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  • Adolescent and Young Adult Mass Murder: Assessment and Management of a Catastrophic Risk (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    This on-demand presentation covers understanding adolescent and young adult mass homicide perpetrators from a threat assessment and management perspective.

    The training will support the learner in understanding:

    • Offender and offense characteristics in adolescent and young adult mass murders
    • Differences between predatory and affective modes of violence in mass murders and the legal implications of such a distinction
    • Markers along the pathway toward violence in known school shootings and mass homicides

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education: watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Continuing Education Credits: 3.5 hours

    Presenter: Reid Meloy, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

     

     

    This video is designed to play on a normal cable or DSL broadband internet connection. Dial up connections will probably not load this video quickly enough for proper viewing. Video resolution is very good but not as high as possible to decrease downloading time. Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution.

    This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.

    We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test which follows.

  • Assessing Risk of Juvenile and Young Adult Violence (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Program description:

    There has been a swell of concern among the public and among professionals working in schools, juvenile justice, law enforcement and behavioral health services about violent behavior among children and adolescents. There is a need to advance the practice of assessing violence risk in juveniles to parallel the progress made in assessing adults, and to develop a systematic and thoughtful approach to assessing situations where an adolescent may come to official attention because of some threatening or otherwise inappropriate communication or behavior of concern.

    This presentation addresses precisely those issues and will review recent trends in youth violence, summarize and distill twenty years of research on violence risk factors in youth, and discuss principles for conducting an effective, developmentally-informed risk assessment for youth including the use of structured assessment instruments. Special attention will be given to distinguishing between assessments of risk for general violence and those for targeted violence. The training will also help participants to understand the current “state of the science” in providing effective interventions for youth violence .

    Child/Adolescent Development and Violence Risk
    Types of Aggression in Youth
    Risk Factors for Violence in Adolescents
    Understanding and Assessing “Psychopathic Traits” in Youth
    Risk Assessment vs. Violence Prediction
    Principles for Effective Risk Assessment
    Targeted Violence and Threat Assessment
    Current Approaches to Assess Risk for Targeted Violence
    Principles of the Threat Assessment Approach
    Principles for Conducting an Effective Threat Assessment
    What works in Treating Violent Adolescents

    Home Study program duration (CE credit): 3.5 hours

    Presenter: Randy Borum, Psy.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

    This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question. Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution. We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test which follows.

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a troubling condition, for the patient, his/her relationships, as well as the therapist. BPD is characterized by rapid mood swings, intense and tumultuous attachments in relationships and frequently, suicidal thoughts. These conditions can make clients with BPD difficult to manage and treat in therapy, especially when using a “treatment-as-usual” approach, however appropriate treatment has been shown to lead to very positive outcomes. This workshop will review the characteristics and current assessment measures for BPD. Emotional dysregulation is a core characteristic of BPD and its significance will be addressed. Management of suicidal behaviors are critical, given that those behaviors are the signature response of BPD. Additionally, the clinical characteristics of BPD will be enumerated. Dr. Linehan will discuss the latest research on treatment for BPD and compare the success of the leading treatment modalities. Since most research has been done on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she will discuss how and why she believes that therapy is the treatment of choice. Her lecture will be augmented with case studies exemplifying the use of DBT with BPD clients.

    Workshop Content

    • Characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
    • Why assess for BPD?
    • Assessment measures for BPD
    • Easy screening measures
    • Structured Interviews
    • Semi-structured Interviews
    • Clinical Interviews
    • Emotion dysregulation as the core characteristic of BPD
    • Suicidal behaviors as the signature response of BPD
    • Clinical characteristics of BPD
    • Latest research on treatment of BPD
    • Treatment-as-Usual
    • Schema-focused Therapy
    • Transference-Based Psychotherapy
    • Mentalization-Based Psychotherapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours– watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • Climate Informed Threat Assessment & Management

    $49.99$69.99

    Continuing Education Participants in this program will be supported to:

    1. Define climate literacy
    2. Describe the effects of climate change on the planet
    3. Identify three techniques that reduce risk of malpractice
    4. Describe the effects of climate change on human health
    5. List the effects of climate change on aggression and violence
    6. Incorporate climate change threat assessment and management in threat assessment practices
  • A Comprehensive System for Preventive Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in the Schools (6.5 hours)

