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Dr. Raymond Shelton

Raymond Shelton Ph.D.

Dr. Shelton is a Fellow and Director of Professional Development with the National Center for Crisis Management, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He serves on the Board of Scientific and Professional Advisory for the Institute for Traumatic Stress. Dr. Shelton provides consultation, development and training to the emergency services, corporate, industrial, medical and education community in the area of Stress Management, Crisis, Trauma and Violence. He further serves as an Executive Consultant to the insurance industry regarding traumatic stress during catastrophic events. Dr. Shelton is an international conference presenter and provides direct consultation and training to the Trauma Support Center in England. Dr. Shelton is the author of the book EMS Stress, An Emergency Responders Handbook for Living Well (Mosby Publications, 1994), Acute Traumatic Stress Management (American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 2001) and Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management (American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 2005). Dr. Shelton further served on the American Hospital Associations Ad Hoc Committee on Major Transportation Carrier Disasters in developing the report - Major Transportation Carrier Disasters: Improving Response and Coordination, 1991. Dr. Shelton’s articles on Traumatic Stress and Crisis have been published in the Claims and Claimsman Magazines.

Dr. Shelton doesn't only work with temporary insurance housing companies. He develops and trains hospital, corporate, insurance industry, industrial, emergency service, clergy and educator based trauma response teams. He is also regularly providing training to the mental health community regarding Traumatic Incident Stress Management.

Dr. Ray at PAMIC


In the wake of the World Trade Center disaster, Dr. Shelton consulted with the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Office regarding Traumatic Stress Management for staff and staff families. Additionally, he provides clinical direction for the Long Island N.Y. Traumatic Incident Stress Management response teams, including Emergency Service and Hospital Based programs. Dr. Shelton regularly consults with the news media regarding Traumatic Stress offering expert commentary for CNN, ABC, FOX, the NY Times and Newsday. He has conducted training in Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management for Brown, Boston, Columbia, Cornell and Stony Brook Universities. He currently serves on the faculty of the Hofstra University School of Medicine.

During the California Wildfires in 2008 and the tornado outbreaks of 2011, Dr. Shelton worked with the Liberty Mutual Catastrophe Response Team providing consultation and training in Acute Traumatic Stress Management as well as counseling fire and tornado victims before and after they had been provided with temporary housing solutions from Temporary Accommodations.

In addition to his work with the Academy, Dr. Shelton has been a member of the Emergency Service Community for 48 years, having served as a firefighter and Paramedic. Dr. Shelton retired from the Nassau County N.Y. Police Department having served for 35 years as Director of Emergency Medical & Health training at the Police Academy. Dr. Shelton is a consulting psychologist with the Diocese of Rockville Center NY, presenting programs in stress management, communication, parenting and marriage preparation. In 2007, Dr. Shelton was honored with the Property Loss & Research Bureau (PLRB) “Outstanding Presentation” award at the National Conference in Orlando. Dr. Shelton in an honorably discharged veteran having served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Dr. Shelton is an Eagle Scout.