Clark, Ph.D.,Daniel W

Daniel W. Clark, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, and the Founder of Critical Concepts Consulting. He recently retired from the Washington State Patrol after nearly 28 years. As the WSP Department Psychologist, Dr. Clark provided treatment services, pre-employment psychological screening for multiple agencies, critical incident response, and consultation and training services. He has given numerous presentations and publications related to first responder issues, and specializes in trauma, PTSD, and suicide. He is a past-Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Psychological Services Section, a Colonel (Ret.) in the U.S. Army Reserves, and has been involved with Concerns of Police Survivors for 20 years.

Dr. Clark is a faculty member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and a recognized instructor for multiple courses, including the Group and Individual Critical Incident Stress Management and the Advanced Group and Advanced Individual Critical Incident Stress Management courses. He is the author of the Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention curriculum, and co-author of the Strategic Response to Crisis curriculum. He is a past editor for the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health & Human Resilience.

Dr. Clark routinely presents on a variety of topics including suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention; critical incident stress management; peer support; death notification; workplace violence; time, anger, and stress management; coping with change; communication skills; grief and loss; and related topics.