    $79.99$99.99

    (Watch recording, take quiz, complete evaluation, and download CE certificate)

    Participants in the program will be supported to:

    1. Identification of key elements of effectively managing dangerous and problematic behavior.  
    2. Identification of varying levels of risk using the Student Threat Assessment and Management Systems model.
    3. Use of the Salem-Keizer Cascade Model to assess and inform violence risk in school settings.  
  • Dependent and Avoidant Personality Disorders (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    This program presents empirically-derived life span models of dependent personality disorder (DPD) and avoidant personality disorder (APD). Developmental antecedents of DPD and APD are described, and the impact of gender, culture, and age on the expression of dependent and avoidant traits are discussed. Following an overview of the DSM-IV-TR DPD and APD criteria, well-validated interview, questionnaire, and projective instruments for assessing dependent and avoidant traits are reviewed. Treatment issues in therapeutic work with DPD and APD patients are discussed in detail, emphasizing four domains (cognitive, affective, motivational, behavioral) where therapeutic interventions may be targeted. A broad range of therapeutic strategies are outlined, with each strategy linked to the psychological domains where it has been shown to be most effective.

    Workshop Content

    • Developmental antecedents of dependent and avoidant personality disorders
    • Evolution of dependent and avoidant traits across the life span
    • Differences between normal and pathological manifestations of dependent and avoidant behaviors
    • Strengths and limitations of the DSM-IV-TR avoidant and dependent personality disorder symptom criteria
    • Diagnosis of dependent and avoidant personality disorders in various patient groups
    • Interview, questionnaire, and projective measures of dependent and avoidant personality traits
    • Treatment strategies for inpatient and outpatient work with dependent and avoidant patients

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours – watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Robert Bornstein, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • The Detection of Malingered Psychosis (6.5 Hours)

    $59.99$79.99

    This 6.5-hour presentation is presented by one of the great authorities on malingering, Dr. Phillip Resnick, MD. The following is the description of the program:

    This program is designed to give mental health clinicians practical information about the detection of malingering and lying. The latest research on malingered hallucinations will be covered. Psychotic hallucinations will be distinguished from non-psychotic hallucinations. Suspect auditory hallucinations are less likely to be associated with delusions. Persons faking auditory hallucinations may say they have no strategies to diminish malevolent voices and claim that all command hallucinations must be obeyed. Malingerers are more likely to report extreme severity and intensity of their hallucinations. Suspect visual hallucinations are more likely to be reported in black and white rather than in color, be dramatic and more likely to include miniature or giant figures. Resolution of genuine hallucinations and delusions with anti-psychotic treatment will be delineated. Participants will learn twelve clues to detect malingered psychosis and four clues to detect malingered insanity. Videotapes of defendants describing hallucinations will enable participants to assess their skills in distinguishing between true and feigned hallucinations.

    Workshop Content:
    What motivates people to malinger?
    Evidence based clues to lying
    Common errors in lie detection
    The role of inconsistency
    Clues to malingered psychosis
    Phenomenology of genuine hallucinations
    Characteristics of command hallucinations
    The nature of hallucinatory questions
    Strategies to cope with hallucinations
    Patterns of atypical hallucinations
    Approaches to detecting faked insanity defenses

    Workshop Objectives:
    Identify three clues to malingered hallucinations
    Describe two motivations for malingering
    List three common errors in lie detection
    Identify two characteristics of genuine hallucinations

  • Forensic & Tactical Linguistics 101

    On-Demand Video Training

    COMING SOON

    Presented by Julia Kupper

    This interactive workshop introduces the fields of Forensic and Tactical Linguistics. Participants have the opportunity to learn about diverse methodologies and apply their knowledge to a variety of language evidence. This includes written and spoken corroborations from international cases and interdisciplinary research in the form of targeted violence manifestos and live-streams, threatening letters, ransom demands, bomb threats, suicide notes, text messages and confessions.

    The first module, Forensic Linguistics, is divided into three segments: the introductory part asks the audience to conduct forensic transcriptions of handwritten, typewritten and recorded language evidence to develop the skill of accurate observations. The following sections provide an overview of forensic authorship analysis and linguistic variation, with hands-on exercises comprised of different types of corroborations for the viewers.

