and adolescent psychology to students on military bases in Minnesota and Wisconsin.


September 1981 - Clinical supervision of graduate students. This includes Present supervising the clinical practice work of graduate students in several mental health fields in programs at the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s College, the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, and Luther- Northwestern Seminaries.





IV. Formal Education


1958 - 1959 St. Gregory’s College, Cincinnati, OH

1959 - 1960 St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN




1960 - 1962 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

B.A., Psychology major, sociology minor, December 1962

1964 - 1969 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Graduate work in general, experimental, and clinical psychology. M.A. in psychology. Thesis title: “The Use of the MMPI in Differentiating Early Multiple Sclerosis and Conversion Hysteria.”

1971 - 1972 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Graduate work in special education.

1974 - 1977 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Doctoral Program. Community Psychology.

Coursework in Psychopathology, measurement, social psychology, sociology, community organization, and community psychology. Administrative Fellow: Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Hospitals. Community Psychology Research Consultant Internship: Central Minnesota Mental Health Center. Preliminary paper, “The Application of Psychology to Rural Social Systems.” Dissertation, “The Relationship of Ideology, Job Codification, and Location to Community Mental Health Program Development.” Final orals passed and Ph.D. awarded on 11-1-77.


V. Licensure and Certification

June 1968 Certified as Psychologist, by the Minnesota State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

September 1970 Certified as School Psychologist, Level II, by the Minnesota Department of Education

January 1975 Licensed as Psychologist, by the Minnesota Licensing Board

June 1980 Licensed as Consulting Psychologist, by the Minnesota Board of Psychology - Current license number is LP1221

December 1981 Vocational Education License - Family Life, Parenting, and Health Occupations

June 1983 Certified by Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis

1991 - present American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Certification

Disaster Mental Health Instructor, Critical Response Team, Managerial Status



VI. Professional Affiliations (past and/or current)


American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

American Board of Forensic Examiners - Diplomat Status

American College of Forensic Psychology

American Psychological Association

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Association of Trauma Specialists

European Congress of Psychology

International Association for the Study of Pain

International Association of Chiefs of Police - Psychological Services Section

International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies

Global Awareness Society




Psychologists for Social Responsibility

World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine


Articles, Chapters, Papers, and Conference Presentations

Dodge, Gordon R. Disaster Psychology Workshop conducted at the WADEM Congress,

Capetown, South Africa, April 22nd, 2015.

Dodge, Gordon R. Community Psychology Workshop conducted at the University Teaching

Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, April 16th, 2015

Dodge, Gordon R. A Model for Psychosocial Assessment: Burmese Refugee Camps, paper

presented at the WADEM Congress, Capetown, South Africa, April 22nd, 2015.

Dodge, Gordon R.. Clinical and Community Psychology Interventions for Critical Incidents and

Emergency Phase Disasters, conducted at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka,

Zambia, April 15th, 2015.

Dodge, Gordon R. Lessons Learned, Unlearned, and Re-learned from 20 years work as an international disaster psychologist. Workshop conducted at the I.S.T.S.S conference,

Philadelphia, PA. November 9th, 2013.

Dodge, Gordon R. (2009) Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Plane Crashes: You Want to Help but Don’t Know How? , Minnesota Psychologist, 58(4), 9-10.

Dodge, Gordon R. And Williams, Robert (2007) Brief Ericksonian Community Therapy –

Community in Conlict as the Patient. Tenth Intenational Ericksonian Congress,

Phoenix, Arizona, December, 2007.

Dodge, Gordon R. & Sarwar, Naeem, (2007) Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of the Elderly

Kashmir Earthquake Survivors, Coping with Crisis, #2, June, 2007, Psychological

Reference Center, Danish Red Cross, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Dodge, Gordon R. (2006a) Assessing the psychosocial needs of communities affected by disaster. In G Reyes & G.A.Jacobs (Eds.) Handbook of International Disaster

Psychology.Vol.1, Fundamentals and Overview. Westport, CT. Praeger Publishers

Dodge, Gordon R. (2006b) In defense of a community psychology model for international psychosocial intervention. In G. Reyes & G.A.Jacobs(Eds.) Handbook ofInternational Disaster Psychology. Vol 1, Fundamentals and Overview. Westport, CT. Praeger Publishers.

