David F. Swink

David F. Swink

David is Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Strategic Interactions, Inc., an innovative training and development firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. Under his leadership, Strategic Interactions became known for its unique approaches to organizational development and performance improvement since its inception in 1990. David's work at SI has been featured by many national news media including "60 Minutes," The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

David has worked with organizations throughout the world as a consultant and trainer. David has worked with government agencies including the U.S. Senate, the CIA, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Secret Service, and companies such as Fidelity Investments, Boeing, The Carlyle Group, Ann Taylor, Deloitte & Touche, General Dynamics, Time Warner, and Booz Allen Hamilton, to name a few.

From 1977 to 1987, David was the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Training Program in Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. During his tenure there, David pioneered the use of sociodramatic approaches to train law enforcement and others how to communicate in life and death situations. In the wake of the Columbine shootings, David and other Strategic Interactions staff partnered with the Secret Service and the Department of Education to train thousands of school personnel in threat assessment to prevent targeted school violence.

David is Past President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. He is a certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama. He is also a Certified Threat Manager by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.

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Threat Management

This blog is about the research and practice of threat management to help keep workplaces and schools safe.  It focuses on the strategies of behavioral threat assessment.  Becuase I consult to many organizations on other topics, I occassionally write about other subjects related to emotional and social intelligence in the workplace.

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