    The second module, Tactical Linguistics, focuses on linguistic threat analyses and illustrates several techniques that can assist in examining concerning communications. This entails detailed discussions and exercises on leakage, imminent threats and targeted violence communications. The final segment presents findings of a pilot study that analyzed the online and offline behaviors of three lone-actor terrorists prior to their attacks, including their language evidence.

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Mental Health (4 Hours)

    $34.99$54.99

    This four-hour presentation is presented by one of the great authorities,, Dr. Phillip Resnick, MD.

    This program is designed to give mental health clinicians practical information about the detection of malingering and lying. The latest research on malingered hallucinations will be covered. Psychotic hallucinations will be distinguished from non-psychotic hallucinations. Suspect auditory hallucinations are less likely to be associated with delusions. Persons faking auditory hallucinations may say they have no strategies to diminish malevolent voices and claim that all command hallucinations must be obeyed. Malingerers are more likely to report extreme severity and intensity of their hallucinations. Suspect visual hallucinations are more likely to be reported in black and white rather than in color, be dramatic and more likely to include miniature or giant figures. Resolution of genuine hallucinations and delusions with anti-psychotic treatment will be delineated. Participants will learn twelve clues to detect malingered psychosis and four clues to detect malingered insanity. Videotapes of defendants describing hallucinations will enable participants to assess their skills in distinguishing between true and feigned hallucinations.
    Workshop Content:
    What motivates people to malinger?
    Evidence based clues to lying
    Common errors in lie detection
    The role of inconsistency
    Clues to malingered psychosis
    Phenomenology of genuine hallucinations
    Characteristics of command hallucinations
    The nature of hallucinatory questions
    Strategies to cope with hallucinations
    Patterns of atypical hallucinations
    Approaches to detecting faked insanity defensesWorkshop Objectives:
    Identify three clues to malingered hallucinations
    Describe two motivations for malingering
    List three common errors in lie detection
    Identify two characteristics of genuine hallucinations
  • Narcissistic, Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Note: Due to a technical glitch, the feed showing the presenter’s powerpoint slides was inoperative.

    Program description from brochure:

    A sense of entitlement and callous disregard for the rights and feelings of others are the captivating, irritating, and sometimes frightening behaviors that introduce us to individuals with these personality disorders. How can these people be so sensitive to criticism and humiliation? Why do they act with such rage when they don’t get what they want? Where is their empathy-if they had any to begin with-for the plight of others? How can a democratic, wealthy, and educated country appear to be a breeding ground for such self-centered, cold, aloof, unpleasant, and in some cases, very dangerous individuals? This presentation will explore the current state of the science in our diagnostic understanding and treatment of narcissistic and antisocial individuals, with a particular emphasis on differential issues, gender, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, medication, psychopathy, dangerousness, and risk management.

    Workshop Content

    The DSM-IV-TR diagnoses of NPD and ASPD
    Measuring degrees of psychopathy
    Psychological testing, interviewing, and independent data
    Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
    Medication and risk management
    The grandiose self and identification with the aggressor
    Countertransference reactions
    Resistances to treatment, and when not to treat
    The primary or severe psychopath

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education Credits available – watch the video, take notes, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Home Study program duration (CE credit): 3.5 hours

    Presenter: Reid Meloy, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Histrionic Personality Disorder (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is one of the most common clinical entities on Axis II of DSM-IV. It is frequently confused with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the differences will be outlined. The psychodynamic underpinnings of OCPD will be discussed, and the optimal psychotherapeutic approaches will be illustrated. Randomized controlled trials validated the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the treatment of OCPD.

    Histrionic personality disorder has a time-honored tradition that links it with hysterical personality disorder. The two can be considered as residing on a continuum with histrionic personality disorder having more in common with borderline personality disorder, while hysterical personality disorder has more in common with character neuroses. Some of the underlying psychodynamic features will be discussed, and psychotherapeutic strategies will be outlined.

