Suzanne Hoffman, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY15000), organizational consultant and trainer who has worked extensively with a variety of private corporations and public entities, consulting in the areas of workplace violence prevention, management and organizational development, workplace sexual harassment, and critical incident debriefing. Dr. Hoffman works as the Vice President, Client Services for WGI and works directly with our clients and our service providers to effectively coordinate the implementation of full scale workplace violence programs and organizational training and coaching programs.
In addition to acting as Vice President, Client Services for WGI, Dr. Hoffman provides direct consulting and training services. She frequently conducts training seminars on workplace violence prevention and intervention across all levels of organizations, as well as provides training for management on communication skills and sexual harassment prevention.
Recognized as a sensitive and effective speaker and consultant, Dr. Hoffman offers practical direction to Human Resource and Management professionals, and provides pragmatic suggestions for dealing with inappropriate, emotionally-enraged and potentially dangerous employees. Her scope of practice also includes individual management coaching and leadership skills training, and she frequently works with executives in both the private and public sector to develop and hone communication skills and problem-solving abilities and to maximize organizational effectiveness.
Dr. Hoffman is a member of the Association for Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from San Diego State University, and earned both a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Dr. Hoffman served as a member of the faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University from 2003-2007, teaching Law and Ethics courses and working as a professional training liaison. A member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the San Diego Psychological Association, (SDPA), Dr. Hoffman has served on the Board of Directors for SDPA, and previously served as the chairperson for both the Continuing Education and Women’s Issues Committee’s for SDPA. She has also served as a member of the Ethics and Standards Committee for SDPA.
Publications include a co-authored book with Dr. Anthony Baron on organizational effectiveness and workplace violence entitled When Work Equals Life: The Next Stage of Workplace Violence, and the chapter for Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection (2001, CRC Press) “Stalkers, Stalking and Violence in the Workplace Setting.”
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