Ralph Detri, LICSW, LCDP, MPH

Ralph Detri, LICSW, LCDP, MPH, has over thirty years of experience as a clinician, supervisor, administrator and educator in a variety of settings. As a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, Mr. Detri lectures and consults locally and nationally to agencies and schools of social work on the management of aggressive behavior. Previously an instructor at the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, he is a Police Use of Force Instructor, an FBI trained hostage negotiator and a multiple black belt martial arts instructor. He has worked as a consultant and trainer for the CT Department of Social Services and has been providing state-wide training in violence management for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Mr. Detri owns and directs Personal Security Training, a program designed to teach human services workers the necessary skills to de-escalate and manage violent behavior and its aftermath. He is currently an adjunct instructor of social work at Salve Regina University and a special lecturer of counselor education at Providence College.

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