Lynn M. Van Male, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral Threat Management Program
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office, Washington DC
Office of Public Health, Occupational Health Strategic Healthcare Group (10P3D)
Psychologist, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team (PCT)
Portland VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychology
OHSU Department of Psychiatry
University of Missouri – Columbia, 2000
Internship: Portland VA Medical Center
Dr. Van Male is responsible for administering VHA’s Behavioral Threat Management Program, the mission of which is to promote the use of evidence-based violence risk and threat assessment practices to inform appropriate violence mitigation interventions. Dr. Van Male serves on international conference planning committees and scientific merit review boards, as well as numerous federal interagency work groups and technical advisory boards, addressing issues related to promoting a culture of safety in healthcare. She is a certified national Master Trainer in VHA’s Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior program, a front-line worker education program that trains personnel in the effective use of verbal de-escalation, physical safety, and therapeutic containment skills to address patient-generated disruptive and violent behavior. She has served continuously on Portland VAMC’s Disruptive Behavior Committee and Employee Threat Assessment Team since 1999. Dr. Van Male is the Vice President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), Northwest Chapter.
Violence Risk Mitigation