Alvarez Associates LLC, is a Northern California based firm that provides threat management, security consulting and workplace violence prevention training for private organizations, corporations, schools, hospitals, cities and counties. Our team of highly experienced consultants consists of corporate security directors, Certified Threat Managers, Law Enforcement personnel, emergency responders and mental health professionals. Our multidisciplinary team members leverage decades of knowledge and applied skills. They understand the challenges your organization faces because they have responded to them.
Our approach is Evidence Informed/Experience Applied. In other words, we use industry best practices, incorporate current research and apply our “real world” experiences. One of our primary goals is to take complicated issues and break them down to easy-to-understand strategies and solutions.
Mr. Alvarez is a security expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention, and a Certified Threat Manager™ by the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has built over 25 years of experience from serving as Security Director protecting one of our nation's most sensitive critical infrastructures, to working as a city police officer and as a professional consultant. He understands the challenges organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them. He has personally assessed and/or responded to thousands of potentially violent situations, developed numerous violence prevention programs and trained tens of thousands of employees and managers in the areas of crisis intervention, violence prevention, domestic terrorism and emergency management.
Ms. Alvarez is the cofounder of Alvarez Associates LLC and is responsible for the on-going development and management of the Company's consulting and training programs.
She has over 10 years experience supporting Alvarez’ threat assessment activities with a specific emphasis on Open Source Investigations (OSINT). She holds a BS in Psychology from San Jose State and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Instructional Design at Grand Canyon University.
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Dr. Carr is a Principle Consultant for Alvarez Associates, LLC and Adjunct Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at North Central University. He is a professional educator and trainer who is considered a subject matter expert in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Administration of Justice. His specialties are in Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, and Crisis Intervention Training. Dr. Carr holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical-Forensic Psychology and a Master’s of Arts degrees in both Clinical-Forensic Psychology and Organizational Behavior. As an intern and practicum student, Dr. Carr gained additional experience in psychometric forensic evaluations working with adults and juveniles who on probation and/or incarcerated. Dr. Carr has worked in an Administrative Segregation Unit and in a Mental Health Crisis Bed were he conducted threat assessments and crisis intervention management for patients with severe and debilitating mental health disorders.
Ken Carr, Ph. D., M.A.O.B.