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  • Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, Second Edition

    $20.00$59.99

    6 CE hours available

    Specialized Training Services is approved by the
    American Psychological Association to sponsor
    continuing education for psychologists.
    Specialized Training Services retains
    responsibility for this program.

  • Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, Second Edition

    $39.99

    Published in 2010, 352 pages

    There are various psychological areas that must be addressed when performing forensic assessments. In order to do this properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score and interpret these tests. Written by noted forensic psychologist, Marc Ackerman, Ph.D., Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is the first book to provide forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals involved in court cases with state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines for the most widely used assessment tools (including the ASPECT, BPS, PCRI, TSI, MPS, MMPI-2 and the WAIS-III).

     

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    Essentials of the Personality Assessment Inventory

    Written by the Personality Assessment Inventory author, Essentials of PAI Assessment provides the fundamentals of administration and interpretation of the PAI in an easy-to-use format. It also offers more advanced user tips and insights for combining different types of information provided by the test.

    Essentials of PAI Assessment, Leslie C. Morey, 256 pages

  • Essentials of the Personality Assessment Inventory

    $44.99

    Written by the Personality Assessment Inventory author, Essentials of PAI Assessment provides the fundamentals of administration and interpretation of the PAI in an easy-to-use format. It also offers more advanced user tips and insights for combining different types of information provided by the test.

    Essentials of PAI Assessment, Leslie C. Morey, 256 pages

  • Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

    $49.99

    Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

    Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults is one in a series of works on FMHA.  It synthesizes the important developments in violence risk assessment with adults, particularly over the last two decades.

    2009, 187 pages

  • The Expert Expert Witness – More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court

    $29.99

    Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. Even veteran expert witnesses can encounter new challenges in these high-pressure situations, especially during a cross-examination where every statement and gesture can be scrutinized by an attorney searching for ways to dispute the expert’s credibility and opinions.

    Short chapters punctuated by memorable maxims draw from the authors’ expansive personal experiences, as well as research and stories from other expert expert witnesses, to create this must-have resource that will inform and entertain expert witnesses for many years.

    Stanley Brodsky, Ph.D.
    published in 1999

    Quotes: “This is a wonderful book. It is extremely useful for expert witnesses at all levels of experience. It is well written, succinct, highly readable, and engaging. It is a book that is enjoyable as well as educational…” Charles Patrick Ewing, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

  • Female Sexual Abusers

    $9.99

    394 pages, published in 1999.

    While a few more resources exist now then ten years ago, literature on female sexual abusers is still meager.  Female abuser typologies are in flux, motivations rely more on assumptions than research results. Treatment modalities continue to be adapted from those used with men, and treatment outcomes remain undocumented.  Every step we take to add to our knowledge of these hidden abusers is a step toward a safer society.

    Female Sexual Abusers: Three Views is one such step, or perhaps more accurately, three. Drs. Davin Davin, Dunbar, and Hislop look at different aspects of female sexual abusers.  Their rigorous, detailed research provides a deeper understanding of why woman abuse. Beginning with extensive literature reviews, their examination of women who abuse ranges from the characteristics of co-offenders, to factors in etiology of offending for women, to comparisons of psycho-social histories of women abusers and non-offending women in the same milieus.

    A good but slightly dated book on this emerging topic.

  • 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.

  • Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, 2nd Ed.

    $89.99

    Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, Otto & Douglas

    The Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, Second Edition, builds on the first edition’s comprehensive discussion of violence risk assessment instruments with an update of research on established tools and the addition of new chapters devoted to recently developed risk assessment tools.

    Featuring chapters written by the instrument developers themselves, this handbook reviews the most frequently used violence risk assessment instruments—both actuarial and structured professional judgment—that professionals use to inform and structure their judgments about violence risk. Also included are broader chapters that address matters such as the consideration of psychopathy and how the law shapes violence risk assessment.

    Already the primary reference for practitioners, researchers, and legal professionals in this area, this second edition’s easy-to-access, comprehensive, and current information will make it an indispensable reference for those in the field.

    2020, 474 pages

  • Insider Threat: Prevention, Detection, Mitigation and Deterrence

    $49.99

    Insider Threat: Detection, Mitigation, Deterrence and Prevention presents a set of solutions to address the increase in cases of insider threat. This includes espionage, embezzlement, sabotage, fraud, intellectual property theft, and research and development theft from current or former employees. This book outlines a step-by-step path for developing an insider threat program within any organization, focusing on management and employee engagement, as well as ethical, legal, and privacy concerns. In addition, it includes tactics on how to collect, correlate, and visualize potential risk indicators into a seamless system for protecting an organization’s critical assets from malicious, complacent, and ignorant insiders. Insider Threat presents robust mitigation strategies that will interrupt the forward motion of a potential insider who intends to do harm to a company or its employees, as well as an understanding of supply chain risk and cyber security, as they relate to insider threat.

