Dr. Michael T. "Mick" Maurer is a crisis management expert prepared to train
individuals to be resilient for themselves, their families and their businesses in
New York and throughout the world in response to all hazards which include
terrorism and other potential manmade/systemic/natural disasters.

Mick is a Specialist in the areas of Disaster Mental Health and its treatment (CBT, CISD/CISM,
EMDR, CCP, SIT CAP-ART, and Psychological First Aid), Individual & Collective Responses to
Disasters, the Role of Religion in the Understanding of Disasters and Terrorism, Disaster Chaplain
Training, and Research & Analysis Methods in Disaster Management.  
Specializing in the
Impact of Violence, Disaster, and War & Terrorism upon Adolescent Development.

Also, Dr. Mick is trained in Adlerian Individual Psychology, in Modern Psychoanalysis,
Adolescent Development, and EAP/Substance Abuse Counseling & Research.  He has a strong
background in Curriculum Writing for Emergency & Disaster Management, Critical Infrastructure
Protection, Business Continuity, Homeland Security and Strategic Inteligence as well as in
Adlerian Individual Psychology Techniques/ Adlerian Group Therapy/Adlerian-Dreikurian Child
& Adolescent Therapy with Parenting Education, and the Adlerian & Corsini Four-R System
Individual Education Instructional Techniques.

    Services Provided

  • Curriculum Development
  • Disaster Management
  • NIMS/ICS Training
  • Incidents of National
    Consequence Training
  • Exercise, Drills & Table Top
    Training & Creation
  • CAMEO Suite
  • IRVS
  • PS-Prep
  • Distance Learning
  • Mental Health All-Hazards
    Disaster Planning
  • Trauma & Loss Research &
  • Individual & Collective
    Responses to Disasters
  • Disaster Exposure & PTSD
    Ego State Therapy, Psych
    First Aid Training
  • Disaster Chaplain Training
  • Crisis Counseling Assistance
    & Training (CCP)
  • Structured Sensory Therapy
    (SIT CAP-ART) Training
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Adlerian (Individual)
  • Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Military Psychology
  • Research & Analysis
    Methods in Disaster
  • Specializing in the Impact
    of Violence, Disaster, and
    War & Terrorism upon
    Adolescent Development.

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Department of Applied Psychology
                        ( January 2004 - May 2014):

- NYU Fall 2013 classes:
  • APSY-UE.1271.01 Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span T-R 4:55-6:10 - Silver 405

- NYU January 2014 class:
  • APSY-GE.2682.04 Cross-Cultural Counseling M-T-W-R 4:55-7:10 1/6/14-1/18/14 and T-W-R-F      
    4:55-7:10  1/19/14-1/24/14

- NYU Spring 2014 classes:
  • APSY-UE.1271.01 Developmental Psychology Across the Life Span T-R 4:55-6:10 - 5 WP 101
  • APSY-GE.2701.01  Special Topics in Risk Management: Disaster Mental Health R 6:45-8:30

Dr. Maurer was the co-founder/curriculum writer and the first director of the Metropolitan College of
New York's Master of Public Administration in Emergency & Disaster Management degree program.
Established in the wake of 9/11, when the national landscape changed forever, an emphasis on security and crisis
management was born.  It was the first such graduate degree in New York State. When developed in 2003 only the
20th graduate degree in this academic field in the U.S.  
Associate Professor 2001-2005

Associate Professor May 2010-to present

"I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It
irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for
anything new that might improve the past.

- Clara Barton (1821-1912), U.S. Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
Mick Maurer at MCNY
Training a Resilient Nation
Mick Maurer
Site Meter
Emergency Management Memorial at NETC
In August 2007 Mick Maurer was hired by the American Red Cross in Greater New York
to become the            
 Director, Disaster Training & Exercises
Department:      Disaster Planning & Response
Location:              Manhattan
Reports to:           Senior Director, Planning & Preparedness              Now to: Chief Response Officer
Start date:          4 September 2007                                                          Effective: 1 December 2009
Last date:         30 June 2010 (released during RIF due to Recession)

Training and Exercising for a Resilient Chapter

  • Co-Chair Training and Exercises Task Force, American Red Cross in New York State
    Disaster Consortium, 2009-2010
  • Exercise Lead, ARC NY State Consortium Leadership Disaster Exercise, June 2010
  • Chair, ARC Metro NY Regional Training Committee, 2008-2010
  • Member, NYC Coastal Storm Plan Unified Operations Resource Center (UORC) Steering
    Committee, 2008-2010
  • Member DSPM Review Committee, The Disaster Services Program Manager (DSPM)
    Certification has been supported by the Division Vice Presidents and President of
    Humanitarian Operations in the Red Cross.  In March 2010, we launched the DSPM
    Certification program in and currently have over 30 Certified Leaders at the Associate
    level (DSPMA) and Full Certification (CDPM) not including National Headquarter Staff.  
    Over 260 letters of intent from program leaders who intend to complete the certification
    process, a true testament to the Red Cross’ commitment to the professional
    development of our leaders.    