    This training covers:

    • The major psychodynamic themes in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
    • The difference between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
    • Optimal psychotherapeutic strategies with patients who have obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
    • The major psychodynamic themes in histrionic and hysterical personality disorders
    • Diagnostic differences and the strategic therapeutic differences between hysterical and histrionic personality disorders
    • Management of erotic and eroticized transferences in histrionic personality disorder as well as patients who are hysterically organized

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours – watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Glen Gabbard, M.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • On-Demand Video WAVR-21 Training presented by Stephen White PhD

    NEW, On-demand video, 5-hour, small-group training on the WAVR-21 V-3, presented by Stephen White, PhD–one of the developers of the tool.

    Access is limited to small groups. Contact info@SpecializedTraining.Com for more information.

    For more information on the WAVR-21 V-3, or to purchase the manual or coding booklets, Click Here.

  • Pathways from Childhood Aggression to Adolescent Violence (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    One of the important developmental starting points in understanding violence is that physical aggression is essentially universal in infants (and equally so for males and females). Early trauma creates risk that this early aggression will coalesce into violent behavior in adolescence. The experience of abuse sets the child up for the kind of “risky thinking” that leads to chronic patterns of aggression, bad behavior, acting out and violating the rights of others that can lead to a diagnosis of “conduct disorder.” If no intervention occurs, this pattern of childhood conduct disorder becomes the entryway into adolescent delinquent and antisocial violent behavior. The more socially toxic (and traumatic) the environment in which childhood and adolescence occur, the more likely it is that childhood conduct disorder will translate into adolescent violence. Changing patterns of aggression in girls provide a useful insight into how and why these processes take place. This presentation will analyze these behaviors in girls and boys for their similarities and differences and discuss the implications for violence in adolescence.

    Four elements of “risky thinking” that link early trauma to conduct disorder in childhood
    Three elements of social toxicity that affect the prognosis for childhood conduct disorder
    Two risk factors and two protective factors affecting the impact of early trauma on subsequent aggression and violence

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours– watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: James Garbarino, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

    Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution. This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.

    We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test which follows.

  • Personality Disorders: Progress in Understanding Etiology – Innovations in Assessment and Treatment (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Program description:

    Research on personality disorder has increased considerably in recent years leading to fundamental changes in ideas about the structure, origins, classification, and treatment of this disorder. This talk will provide a broad overview of this work and its implications for assessment and treatment. Progress in understanding the dimensional structure of personality disorder will be discussed in terms of its implications for future classifications, assessment, and treatment planning. Traditional ideas that personality disorder arises from psychosocial adversity are being supplemented with an understanding of genetic influences on personality that have important implications for treatment and ideas about the nature of therapeutic change. It will be argued that these developments, along with the results of systematic evaluations of treatment outcome, point to the importance of an integrated and eclectic approach to treatment that combines strategies and interventions from different therapeutic models.

    Workshop Content

    • Growth in empirical research and challenges to traditional assumptions
    • Nosology and Assessment: The limitations of categorical diagnoses and the emerging consensus on the dimensional structure of personality disorder
    • Implications for assessment
    • Application in treatment planning
    • Etiology: Personality disorder as a bio-psychological entity
    • Genetic and psychosocial influences on personality
    • The interplay of genes and environment in the pathogenesis of personality disorder
    • Implications for treatment
    • Treatment of personality disorder
    • Results of outcome studies
    • Importance of an integrated eclectic approach
    • Conceptualizing the treatment process

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours – watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: John Livesley, M.D., Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • Reading Red Flags, Separating Danger from Drama and Desire, Wendy Patrick, JD, MDiv, PhD

    $49.99$69.99

    Reading Red Flags is now available. This is an on-demand video that is sold with or without CE units.

    • Career prosecutor (over 110 jury trials)
    • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Certified Threat Manager
    • Author of Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Ruthless People
    • Co-author of New York Times bestseller Reading People (revision)
    • Author of Why Bad Looks Good: Biblical Wisdom to Make Smart Choices
    • Psychology Today columnist: Why Bad Looks Good
    • Host, Today with Dr. Wendy KCBQ radio
  • Schizoid, Schizotypal, and Paranoid Personality Disorders (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    The DSM-IV-TR personality disorders (PDs) classified in Cluster A are referred to as the “odd/eccentric” group of PDs. These Axis II disorders are considered to be on the “schizophrenia spectrum” along with the different categories of schizophrenia on Axis I. Patients with schizoid PD resemble those in the early stages of schizophrenia but, unlike those in such an early, prodromal phase of the Axis I condition, do not go on to develop schizophrenia. Schizotypal PD most closely fits the “odd/eccentric” label. Patients with schizotypal PD and Paranoid PD are thought to be genetically predisposed to develop these conditions, yet less vulnerable than those predisposed to develop schizophrenia itself. Good data about the prevalence of these disorders are not available as patients with these disorders are not generally treatment seeking. As is characteristic of all PDs, the diagnostic features of the Cluster A disorders are relatively stable over time, although under stress, peaks of more disabling pathology may occur. Comorbidity with other disorders (Axis I and II) is common. State-of-the-art assessment and treatment of the Cluster A PDs will be presented in this half day program.