    234 pages, published in 2016

  • International Handbook of Threat Assessment, Second Edition

    $109.99
    • Written for threat assessors in a range of disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to law enforcement, security, intelligence, legal, and human resources
    • Covers the latest research in the field including new empirical data, novel approaches to threat assessment, advanced theory, and high-profile case analyses
    • Discusses in-depth how threat assessment is the essential model for thwarting public figure attacks, mass murder, workplace violence, honor-based violence, and campus shootings
    • Specialists in threat assessment from around the world make this volume truly international in scope

    New to this Edition:

    • New chapters focusing on lone actor terrorism, insider threats, cyberthreats, and the use of artificial intelligence
    • Illustrates ways that everyday people can learn about warning signs for violence
    • Includes updated case studies that reflect the growth of evidence-based research in the field of threat assessment

    J. Reid Meloy and Jens Hoffmann.

    Second Edition published April 23, 2021.

  • Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations

    $34.99

    Explores new and innovative approaches to treating domestic violence perpetrators. A brief history is also presented on perpetrator treatment, the feminist perspectives on treatment and how recent research findings suggest that perpetrators of domestic violence need more than education and attitude adjustment.

    Donald Dutton, Ph.D. and Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

    329 pages, published in 2003

  • 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
  • Managing Suicidal Risk

    $20.00$54.99

    6 CE hours available

    Specialized Training Services is approved by the
    American Psychological Association to sponsor
    continuing education for psychologists.
    Specialized Training Services retains
    responsibility for this program.

  • Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach (Second Edition)

    $34.99

    Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS) protocol. Experienced clinicians might easily incorporate the SSF-4 and associated CAMS materials into their practice with suicidal patients. Reproducible Suicide Status Forms and other CAMS materials are provided in the manual….A complete case example featuring one of Jobes’s own former patients is interwoven throughout the manual….Provides a clear and flexible framework for the treatment of suicidal behavior in outpatient settings. Jobes offers an evidence-based treatment framework which was seemingly co-authored with his many patient-survivors of suicide over years of research and treatment. The manual provides important updates to the first edition which have resulted from rigorous evaluation of the CAMS model. With research support for CAMS growing, the second edition of Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach may become a relied-upon reference in the toolkit of clinicians and allied professionals who serve suicidal patients. (Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy)

  • Mind Hunter – Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

    $4.99

    -John Douglas
    384 pages, published in 1995.

    Summary: Mind Hunter describes the distinguished career of former F.B.I. agent John Douglas. The text follows Douglas from the beginning of his F.B.I. career, through the pionering of criminal profiling and the forming of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Science Unit. Douglas describes the infamous cases he was involved with, as well as, the profiling techniques he helped pioneer. He discusses the serial offenders that he interviewed over the years. Their methods, techniques and their motivation for the commission of their offenses. Perhaps most importantly, Douglas helps the reader to begin to make sense of the horrendous nature of the crimes of serial killers.

    Comments: This text would best be described as a memoir. One that goes into great length to describe the final output of one law enforcement agent’s outstanding career dealing with and attempting to understand the nature of the serial offender. I found it to be a very fascinating read. (STS staff)

  • 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

  • Neurocriminology

    $69.99

    Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications explores the dramatic impact of advances in neuroscience research and practice to our present understanding of criminality and crime control. Contemporary, cutting-edge research in neuroscience is cited and explained. Studies and cases are clearly and concisely outlined with potential uses for practical applications detailed. This will be framed in the context of criminological foundations, theory, and the notion of the nature of crime itself. This comprehensive and engaging book also delves into recent developments in modern neurology, and connections between neuroscience and its criminal, legal, and forensic implications and ramifications.

    The book poses various questions about what insight neurology can provide to human cognition, to motivation and―in particular―criminal motivation. From biological observations is there a pattern, or are there similarities, in what the brainscan of a criminal looks like? What are the treatment implications and are their valid assessments or treatments that can be used in a corrections environment to curb, or even modify, behavior definitively? And, ultimately, what are the moral, legal and social implications of all? Coverage throughout incorporates leading research that links neurological and biological factors to heightened risk for criminality. This includes coverage of suboptimal arousal (low heart rate), testosterone, neurotransmitters, and variations in MAOA―the so-called “warrior gene”―and more.