Dodge, Gordon R., Matthews, Will, & Aube, Nicole. National Worker Care Plan and Protocol for the Canadian Red Cross. Canadian Red Cross National Headquarters, Ottowa, CA.


Dodge, Gordon R., & Matthews, Will. Worker Care Training Modules for disaster workers, supervisors and managers, and worker care personnel. Canadian Red Cross, National Headquarters, Ottowa CA. 2006.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Critical Incident Stress Management.” Twenty-eight two-day and eleven

one day presentations between 1995 and present

Dodge, Gordon R. “Understanding Workplace Trauma.” Eighteen workshops and presentations between 1996 and present

Dodge, Gordon R. “Psychosocial Needs Assessment and Recommendations for the Refugees in Ban Don Yang, NuPo, and Umpiem Mai Camps, Thailand.

Dodge, Gordon R. “ Psychosocial Needs Assessment in Emergency Situations”, International

Federation of the Red Cross Roster Meeting, Nottingham, UK, April, 2004.

Dodge, Gordon R. “ In Defense of a Community Psychology Model for International

Psychosocial Interventions” Psychologists for Social Responsibility Conference,

University of Maine, Orono, Maine, July, 2002.

Dodge, Gordon R. “When a Disaster Hits Our Community-Emotional Consequences-Useful Responses” , Arizona Association of Counties Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona,



November 15th, 2001.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Evaluation of the Kosovo Psychosocial Program”, The 4th International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on Psychological Support, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 18-21, 2001.

Dodge, Gordon R. “ Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of the Survivors of the Gujarat Earthquake”, Innovations in Disaster Mental Health Conference, August 19-21,2001

Rapid City, South Dakota

Dodge, Gordon R. “Kosovo Crisis - The Development of a Protocol for a Rapid Psychosocial Needs Assessment.” Global Awareness Society International Conference, New York, NY. May 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” 12th Annual Burn Care Today Conference, St. Paul, MN. May 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Introduction to Disaster Psychology.” Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference, Rutgers Resort, Garrison, MN. May 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Kosovo Crisis: Refugee and Staff Care.” International Disaster Management Conference, Orlando, FL. April 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “International Disaster Psychosocial Concepts and Status.” American Red Cross Retreat, Bulgaria. March 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Occupational Stress Management in International Work.” International Response Team Training, Nicaragua. March 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. Occupational Stress Management Protocol for the International Red Cross Delegate, American Red Cross. February 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. A Protocol for Psychosocial Needs Assessment in Complex Emergencies, American Red Cross. January 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. Literature Review - Psychosocial Needs Assessment in Complex Emergencies. American Red Cross. January 2000.

Dodge, Gordon R. “A Protocol for Psychosocial Needs Assessment in International Disasters.” International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Conference. Miami, FL. 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Intervention Methods in Response to the Embassy Bomb Blast.” Nairobi, Kenya. August 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Meeting the Emergency Psycho-Social Needs of Kosovo Refugees.” Study conducted and prepared for the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. May 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Kosovo Crisis - Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Kosovo Refugees.” Disaster Services meeting, St. Paul, MN. May 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “The Impact of Disaster on Emergency Responders and Their Families.” The International Disaster Management Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. February 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Staff Working in Yugoslavia.” International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Conference, Washington D.C. November 1998. Psychosocial Effects of Complex Emergencies Conference, Washington D.C. February 1999.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Follow-Up Mental Health Needs of Red River Valley Flood Victims.” Report conducted and prepared for the American Red Cross. October 1998.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Referring Children for Mental Health Services.” Crisis Nursery State Conference, Minneapolis, MN. April 1996.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Courtroom Testifying for the Mental Health Professional.” Center City, MN. October 1995.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Understanding Data Privacy.” Pine City, MN. June 1995.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Professional Supervision.” Stillwater, MN. April 1993.

