Jeffrey Pollard

Jeffrey Pollard
George Mason University | GMU · Department of Criminology, Law and Society

PhD, ABPP

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Introduction
From 1978 to 2012 I worked in university and college counseling centers, the last 30 as director. I was fortunate to also have the opportunity to serve on faculty at each of the institutions where I worked. The experience listed on researchgate.net reflect my faculty experience.
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - present
George Mason University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • CRIM 795/490 Threat Assessment, 8/13 – current
January 2013 - October 2016
George Mason University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2009 - May 2016
George Mason University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • PSYC 999 Dissertation Committee, 3/09 – current PSYC 892/592 Threat Assessment, 8/12 – current PSYC 881 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology, 8/12 – 5/16 PSYC 799 Master’s Thesis Committee, 3/09 – current

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Publications (48)
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In some recent cases of lone-actor terrorism, there is evidence the subject acted impulsively, often in response to a triggering event which contained a loss and humiliation. Evidence suggests the subjects acted precipitously, despite planning and preparation carried out in the preceding weeks or months, and their attacks failed to include the ofte...
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The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) recently instituted important changes to formalize recognition of benchmark skills in threat assessment, specifically through the Certified Threat Manager exam first administered in August 2015. Also recently, a group of ATAP members, including members who work and practice in higher educati...
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The authors respond to Goodwin’s (2014) Threat Assessment: Are We Using the Wrong Nets? and use that article as a springboard to discuss various aspects of the threat assessment and management process. We find that Goodwin misses critical elements of the threat assessment and management process, conflates the process with two types of risk assessme...
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The stigma of having psychological problems is a barrier to seeking mental health treatment, but little research has examined whether this stigma influences the experiences of those in treatment. In a sample of 42 psychotherapy clients, we explored links over the first few sessions between 2 facets of stigma (self-stigma and perceived public stigma...
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This article reviews empirical studies of the role of college roommate rela- tionships in students’ mental health and college adjustment. We propose a systemic conceptualization of roommate relationships that highlights roommates’ interdependence and origins of roommate relationship dy- namics. We discuss practice implications for student affairs p...
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This article provides an overview of threat assessment and management as implemented on campuses of higher education. Standards of practice and state calls for implementation are cited. An overview of some of the basic principles for threat assessment and management implementation is accompanied by examples of how they are utilized. Pitfalls inhere...
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Although specialty board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has been a valued standard for decades, the vast majority of counseling psychologists do not pursue board certification in the specialty. The present article provides a brief history of board certification in general and some historical information about...
Technical Report
This guide is a powerful training tool to assist campus threat assessment teams with self-guided opportunities to develop, refine, and enhance their behavioral threat assessment processes. Its design will help teams ensure they have a working knowledge of the nature and process of violence, how to identify persons at risk, reporting and assessing c...
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University and college counseling center personnel are engaged in debate which seeks to determine whether providing treatment to those who are coerced to participate is appropriate. Current contributions to the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy seek to demonstrate the efficacy and the folly of such activity. Gilbert and Sheiman's arguments f...
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The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey was administered to 2,642 students between 1993 and 1996 at three liberal arts colleges. Overall, the average predicted drug use was significantly higher (p <0.0005) than the average reported use for 8 of the 11 drugs surveyed. However, an analysis by level of reported use for the three most popular drugs (tobacco,...
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Impulse control manifested in following or low-level stalking behavior is treated using stage-specific interventions described by Prochaska. This approach suggests that therapy address the particular stage at which the client is working as well as the conditions of the diagnosis. Dialogue is employed to illuminate both stage and therapeutic interve...
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A treatment protocol for rape and other violence perpetrators is proposed. Philosophy, assessment, and a treatment curriculum are examined along with resistance to such treatment programs.
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Describes a procedure for making counseling/medical referrals for college students with eating disorders. Four levels are discussed: (1) gathering information and assessing the appropriateness of possible intervention, (2) documentation of unusual eating behavior, (3) confrontation by a professional staff member, and (4) possible removal from resid...
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The study explored the modality specific hypothesis of imagery concreteness. Twenty-four male and female deaf and hearing adolescents learned lists of paired associates that were either high visual and low auditory imagery words or the obverse. It was predicted that the deaf group would perform as well as the hearing group with pairs of high visual...

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Projects (2)
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Complexity science and the interdisciplinary field of computational social science offer new scientific paradigms and computational tools well suited to the study of complex and dynamic phenomena like mass violence.
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We are looking at the training, supervision and experience that exists within college counseling centers that qualifies practitioners to provide violence risk assessments. We have survey self-report data from a sample of convenience that we are evaluating