Mitigation Plan


Mitigation Plan

Your client has been accused of sexual abuse, harassment, intimidation or bullying. How they respond to the accusations can make a big difference in the outcome. The first thing you might need is a mitigation plan.

Before the press catches wind of it, before the board meets, as soon as the investigative report is filed, you can already have a plan to mitigate the consequences to your client and his company.

Dacher Keltner, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, spent 20 years doing lab and field experiments. Subjects under the influence of power, he found, acted as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury. Just as being drunk is not a legal defense for bad behavior, neither is being in a position of power.

For the accused, Accelerated Psychotherapy is four psychotherapy sessions per week for four weeks. It is effective because the highly skilled therapist uses an emotionally focused, experiential technique. The effect builds synergistically on the previous days sessions. No longer under the effects of unrestrained hubris, the accused may be able to return to work, participate in the reconciliation process, and lead the company in being safer, more coherent, and productive.