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Mario Tommasi, PhD

Senior Training & Consultation Specialist

Dr. Mario Tommasi is a member of the Promising Path to Success Coaching Team working with residential providers in New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care using the evidenced-based model, 6 Core Strategies© for Preventing Violence, Trauma, and the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Behavioral Health Settings. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, serving as the senior leader for psychology and a consultant to commanders on issues related to service members’ emotional and mental health. Mario has over 20 years of experience working in developmental pathology, trauma, and youth and family interventions. He has published on the stigma of mental health issues in the military and other topics, and has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware. Mario’s current research interests are in organizational culture and trauma interventions for youth with developmental disabilities. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology, received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri and completed residency and post- doctoral training in the United States Air Force.