Dr. Gary Farkas has lived in Hawaii since 1975. Dr. Farkas was raised in New Jersey, where he attended Rutgers College. While at Rutgers, he received a grant-in-aid from the New Jersey Academy of Science, and a Graduate Student Research Fellowship from the Rutgers Medical School, although he was at the time an undergraduate.
Dr. Farkas received his masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii, and received postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Farkas completed his M.B.A. at the University of Hawaii's College of Business Administration (concentrating on organizational development and marketing) and trained in Forensic Psychology at the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. In 1981, Dr. Farkas developed the first psychological services program for the Honolulu Police Department. While at HPD, he graduated recruit school and became a sworn reserve police officer.
Before retiring from active practice, Dr. Farkas consulted with private businesses and public agencies on the topics of violence in the workplace, executive assessment, and management coaching. Dr. Farkas is a licensed clinical psychologist, with more than twenty publications in professional journals and books.
Dr. Farkas is active in community and professional groups. Currently, he volunteers as a member of the Board of Crimestoppers Honolulu. For twelve years, he served on the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court. Dr. Farkas was the first Hawaii member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has served as the president of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (Hawaii), the Hawaii Psychological Association, the Hawaii State Mental Health Advisory Council and the Rutgers Club of Hawaii. He was on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association.
When not studying geology and geophysics in his downtime, Dr. Farkas is engaged in an international experiential study of the flight characteristics of poorly hit golf balls.
Farkas, G.M. & Tsukayama, J.K. (2012). An integrative approach to threat assessment and management: Security and mental health response to a threatening client. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 42(1), 9-14.
Farkas, G.M. (2010). Workplace mass murder: Lessons learned. ATAP Newsletter: The Quarterly Publication of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, 2(2),8.
Tsukayama, J.K. & Farkas, G.M. (2008). Threat Assessment and management: An integrative approach. In C.A. Sennewald & J.H. Christman (Eds.), Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention - An Encyclopedic Reference. Burlington, MA: Elsevier (Butterworth-Heinemann) Publishers.
Farkas, G.M. (2007). Utilizing mental health professionals within the prevention team model. Paper presented at the National Conference on Threats and Violence, Anaheim, CA, May 17, 2007.
Farkas, G.M. Consulting with Organizations-Promises and Pitfalls. G.M. Farkas, Chair, Symposium presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, July 28, 2004.
Farkas, G.M. Workplace violence: Prevention, Intervention & Recovery. Paper presented at the Governor’s Biennial Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference, Honolulu, April 22, 2004.
Farkas, G.M. Threat management of workplace violence: Prevention, Intervention & Recovery. Paper presented at the Governor’s Biennial Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference, Honolulu, April 26, 2002.
Farkas, G.M. Harassment and bullying: Characteristics and identification of bullies and what adults can do to alter the behavior. Paper presented at the "For the Sake of the Children" conference, Honolulu, February 22, 2001
Farkas, G.M. Violence in the workplace: Risk assessment and prevention. In J. Calhoun (Chair), WorkplaceViolence Assessment. Symposium presented at the Department of the Attorney General’s Building Safe and Caring Communities Conference, Honolulu, November, 2000.
Farkas, G.M. Using executive assessment techniques to select organizers. Presented at the meeting of the Western District Organizing Committee Meeting, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Las Vegas, November, 2000.
Farkas, G.M. Violence Risk Appraisal and the Management of Workplace Threats. In G.M. Farkas (Chair), Workplace Violence: A complete guide to prevention, intervention and recovery. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Hawaii Psychological Association, Honolulu, October, 2000.
Farkas, G.M. Violence in the workplace: Risk assessment and prevention. In P. Conroy (Chair), Protecting against workplace violence. Symposium presented at the Governor’s Biennial Pacific-Rim Safety and Health Conference, Honolulu, April, 2000.
Farkas, G.M. An overview of workplace violence. In G.M. Farkas (Chair), Violence at work: A complete guide to prevention, intervention and recovery. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Hawaii Psychological Association, Honolulu, January, 1996.
Farkas, G.M. Violence in the workplace. In G.M. Farkas (Chair), A videotape analysis of workplace violence:Mass murder and suicide. Symposium presented at the Work, Stress and Health conference of the American Psychological Association and NIOSH, Washington, D.C., September, 1995.
Farkas, G.M., DeLeon, P.H., & Newman, R. (1997). Sanity examiner certification: An evolving national national agenda. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28, 73-76.
Farkas, G.M. (1989). The impact of federal rehabilitation laws on the expanding role of employee assistance programs in business and industry. American Psychologist, 44, 1482-1490.
Farkas, G.M. (1989). Economics, dues and membership issues in state psychological associations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 20, 193-195.
Farkas, G.M. (1989). Exposure and response prevention in the treatment of an okeanophobic triathlete. TheSport Psychologist, 3, 189-195.
Farkas, G.M. (1986). Stress in undercover policing. In J.T. Reese & H.A. Goldstein (Eds.), Psychological services for law enforcement. (pp. 341-438). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Farkas, G.M. (1981). Toward a pluralistic psychology of behavior change. In M. Hersen, R. Eisler, & P. Miller (Eds.) Progress in Behavior Modification, Vol. 11, New York: Academic Press.
Farkas, G.M. (1980). An ontological analysis of behavior therapy. American Psychologist, 35, 364-374.