June 24, 2022
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The live professional training program on Advanced Threat Assessment and Management is presented by Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP in partnership with the American Board of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
This program focuses on threat assessment for targeted or intended violence. Content includes differences between threat assessment and more traditional violence risk assessment, data on affective (reactive) v. predatory (instrumental) violence, a theoretical typology of warning behaviors--accelerating patterns of risk in such cases--and some confirmatory empirical data, and specific findings from various domains of targeted violence, such as stalking, lone-actor attacks, radicalization, and domestic terrorism.
The program will include a review of the relevant language, ethnic, cultural, and racial differences applicable to the process of threat assessment. We will review several structured assessment methods to manage threats across a variety of settings. The program will identify emerging empirical research on threat assessment and review multiple management strategies tailored to the reduction of threats.
This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).
This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).
Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP
Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and board-certified forensic psychologist, and he is an adjunct faculty member at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Katsavdakis evaluates defendants charged with violent sexual and violent non-sexual crimes, and he conducts threat a...
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe key behavioral, emotional, and biological differences between reactive/expressive and proactive/predatory violence
Describe the relevant components of an effective threat versus risk assessment protocol
Describe and operationalize proximal and distal warning behaviors
Describe a process of how to integrate relevant cultural, racial, ethnic factors as well as language differences within a threat assessment protocol
Describe available structured professional judgment tools for threat management and intervention purposes
Describe key elements for threat assessment across contexts, such as stalking, lone-actor, including domestic terrorism, workplace, and K-12 settings
Describe concrete strategies of how to orally and in writing communicate with referral source and follow-up for long planning/management
Live Event Policy
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Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the On-Demand version of the program once available. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.
Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.
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American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)
We are proud to partner with American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and practice. The Academy does this by providing high quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.