I-700a National Incident Management System: An Introduction

I-100b Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

I-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

09/09/2009 by the New York State
Department of State Office of Fire Prevention & Control

"What armies and how much of war I have seen, what thousands of marching troops, what fields
of slain, what prisons, what hospitals, what ruins, what cities in ashes, what hunger and
nakedness, what orphanages, what widowhood, what wrongs and what vengeance."
- Clara Barton (1821-1912), U.S. Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Mick Maurer
Photo from theKlaxon.com
Mick Maurer at NYU
copyright 2005 MickMaurer.com

Not Your Grandmothers Red Cross:
Opportunities Available for Undergrad and Graduate Emergency Management Students
13th FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 10, 2010

Mick Maurer, Ph.D.
Director, Disaster Training & Exercises for the American Red Cross in Greater New York
& Adjunct Professor MCNY

James H. Savitt, Ph.D.
Chair, American Red Cross in New York State Disaster Consortium
& Professor at Empire State College

Jacqueline Villafane, Ph.D.
Manager of Leadership Development at ARC/HQ

Not Your Grandmothers Red Cross

Fall 2011 Teaching:
  • Long Range Planning for Disaster Management / Field Experience (MPA 541
    PCA/ MPA 541 FLD)
Spring 2012 Teaching:
  • Research and Analysis Methods in Disaster Management (MPA 511 SKI)

Developed for online Instruction for Fall 2010:
  • Impact of Disaster on Cultures and Communities (MPA 511 SEL)
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Instructor - AWR-118-1 Awareness and Response to Biological
  • Train the Trainer on June 3, 2010
    NYS Office of Homeland Security and Louisiana State University
    National Center Biomedical Research and Training
MCNY at 431 Canal at Varick Street, NYC
Dr Mick Maurer

Subject Matter Expert with SigmaTech, Inc to develop a Federal Emergency
Management Agency NRF/NIMS State Offered G Course
.  The primary focus of this
course development effort is to educate and train emergency management/response
personnel through a state delivered “G” course on how our nation’s incident management
doctrine (NIMS) supports our response doctrine (NRF). The primary target audience for
this course is state, local and tribal government executives, private sector and non-
governmental organizational leaders and emergency management professionals.  

•        Provide students with a framework for understanding the components of NIMS and
how they complement each other
•        Highlight the importance of NIMS to the implementation of our national response
doctrine (NRF)
•        Highlight the importance of the five key principles of our national response doctrine
•        Help formulate state and local guidance for the implementation of NIMS and NRF
concepts, terminology and principles
•        Identify mechanisms for the implementing the doctrine
•        Develop proactive partnerships for implementing the doctrine
Instructor, Empire State College-SUNY Center for Distance Learning

  • Psycho-Social Impacts of Mass Disasters (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012,
    Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
MCNY 2011 Ad Campaign (wording is not mine)
MCNY 2004 Ad Campaign
FCI-TV The Morning Eye 04-21-2011

Consultant Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation,
Consulting on creation of combined Fire Safety and Evacuation
Plan (FS) with an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for Building 292,
62 Flushing Avenue; Brooklyn, NY 11201 (June-September 2012).

Senior Emergency Management Consultant CUNY-SPS/NYC
OEM and the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Team
(Research Foundation-CUNY) on the task order Logistics for
Leaders course/video development (May-June 2012).

Faculty Development Committee for an Associate/Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Business Continuity for
the MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration
May 20, 2010 through May 21, 2012.  
                                                                  Approved by NYS DOE for first class in 2014.
Program Prepares Students for Haiti

ABC 7 News reporter Art McFarland
reports on how the MCNY Emergency
and Disaster Management degree
program prepares Students for Haiti.  
Dr. Maurer's class is observed.
Dr. Maurer is interviewed for Fuji-TV The Morning Eye, shown in
NYC, Houston, LA, and other markets for Japanese citizens in the
USA on prep for earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters.

Executive Mentor, St John Fisher College, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
School of Education, Ed.D. Program in Executive Leadership at
the College of New Rochelle (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)

Professor, Acting Academic Dean, Curriculum Developer, and Ex-officio Board
As the curriculum developer wrote 44 of the 55 course syllabi for four certificate programs:
• NYS Licensure Eligible: Advance Certificate in Adlerian (Individual Psychology) Psychoanalysis
• Certificate in Adlerian (Individual Psychology) Group Therapy
• Certificate in Child & Adolescent and Parenting Groups Adlerian (Individual Psychology)
• Certificate in Adlerian (Individual Psychology) Psychoanalytic Instructional Techniques
- (May 2013-present).
J. Nieves, Dr. Mick Maurer, & Mike Agnew, MPA    
    at Clara Barton High School, Brooklyn, NY.

In 2003, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York created the CUNY
School of Professional Studies (SPS).  


President John Adams moved quickly to authorize the establishment of the first five
naval shipyards including Brooklyn in 1801. In 1966 Secretary of Defense Robert
McNamara closes the Brooklyn Navy Yard along with over 90 other military bases
and installations. Mayor Koch in 1981 establishes the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Development Corporation.