Hwang, A.S., Dodge, G.R., and Dysken, M.W. “Alteration of Sleep Patterns in Recurrent Major  




Depression.” Annul of Clinical Psychiatry, 1990, 2, 103-105.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Understanding Chronic Pain.” General staff workshop, Cambridge Regional Service Center, Cambridge, MN. April 1988.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Panic Disorders - Treatment Methods and Their Relationship with Chemical Dependency.” Rehabilitation Staff, Hazelden Foundation, Center City, MN. March 1988.

Dodge, Gordon R. Personality Testing Norms for the Selection of State Patrol Officers, June 1987.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Integrating Community Resources with the Treatment of Sexual Offenders.” University of Minnesota Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. September 1984.

Dodge, Gordon R. “The Use of Groups in Classrooms.” School Psychology Institute, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI. April 27, 1983.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Child Study Systems for Preschool Emotionally Disturbed Children.” National Council on Exceptional Children Conference, Minneapolis, MN. August 1980.

Dodge, Gordon R. “A Comparison of Language Screening Methods.” Journal of Speech Therapy in Schools, published Fall 1980.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Rural Community Psychology Intervention Model.” National Community Mental Health Conference, San Francisco, CA. February 1980.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Mental Health Interventions in Rural Communities.” Community Programs Institute, Madden’s Lodge, Brainerd, MN. September 1976.

Dodge, Gordon R. “The Prediction of Post-Hospital Adjustment.” Unpublished manuscript, August 1976.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Statewide Development of Child Study Systems.” Pupil Personnel Services Journal. 1974, 3, 16-23.

Dodge, Gordon R. “Group Leadership Training for Educational Settings: Consideration and in In-Service Model.” Pupil Personnel Services Journal, 1971, 1, 19-23.

Dodge, Gordon R. and Kolstoe, Ralph H. “The MMPI in Differentiating Early Multiple Sclerosis and Conversion Hysteria.” Psychological Reports, 1971, 29, 155-159.

Dodge, Gordon R. and Dodge, Jerome P. An analysis of Current Thinking and Programs Related to Delinquency Prevention (unpublished), prepared for the Governor’s Commission on the Prevention and Control of Crime and Delinquency. November 1970.

Bartlett, R.M., Dodge, G.R., and Morgan, R.D. “A Training Model for Group Leadership.” The Social Worker. November 1970.



Offices Held - Appointed or Elected

President, Board of Directors, Lakes Area Human Services, Inc. Forest Lake MN.

Member, Board of Education, Chisago Lakes Area Schools, Chisago City, MN

. State of Minnesota Mental Health Construction Advisory Committee, Minnesota Department of Public Welfare, St. Paul, MN

Member, Board of Directors, Chisago County Council for Exceptional Individuals, Inc.,

. Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Masquers Theatre Company, Forest Lake, MN

. South Center Manor Advisory Committee, Center City, MN

. Member and past President, Board of Directors, Family Resource Center, Lindstrom, MN 

. Board Member, Sunrise Wellness Center, Inc., North Branch, MN

. Member, Board of Directors, Private Industry Council, SDA5 (Central Minnesota)

. Member, Chemical Dependency Advisory Committee, Health East One, Forest Lake, MN

. Member and past President, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts




. Member and past Chair, Minnesota Forensic Psychology Study Group

. Member, Board of Directors, Chisago Food Services, Inc. (Restaurant and Motel Development Complex)

. Co-Chair, Red Cross Disaster Stress Team, Twin Cities Metro Area

. Steering Committee, Central Minnesota, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team

Co-chair, Psychosocial Section, World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine



IX. Hospital Affiliations


Consulting and affiliate staff privileges have been held at Fairview Lakes Hospital, Wyoming, MN, North Shore Hospital, Grand Marais, Mn., and Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI.



X. Insurance Coverage


$1,000,000/$3,000,000 coverage.



XI. References


Available upon request.


XII. A Trauma and Disaster Psychology Resume is also available upon request.




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