    Workshop Content

    • DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of the Cluster A PDs
    • How to differentiate Cluster A PDs from Axis I psychotic disorders
    • Common patterns of comorbidity
    • A vulnerability/stress model for the development of these personality disorders
    • Treatment strategies to deal with the high levels of mistrust typical of these patients
    • Countertransference difficulties in working with Cluster A patients
    • Symptom-targeted psychopharmacological strategies
    • An integrated psychotherapy/psychopharmacology approach

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours– watch the video, take notes, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Philip Erdberg, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

  • School Violence Threat Management (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Program description :

    The 21st Century has arrived with a new sense of urgency to keep our children and schools safe. The Virginia Tech tragedy reminds us that these issues can occur in universities as they have in middle and high schools. The recent deaths of students in Colorado and Pennsylvania at the hands of outside offenders highlights that students are not the only threat sources and the need exists to protect our schools from outsiders with unique and dangerous agendas. The tragic deaths of hundreds of people, many of whom were children, in a school based terrorism incident in Russia further underscores this issue. There are new dimensions of threat for school personnel, mental health, legal, and school police and security professionals to consider. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of cutting edge information about school based threat assessment, violence prevention and intervention strategies. It will assist in understanding the unique assessment, management, criminal, and civil legal issues associated with these cases and how to reduce one’s liability in the process. The material presented will be based on over 17 years of topic-specific experience, pre/post conviction interviews and reviews of school violence perpetrators, victims, and incidents. Participants will gain practical ideas that may be applied to their own educational setting.

    Workshop Content

    Extent of the school violence problem
    Three types of potential offenders
    Warning signs and risk factors associated with school violence
    Improving early warning detection systems
    Applied threat assessment principles
    Interview strategies for potential offenders
    Systemic and multidisciplinary aspects of school based threat management-integrating mental health, law enforcement, and school resources
    Perpetrator’s stories from videotaped interviews and other sources

    This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.  Video resolution is very good but not as high as possible to decrease downloading time. Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution. We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test.

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours– watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Kris Mohandie, Ph.D.

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

     

  • Schools at Risk: Managing Bullying, Gangs and Violent Females (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Maintaining a safe school environment means managing bullying, gangs, violent males and increasing female violence. Problems associated with bullying, gangs, and violence are well documented in their adverse affects on a positive learning environment. Nevertheless, many successful programs have been implemented nationwide to address these issues. Participants will be presented with overview of how these behaviors impact the social environment of the school, attendance and academic performance of students. State of the art, research-based prevention and intervention approaches will be presented in a “nuts and bolts” format. Attendees will be able to follow and implement five planning steps to improve school climate, attendance and academic achievement. Many of these interventions are valid for those working with youth in a non-school environment as well. School site teams will be able to personalize the information directly to their school site.

    The Impact of Bullying, Gangs and Female Aggression in Schools
    Early Warning Signs
    Gang Behaviors and Intervention Strategies
    How to “Bully Proof” the School Environment
    Recognize and Intervene with Aggressive and Potentially Violent Females

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours)– watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!

    Presenter: Wayne Sakamoto

    Venue: Live Conference Presentation

    Location: San Diego, CA

    This video is designed to play on a normal cable or DSL broadband internet connection. Dial up connections will probably not load this video quickly enough for proper viewing. Video resolution is very good but not as high as possible to decrease downloading time. Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution.

    This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.

    We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test which follows.

