Dr. Phillip Atkinson is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with over 8 years of experience supporting Special Operations forces and other government agencies. Dr. Atkinson’s areas of expertise include assessment and selection for high-risk and sensitive occupations, leadership development and consultation, peak performance training development and oversight, resilience and trauma recovery, and cross-cultural assessment. Dr. Atkinson is an FBI Certified Crisis Negotiator, a Department of Defense Aeromedical Psychologist, and is Certified by the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency to support reintegration of isolated or captured personnel. During his service on Active Duty in the US Army, Dr. Atkinson served multiple combat tours in support of SOCOM operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star and Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his contributions. Dr. Atkinson has been a SPA consultant since 2011, and he continues to serve in the US Army Reserves.
Special Psychological Applications Inc (SPA) has been teaming with K2 Solutions Inc for three years, supporting the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Assessment and Selection (A&S) program. SPA has supported K2 and MARSOC in various locations and throughout a consistently changing program. SPA has always provided the most professional and experienced Special Operation experienced psychologists a client could ask for. They have proven themselves to be flexible and mission oriented.
…Since 2003 the SPA team of psychologists and support staff have repeatedly assisted the Wexford Group in selecting the right people for demanding jobs. Using scientific principles, psychological testing, and a rigorous interview process, SPA has enabled Wexford to identify highly skilled and uniquely qualified people.
-Pete Arsenault, Wexford International