Dr. Rachael Hatfield earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from Marshall University. She is a WV Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is employed by a local medical center. Her primary responsibilities at the medical center include consultation and liaison services for the emergency departments and inpatient medical floors, de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention skills with patients exhibiting mental disturbances, and facilitating transfers to psychiatric units and mental hygiene commitments. Dr. Hatfield has completed training and is assigned to complete police officer candidacy evaluations and fitness for duty evaluations for federal officers.
Since 2013, she has worked with various state, county, and city law enforcement agencies to provide in-service training in mental disturbance identification, de-escalation of crisis situations, and police officer self-care. She is a weekly consultant on the CIT-ECHO network based in the Albuquerque Police Department but with law enforcement members across the U.S.