  • Suicide by Cop

    $14.99

    Originally presented live in February, 2008, this brief training provides an overview of the phenomenon known as Suicide by Cop

    Running time: Approximately 35 minutes

  • Suicide Risk Assessment in Youth and Young Adults (3.5 Hours)

    $29.99$49.99

    Program description from brochure:

    It was well known that many examples of youth-perpetrated catastrophic violence were carried out by highly disturbed young men who were fundamentally suicidal. In many such cases, the suicidal risk of youth perpetrators is well known to parents, teachers, administrators, law enforcement personnel, and mental health professionals, yet tragic outcomes still occur. This presentation will offer practical information on the assessment of suicide risk, the interplay between suicidal and homicidal behaviors and a full range of intervention strategies suitable to a variety of settings. Using a lively case example approach, this presentation will provide critical information about how suicidal youth think, feel, and behave. Contemporary issues such as the influence of media, the role of internet, and peer influences will also be considered. Bottom-line, this training will enable participants to better recognize who is at risk for suicide and what can realistically be done to intervene and save lives.

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 3.5 hours, watch the video, pass the test, print your certificate!
    Presenter: David Jobes, Ph.D.
    Venue: Live Conference Presentation
    Location: San Diego, CA

    This video is designed to play on a normal cable or DSL broadband internet connection. Dial up connections will probably not load this video quickly enough for proper viewing. Video resolution is very good but not as high as possible to decrease downloading time. Best viewing is done with a mid-sized screen as a full screen will lose some of its resolution.

    This video is from a live conference presentation and is largely unedited. In some cases you may not hear a question asked by a participant however, in most cases the presenter will repeat the question.

    We recommend you take notes just as you would if you were in a live conference as those notes will be helpful to learning and will come in handy for the test which follows.

  • Testifying in Court (6.5 Hours)

    $59.99$79.99

    Original Program Description:

    Testifying in court is a time of anxiety for the first time witnesses and aggressive cross-examinations are particularly stressful, even for the experienced witness. This workshop begins by presenting ways of understanding the common problems faced on the witness stand. No techniques can take the place of good knowledge and careful preparation, and the foundations of such knowledge and preparation are described. The masterful expert witness knows what to expect in direct examinations and in cross-examinations. Drawing on the professional literature, on scientific findings, and on his own experience in court, Dr. Brodsky will present pathways towards reducing anxiety on the witness stand and specific methods for dealing with the most aggressive cross-examinations. This workshop will be didactic in part, but will use a highly interactive format. Participants will have the opportunity to try out the techniques presented for deflecting and mastering cross-examination challenges to their experience, to their thoroughness, to their competency, and to their impartiality. The workshop will include examples of worst scenario examinations and will draw on examples from Dr. Brodsky’s recent testimony.

    Topics may include:

    Preparation for testimony, Meeting with counsel
    The direct examination, Coping with examination in depositions
    Nonverbal behaviors and communication: Gestures, voice, and posture
    Handling anxiety about testimony, Specific techniques for mastery of the witness role
    Suspicion-evoking and trust-evoking testimony, Findings from the Witness Research Lab
    Coping with Cross-Examination: General considerations, The Push-Pull, The Admit-Deny, Answer yes or no, Eye Contact, Pace and Thought, Personal Space, Negative Assertions, Damage Control
    Examples of challenging and difficult questions and answers
    Gender and attempted invasions of personal privacy on the stand, After your testimony

    • Understand the legal context in which testimony is seated
    • Describe the substantive foundations of testimony
    • Master the common anxiety and fears that are associated with testifying in court
    • Utilize meeting times with attorneys in ways that lead to better testimony
    • Appreciate the nature of nonverbal communications and improve the totality of verbal and nonverbal aspects of testimony
    • Anticipate typical patterns of cross-examination
    • Comfortably manage attorney efforts at intimidation and bullying
    • Respond appropriately when areas of lack of knowledge are tapped during cross examination
    • Manage surprise attacks, incorporate responsible and professional techniques in testimony

    On Demand Video

    Continuing Education (CE credit): 6.5 hours – watch the video, take notes, pass the test, print your certificate!
    Presenter: Stanley Brodsky, PhD
    Venue: Live Conference Presentation
    Location: San Jose, CA

  • Threat Assessment: The State of the Science

    $19.99

    Originally presented live in February, 2011, Dr. Meloy provides an update on advances and research related to Behavioral Threat Assessment. Includes an overview of Structured Professional Judgment tools, including the WAVR-21 and the PCL-R.

