Mark Brenzinger, Psy.D

Vice President, Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Threat + Violence Risk Management

Mark Brenzinger, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience. As Vice President, Threat and Violence Risk Management at Hillard Heintze, Mark is a critical contributor to the behavioral threat assessment and workplace violence prevention team.

Mark has conducted thousands of indirect threat assessments and direct risk potential evaluations with adult and adolescent male and female subjects. He has worked with clients that range from Fortune-ranked enterprises and mid-sized corporations to government agencies, academic institutions and private individuals. He regularly provides consultation and evaluation services to the private sector and assists corporations and their threat management teams in identifying, assessing, managing and monitoring potential and actual threats to the organization, its personnel and their families. He also conducts training in topics such as workplace violence prevention program review, basic threat management team development, advanced threat management team training, and managing domestic violence and stalking in the workplace. He is also a designated trainer of the Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk (WAVR-21, Third Edition), which is a 21-item coded instrument for the structured assessment of workplace and campus targeted violence risk.

Mark also specializes in psychosexual risk evaluations with male and female adults and adolescents. He has conducted over 850 evaluations and provided expert court testimony. Clients include referrals from criminal and civil attorneys in both state and federal courts, religious organizations, child protection agencies, community mental health agencies, and individuals and families.

Additionally, Mark conducts fitness for duty evaluations with both public safety personnel and a wide range of professionals. He has extensive experience as a correctional psychologist including juvenile detention centers, adult jails, correctional facilities and secure psychiatric treatment centers with both males and females.

Mark is a Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals; a Member of the Chicago Chapter of ASIS International; a Board Member of the Cook County Sex Offender Management Board, a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and an Approved Provider for Psychological Evaluations and Treatment for both Adults and Juveniles by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office – Sex Offender Management Board.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Forensic Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University – Chicago.

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