Dr. Manny Tau is a clinical & forensic psychologist specialized in threat assessments and active threat management, and a Certified Threat Manager™ by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has been extensively used as a workplace/school-place/personal violence and threat management consultant throughout the United States. He also works with many recognized federal, state, county, city and private organizations in the development of their violence prevention programs and the implementation of Threat Management Teams, along with providing expert consultation and testimony for attorneys in the labor & employment, civil and family law arenas. Dr. Tau has 20 years of experience performing threat assessment and threat management services in the private and public sectors, which included support of law enforcement agencies and professional security firms. He has provided trainings related to threat assessments and threat management, which included presentations/trainings for the California Bar Association (The State Bar of California 83rd Annual Meeting, September 2010), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (California Chapter Annual Conference, February 2012), the Supreme Court of Nevada (Nevada Family Jurisdiction Judges 2014 Conference, March), the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OC Shield, November 2014), the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Threat Assessment Group (March 2015) the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (Annual Threat Management Conferences, August 2015 & 2016) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (18th Annual Violent Crime Behavioral Analysis Seminar, August 2016). Dr. Tau currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, San Diego Chapter, CA.An experienced and dynamic speaker, Dr. Tau has presented nationwide on topics related to threat assessments and targeted violence for professional organizations in the Human Resources, Risk Management, security, legal and mental health fields, and has appeared in newsprint, radio, television and Internet media. Dr. Tau was also an invited TED Talk speaker for TEDx Mission Viejo in October 2016.
Professional Affiliations and Awards
California School of Forensic Studies, Alliant International University•Adjunct Faculty, San Diego Campus; 2009 - 2010Association of Threat Assessment Professionals•Certified Threat Manager™ - 2016•San Diego Chapter, CA; Board of Directors, 2009 - current•San Diego Chapter, CA; Member, 2002 - currentStalking Case Assessment Team•District Attorney's Office, County of San Diego, CA; 2004 - 2010American Management Association•Faculty, 2002 - 2004Laura's House Domestic Violence Shelter, San Juan Capistrano, CA•Board of Directors, 2001 - 2003National Speakers Association•Member, 2000 - 2002Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. A Publication of the American Psychological Association•Consulting Editor, 1999 - 2000Orange County Psychological Association, CA•Board of Directors, 1997 - 2000, 2000 - 2003, 2003 - 2005 •Technology Committee - Chair, 1996 - 2007•California Psychological Association Representative, 2000 - 2005•Prescription Privileges Task Force Committee - member, 1996 - 1997•OCPA webmaster & Listserve Administrator, 1996 - 2007California Psychological Association•Board of Directors, 2000 - 2005•Division VI - Media, Technology & Communication, Secretary/Treasurer 1999 - 2001, 2001 - 2003•Membership Committee - member, 2001 - 2005•Publications Committee - member, 2001 - 2005•Orange County Psychological Association Representative, 2000 - 2005•Telehealth Task Force - member, 2000California Psychological Association - Foundation•Board of Directors, Chair - 2006•Publications Committee, 2002•Member, 2001 - 2005American Psychological Association•Member, 1997 - 2000•Member, Division 46 - Media Psychology, 2003American Red Cross - Orange County Chapter•Volunteer Disaster Mental Health Services, 1997 - 2000University of California, Irvine•Advisory Board - Extension Program in Mental Health, Member 1989 - 19902008 Orange County Psychological Association - Orange Psi Award2003 California Psychological Association - Silver Psi Award2001 Orange County Psychological Association - Presidential Award2001 California Psychological Association: CPA Division of Media, Technology & Communication (VI), Jacqueline Bouhoutsos, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Contribution to Media Psychology1996 Orange County Psychological Association - Presidential Award