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Gordon Dodge, Ph.D., L.P.

Disaster Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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Gordon R. Dodge, Ph.D., LP

Mental Health and Psychosocial Psychologist

Dr. Gordon Dodge recently retired from the positions of president and clinical director for Lakes Area Human Services, Inc., Forest Lake, Minnesota. He has over 50 years of experience as a psychologist in clinical, consultative, and educational services. He continues to provide evaluation and advisory services to law enforcement agencies. He also heads up a consulting firm that addresses workplace and community crises and trauma as well as domestic and international mental health and psychosocial disasters and conflict incidents.

As a disaster psychologist he has extensive experience working with private industry, emergency services personnel, and other public agencies on a local, national and international basis. Also, he has had numerous international assignments; in the former Yugoslavia during their war (staff care), Kosovo (psychosocial evaluation team leader), Albania, the Burmese-Thai refugee camps, the Gujarat earthquake in India(psychosocial assessment and planning team leader), the KAL plane crash in Guam, development of the Worker Care Program for the Canadian Red Cross, and two consultation and training assignments to Nairobi in follow-up to the embassy bomb blast, two psychosocial missions to Pakistan in response to the Kashmir earthquake, a consultation and training assignment in Guyana in response to civil conflict, mass murders, and neighborhood violence, two missions to Haiti and training assignments in Zambia and South Africa.

Domestic assignments have included an Oklahoma city bombing hotline, Red River Valley floods, Hurricane Katrina, San Diego Wildfires, Hurricane Harvey, and several other natural disaster responses in the U.S. for the American Red Cross, served on their Critical Response Team, was assigned to a leadership position in New York following the World Trade Center attack, is an instructor in Psychological First Aid, and Critical Incident Stress Management. He has written, lectured, and provided training and program development extensively on many other aspects of trauma and disaster psychology nationally and internationally. Currently he is co-chair of the Psychosocial Section, World Association for Disasters and Emergency Medicine.

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