About Us

Mission CriticalMission Critical Psychological Services (MCPS) is the leading provider of comprehensive psychological support programs for companies employing people in war-torn countries. For nearly two decades, the psychologists at MCPS have provided support to thousands of civilians working in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia, East Timor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Israel, Columbia, Mexico and Haiti. MCPS psychologists have backgrounds in law enforcement, security, and the U.S. military, and they have lived and worked in hostile environments: they understand the unique challenges of dangerous assignments. All have been trained and mentored in MCPS methodology.

Paul Brand, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Brand founded MCPS to build on his nearly two decades of experience developing and managing psychological screening and services for people working in war-torn areas. As the President of Medina & Thompson, Inc., he developed psychological fitness programs to support police officers sent to Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Israel, Liberia and East Timor as part of peacekeeping initiatives. Under his direction as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for DynCorp International, the Department of State's largest contractor, DynCorp became the first company with comprehensive psychological support for its employees serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Brand holds his Ph.D. in Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has lived and worked in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the United States.