    Run time: Approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes.

     

  • Understanding Nonverbal Communications (3 hrs)

    $19.99$39.99

    This unique ninety-minute, virtual presentation takes a fresh look at what we know about nonverbal communications and how they can be used in a professional, clinical or personal setting. The training focuses on those human behaviors that professionals must recognize which have a high reliability and are useful in assessing others. It will also provide a roadmap for conducting better, more empathic interviews and interpersonal communication.

    Taught by noted spy catcher, Joe Navarro, the training exposes behaviors (some often ignored) that are useful in understanding the feelings, thoughts, desires, intentions, preferences, fears, and concerns of others. It will examine each area of the body that may be helpful in decoding the true thoughts and emotions of others. Gestures, facial expressions and body movement will be examined within their context for meaning. Additionally, the workshop will focus on other nonverbals, including the tone of voice and cadence of speech which have been shown to establish greater rapport and trust.

    The workshop will also identify those nonverbals which do not have clear meaning and from which behavior is often misinterpreted. The training will also explore the limits of nonverbals, including the danger of trying to use nonverbal communications to detect deception. This program will be of great value to mental health professionals, law enforcement/security, corporate, sales and a variety of other professions.

    Want something more in-depth? Check out Joe’s Body Language Academy (www.jnbodylanguageacademy.com). There you will find a 60 hour program, complete with CE’s. Better yet, get a solid introduction to nonverbal communication through this program and then go for the more in-depth program.

    Workshop Content:
    What are nonverbals and why are they so important.
    Which areas of the body are more honest than others. Why the feet are the most honest part of the body.
    The fifteen most accurate behaviors that reveal issues, concerns, dislike, disdain, or some form of psychological discomfort.
    Myths about nonverbals as they relate to deception and eye behavior.
    How we can use nonverbals to convey empathy.
    How nonverbals encompass more than body language and what that means for influencing others.
    How to assess properly for the spatial needs of others.
    Behaviors that alert us to serious issues between couples.
    What are some best practices for professionals in virtual environment.
    Nonverbal mistakes to avoid.

    Workshop Objectives:
    Identify three areas of the body where nonverbals are most honest
    Describe how to use nonverbals to convey empathy
    Identify five behaviors that convey discomfort
    Demonstrate two behavior that may alert us to serious issues between a couple
    List three practices that professionals should use in a virtual environment
    Describe the most common myths regarding nonverbals as they relate to detecting deception

     

  • Violent Extremism: 2021 A Threat Assessment Update

    $119.99$144.99

    Speakers: Molly Amman, JD, CTM (FBI, ret.); Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP; Philip Saragoza, MD; Stephen G. White, PhD 

    16 Continuing Education* hours available

    Workshop originally delivered via Zoom in May, 2021

    Domestic terrorism and extreme belief communities are on the rise in the United States as social and political polarization continues unabated. The recent attack on the US Capitol has dramatically demonstrated how serious and how dangerous these trends are in their reach and influence in our culture. Case studies will highlight the factors contributing to radicalization and culminating in the various pathways to extremist violence. Both online and on-ground investigations will be addressed, as will risk assessment instruments for targeted violence and lone actor terrorist violence.

    Topics include:

    • Rising prevalence of violent extremism, conspiracy theory, extreme overvalued beliefs, stochastic terrorism, including incitement to violence from political leaders.
    • Specific belief systems and movements, including: accelerationism and anti-government, militia extremist movements (Boogaloo and the Oath Keepers)
    • White supremacist violence and The Great Replacement theory
    • The Incels and other extreme misogynists
    • Present-day conspiracy theories including QAnon and COVID-19 belief systems
    • Ideologically-motivated groups including Antifa and the Proud Boys; and other domestic terrorists

    Continuing Education* students will be supported to:

    1. Identify ideologically motivated groups in the US
    2. Define warning behaviors suggestive of intended violence
    3. Discuss the prevalence of extremism in the US
    4. Explain the ideology of different American hate groups

    Specialized Training Services, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

    Specialized Training Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Specialized Training Services maintains responsibility for the programs and their content.