The Alfred Adler Institute of New York has been in existence since 1948; and was chartered by the New York Board of
Regents as one of the first three training and mental health facilities in New York City.  Committee composed of Dr. Maurer,
Ellen Mendel, M.Ed., M.S., M.S.W., NCPsyA., L.C.S.W., Clinical Professor, President (and Chair of the Board of Trustees) and
Shulamith Sakin, M.A., LP, NCPsyA Clinical Professor and Trustee.


The Ed.D. Program in Executive Leadership is based on an accelerated, cohort-paced model designed around a
rigorous multidisciplinary program of study in executive leadership.

The Executive Mentor’s primary role is to provide direction, advice and encouragement to candidates during each phase
of the field experience. The Executive Mentor is responsible for guiding and supporting candidates throughout the field
experience. Candidates may elect to work with the same Executive Mentor for all four-field experiences. The Executive
Mentor collaborates with the program’s faculty to ensure that the field experience is aligned with the coursework,
theory is integrated with practice, and candidates meet the field experience requirements.


Teaching in the Emergency Management, Homeland Security & Fire Services Administration program, Center for Distance
Learning, SUNY-Empire State College since January 2011. In cooperation with the National Fire Academy, the Emergency
Management Institute, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency as agencies of the Department of Homeland Security,
Empire State College now offers cutting-edge educational concentrations in emergency management, fire service
administration, and homeland security, leading to a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree


Dr. Maurer served as a member of the DOD Contingency Team for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm for Mercer, Burlington, & Camden Counties of the
NJ National Disaster Medical System Hospitals in 1990-1991. He was responsible for debriefing & prevention of PTSD for Triage and EMA Teams assigned
to McGuire Air Force Base/Ft Dix Medical Center, NJ Primary Receiving Center. Mick was also a member of the CISD team for Mercer County, NJ paid and
volunteers fire departments, and a Fire Fighter Support Counselor, for the FEMA 9-11 Project Liberty Program at the Institute for Community Living in

Additionally, Dr. Maurer has over 20 years experience of direct individual, couple/marital, family, & group psychotherapy in combination with over 10
years of clinical supervision of therapists & psychology doctoral interns/fellows. Dr. Maurer was the founder and first director in 1989 of what is now known
as The Holy Redeemer Counseling Center.  

He has five (5) years direct planning experience in AIDS/HIV Title I/Title II application & planning process for HRSA, & Pennsylvania State 106 Prevention;
six (6) years Community Prevention Planning for the CDC in Philadelphia and New York City; and two (2) years for the HUD HOPWA programs. With over
seven (7) years experience at the Federal/State/Local levels of public advocacy work, governmental relations, and lobbying on health care issues (AIDS
funding, VA formulary, Medicare reform, Medicaid reform, AIDS Prevention) and hate crimes legislation.

Dr. Mick has been involved with social/behavioral research on HIV medication adherence, club drug use, and sexual behavior from October 1999-August
2001. He was Principal Researcher on a Demonstration Project on Workforce Training to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Services.
Dr. Maurer served on the Board of Directors of The Body Positive, Inc. that was a major HIV/AIDS services organization that had been located in lower
Manhattan in the South Street Seaport. He also volunteered at the Body Positive as a Clinical Supervisor for their group leaders.

Mick was also Clinical Editor for EFFECTIVE PARENTING: 10 Steps to ADDing Good Behavior!, by Kyle F. Walsh, published in July 1997 for parents with
children diagnosed with AD-HD.

                 Along with 26 years teaching experience (20 at the college/six (6) at the high school levels)                                                          
                                                                 and over 40 years of adult education and training.

    To assist Organizations and Agencies (for-profit and not-for-profit) to plan for all-hazards, train for and test their Emergency
as Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers to meet four broad standards:

•        To develop an emergency plan based on a risk assessment that utilizes an all-hazards approach.
•        To develop and implement policies and procedures based on the plan and their risk assessment.
•        To develop and maintain a communication plan to locate patients and/or residents and address their health care needs during and
after a disaster. The plan must comply with both Federal and State laws and it must be well-coordinated within the facility and across
health care providers.
•        To provide personnel training and to test their emergency program annually.

     These policies and procedures will encompass at least these following areas, including:

•        a system for tracking the location of staff and patients in the f
acilities care during the emergency;
•        a means of ensuring safe evacuation of patients;
•        the use of volunteers and other emergency staffing strategies; and
the role of the hospital under a so-called Section 1135 waiver
for provision of care and treatment a
s an alternate care site identified by emergency management officials.

Worker Training Requirements:

        The  CMS procedures requires hospitals, nursing homes and most other types of providers and suppliers to develop and maintain
workforce training and testing programs that include the following elements:
•        initial training in policies and procedures,
•        demonstrated knowledge of emergency procedures,
•        annual training, and
•        drills and exercises designed to test the emergency plan.

Initial training
is to be provided to all new and existing staff, including volunteers and “individuals providing services under arrangement,”
consistent with their expected roles. The provision of training will be documented.  In addition, CMS s
tates, “We propose that the hospital
ensure that staff can demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures, and that the hospital provides this training at least annually.”

   Founding Principal and Senior Emergency Planner, May 2014 - present