About Us

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Marc McElhaney, Critical Response Associates (CRA) is a national team of psychologists and behavioral specialists who specialize in the general areas of threat assessment and crisis management.

Our primary goal is to help organizations quickly and safely resolve and/or manage the events and conflicts that are disruptive, costly or potentially dangerous, which may include any critical situation that represents a risk to the organization or which may require experienced third-party intervention.

CRA goes beyond just providing generic psychological risk evaluations. Our associates have a long history of active involvement in the strategic decision-making process that helps to not just assess a case, but to find ways to safely manage and resolve it, in seamless integration with your leadership team. 

CRA has a 100% success rate in helping keep companies safe and secure by protecting employees from the impact of crisis and expensive litigation. When we walk away from a situation, everyone can walk away feeling safe.

In recent years, CRA has expanded its services to include workplace violence prevention programs and workplace violence training materials, developed based on what we have learned through our experiences in literally thousands of these cases.


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The Book

Learn more about Dr. McElhaney's book, Aggression in The Workplace