PresenterPhotoDr. Meggen Tucker Sixbey is the Assistant Director at the University of Florida’s Police Department, overseeing the Behavioral Services Division which incorporates oversight of the campus threat assessment team, police-clinician teams, and victim advocates. 

Prior to this role, Dr. Sixbey served as the Associate Director for Crisis Services at the University of Florida student counseling center for 16 years.  She was able to complete the Gavin de Becker threat assessment training and is a Master Trainer in Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management for the Department of Homeland Security. She has been a member of UF’s multidisciplinary threat assessment team since 2010 while in her role at the counseling center and is currently a co-chair.  Prior to receiving her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Florida, with a specialization in crisis intervention and suicide prevention in 2005, she began studying crisis intervention and suicide prevention with the Alachua County Crisis Center in 1998 where she remained actively involved in on-site response and training for a decade.  Dr. Sixbey has provided local, state and national on-site responses and training related to suicide prevention and intervention, crisis, disasters, emergencies, threat assessment, and other traumatic events in many other roles since that time. 

Dr. Sixbey is also an affiliate faculty member in the College of Education where she teaches graduate counseling courses in areas such as Trauma and Crisis Intervention, Professional Identity and Ethics, and Introduction to Counseling.