Extended Bio

Gregory K. Moffatt, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS  is a counselor, college professor, and public speaker. Dr. Moffatt has been in private clinical practice for thirty-five years. During that time he has worked with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children. He has specialized with children ages 3-10 and he has worked with infants and babies, providing developmental analyses and consultation with parents and organizations that deal with children.

Dr. Moffatt has written, lectured and consulted in the area of violent behavior since 1993. For over a decade he was a regular lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and he has consulted with Delta AirlinesU.S. AirwaysWestinghouse CorporationJohns Manville, law enforcement agencies, and numerous other businesses and schools. He has assisted law enforcement in the investigation of unsolved homicide cases and specializes in the assessment and prevention of homicidal and violent behavior. He served as an invited participant on the Atlanta Youth Homicide Initiative for Beverly Harvard, Chief of Police, Atlanta, Georgia in 1999. He was a regular consultant and profiler with the Atlanta Cold Case Squad for more than 10 years.

Dr. Moffatt has published dozens of articles, including a regular column for Counseling Today and a newspaper column for "The Citizen," a newspaper distributed in Fayette County, Georgia. Dr. Moffatt is the author of numerous books on aggression and violence. Blind-Sided: Homicide Where it is Least Expected (Praeger Publishing, 2000) and A Violent Heart (Praeger Publishing, 2002) both address violent behavior, the development of aggression, homicide, and homicidal profiling.

His book entitled Wounded Innocents and Fallen Angels (Praeger Publishing, 2003) addresses child abuse, sexual abuse, child abduction and child neglect. It also addresses aggression committed by children - homicide, sexual assault, vandalism/arson, and parricide. A parenting book entitled A Parent's Journey: Parenting From Conception Through Adolescence (Praeger, 2003) is available. He has also written Hancuffed: A Friendship Of Endurance (Publish America, 2008) and Stone Cold Souls: History's Most Vicious Killers (Praeger, 2008). Survivors, (Greenwood, 2010), an inspiring description of surviving trauma, was released in 2010.

Dr. Moffatt has addressed hundreds of audiences including schools, hospitals, law enforcement, businesses, physicians, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and churches on a wide variety of topics ranging from parenting to homicide investigation using a combination of humor, real-life stories, and practical applications. He has appeared on syndicated radio programs such as "American Crime Line" in Chicago and "Shrink Rap" based in Victoria, British Columbia. Dr. Moffatt has also appeared as a guest expert on news programs in Chattanooga, Tennessee and on the FOX Network, ABC, NBC, and CBS in Atlanta, America's Most Wanted, and he has served as an expert consultant to ABC and the Discovery Channel for specials they have produced on mental health and violence issues.  He was also a personal consultant to Tyler Perry for the movie Alex Cross.

In addition to work in the United States, Dr. Moffatt has addressed audiences around the world including venues such as India, the Philippines, Panama, St. Vincent, Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

He holds an M.A. in counseling and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in educational psychology. He is professor of psychology at Point University where he has served for over twenty years and he taught as a part-time instructor at Georgia State University and Psychological Studies Institute. He is licensed in the state of Georgia as a professional counselor. Dr. Moffatt is a former Diplomate with the American College of Forensic Examiners, a member of both the Georgia Association for Play Therapy, the International Association for Play Therapy, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and he is Nationally Board Certified in Traumatic Stress specializing in child abuse.

Dr. Moffatt is the editor of the Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling and in February 2022, Dr. Moffatt was appointed by Governor Kemp to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Most notable in Dr. Moffatt's publications is the development of a risk assessment checklist. In its development, Dr. Moffatt examined hundreds of homicide cases, including domestic homicides, workplace homicides, school shootings, spree, serial homicides, and sexual homicide. Through reviews of these cases and examination of the perpetrators involved, he has established criteria for assessing the likelihood for violence in individuals as well as ways to prevent violence in the workplace, at school, and at home. These criteria are used by businesses and schools around the world.