The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade reflect the growing national suicide rate. It is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of nearly 45,000 people in 2016. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state.Read More
From Dr. Park Dietz’s mouth to God’s ear: “When we engage in an obsessive questioning of why a shooter did it, we are granting their exact wish.” Dr. Dietz, a forensic psychiatrist and researcher, has personally evaluated many mass murderers and has provided expert testimony in numerous criminal trials. His conclusion (and here I quote from Hamlet rather than Dietz): “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.”Read More
World renowned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Park Dietz describes the six steps every media outlet should take to prevent the recurrence of copycat crimes, such as mass murder.
TAG is pleased to offer an exclusive advanced training experience in Newport Beach, CA, to qualified professionals who manage workplace misconduct risks in their organizations.
Participants will receive private instruction from TAG founder Park Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. Instruction is interactive, and an optional final examination is administered at the end of the course. Those successfully completing the course and final examination will receive TAG’s two-year certification in advanced workplace misconduct mitigation.Read More
After graduating with honors from the University of Colorado, Ms. Ambrozic earned a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is experienced in providing services and training in the areas of workplace misconduct mitigation, conflict management (including labor-management disputes), mediation, substance abuse, team building, and critical incident stress debriefing.
Ms. Ambrozic joined TAG in 2002 as a consultant in the management of workplace misconduct prevention programs and a specialist in the training of managers and supervisors.Read More
The hedge fund star Bill Ackman had taken to a stage in midtown Manhattan and accused the company of being a pyramid scheme, waging $1 billion that the company was a fraud. Shares plunged. The media went wild and some 3,000 miles away, inside the company's Los Angeles headquarters, CEO Michael Johnson was shell-shocked.
Few inside the glass-enclosed bubble of Herbalife's HQ had even heard of Ackman, no less what he might be up to in calling the company out so publicly.
It wanted to fight back, but how?Read More
“When we engage in an obsessive questioning of why a shooter did it, we are granting their exact wish,” said Park Dietz, one of the country’s foremost forensic psychiatrists.
Over the past three decades, Dietz has evaluated more than a dozen mass murderers, including the Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. And for Dietz, there is no mystery surrounding their motives.
The specifics may vary from case to case, he said, but the broad strokes always boil down to two elements: “First is the blaming of others for their own suffering or the suffering of someone they care about. The second is their quest for immortality.”Read More
In October of 2016, Ms. Whitwell joined TAG as an Analyst and Instructor in the assessment and management of threatening and concerning behavior, the prevention of violence, and the response to attacks in progress. Ms. Whitwell has particular expertise in conducting assessments and investigations into unwanted communications, harassment, threats, and stalking by known and unknown individuals.Read More
Threats, violence, and radicalization are just the tip of the workplace misconduct iceberg. Headlines abound with other human risks in the workplace:Read More