LIVE: That Which We Do Not Know, Autism and Threat

July 27, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Stephanie Leite, PhD
Stephanie Leite, PhD

July 27, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

$200 Registration

The live professional training program on That Which We Do Not Know: Autism and Threat is presented by Stephanie Leite, PhD.

What are we scared of? We are scared of the unknown, of things that are different, of things we do not understand. So it is, autistic people are often the focus of threat assessment investigations. To the neurotypical eye, autistic behavior can be unsettling, and unsettling behavior can seem dangerous. Dr. Leite is a psychologist who specializes in threat assessment and management. She has had a disproportionate number of referrals that include individuals who are socially different than others, who have been diagnosed with autism, and who make others uneasy.

Diving into the topic, Dr. Leite will cover general information on ASD and crime, carefully explain the difference between ASD and psychopathic behavior, and use research to identify factors that create greater and less risk in the population. Participants will review the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission’s report, applying new knowledge to the report. The training will conclude with a tabletop exercise utilizing breakout rooms for an interactive and boisterous finale.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Stephanie Leite, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Leite is the principal at Forensic Intelligence, LLC. She has worked with high-risk children, adolescents, and adults for over 25 years focusing on the prevention of violence. She is a psychologist holding licenses in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. She has spoken internation...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe between autism and psychopathic behavior

Describe warning signs of increased risk of violence in an ASD population

Demonstrate established questions and rubrics for determining the level of risk

Demonstrate a threat assessment model to explain the risk of violence


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

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.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

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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