    Neurocriminology will offer a thought-provoking analysis of the broad-reaching implications of this science to better inform the prevention, investigation, monitoring, and control of crime. This includes the remarkable potential for neuroscience to serve as a resource and potential tool to criminology and penology researchers, psychologists, forensic psychologists, forensic scientists, legal professionals, and investigators of crime and criminal behavior.

    Diana M. Concannon, PsyD

  • 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

  • The Power of Prevention

    $729.95

    On-Demand Video Threat Assessment Training

    This premium, on-demand, 18-module course offers world-class foundational education on pre-violence warning signs and risk factors; related stressors and triggers; mental disturbance and its relationship to targeted violence; personal grievance and ideological motivations; signs of potential imminent violence; gathering information, understanding social media impact, and avoiding various critical biases. This course will also teach practical threat assessment and management, offering instruction on the full life cycle of a case including intake, triage, critical threat assessment stages, changing levels of concern, full-spectrum threat management strategies, and responsible follow-up including case closure.

    *****EMAIL US AT INFO@SPECIALIZEDTRAINING.COM TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR GROUP DISCOUNT*****

    Presenters: Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP      and     Molly Amman, JD

    Bundle 1 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 1 – Introduction: The course introduction outlines the course content, provides some fundamental concepts, and discusses recent case law in threat assessment and management.
    • Module 2 – Understanding Planned Violence: This module explains different modes of violence and how they intersect with biology and behavior, offers explanatory case examples, and addresses threats versus violence.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 1 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 2 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 3 – Risk Factors for Violence: Gain an in-depth understanding of how risk factors can create a future vulnerability to considering planned violence, with research findings and case examples.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 2 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 3 (1.5 hours) contains:

    • Module 4 – Proximal Warning Behaviors and the Pathway to Violence: Learn, in compelling detail, about the patterns of behavior that suggest accelerating risk toward planned violence. Filled with real world case examples, current research, and in-depth analysis.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 3 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 4 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 5 – Signs of Imminence: This succinct module describes those behaviors which appear to be associated with a short period before violence could unfold.
    • Module 6 – Stressors and Triggers: Events or circumstances with the potential to degrade a person of concern’s coping abilities are described, along with a framework for analysis and case example
    • Module 7 – Threat Reducing Factors: Facts, circumstances, or even personal attributes of the person of concern that may operate to reduce violence potential are described and explained.
    • Module 8 – Violence Risk and Threat Assessment Instruments: These important tools are categorized and explained, along with examples in each category and a source for additional information.
    • Module 9 – Deciding on a Level of Concern: This module offers a framework by which the threat assessor may consistently assess and label cases, which is a key to effective communication and appropriate action.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 4 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 5 (.75 hour) contains:

    • Module 10 – Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence: Unparalleled analysis and explanation of stalkers, stalking behaviors and violence, and key aspects of intimate partner violence for threat assessors.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 5 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 6 (.5 hour) contains:

    • Module 11 – Avoiding Cognitive Biases That Derail Assessment and Management: Different forms of bias are revealed and explained, to enable threat assessors to avoid them in case work.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 6 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 7 (1.5 hours) contains:

    • Module 12 – Information Gathering and Interviewing: An important discussion of data in threat assessment investigations and how this concept differs from other types of investigations. Special tips for interviewing the subject of inquiry.
    • Module 13 – Social Media’s Place in Threat Assessment: Describes the ways in which social media relates to on-the-ground behavior, plus key psychological and behavioral concepts.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 7 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 8 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 14 – Threat Management: Informed by the assessment, threat management is the key to altering the course of events. This module describes the threat management spectrum of options, illustrated by numerous case examples. Particular attention is paid to safe  and future-oriented terminations, expulsions, and long suspensions..
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 8 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 9 (.5 hour) contains:

    • Module 15 – Special Considerations in the K-12 Environment: Special characteristics of the K-12 environment are discussed, along with zero tolerance policies, K-12 threat assessment structured professional judgment tools, and attachment and its relationship to targeted violence by juveniles. Particular attention is paid to safe  and future-oriented terminations, expulsions, and long suspensions.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 9 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 10 (1.25 hours) contains:

    • Module 16 – Threat Assessment Mechanics: This crucial module describes each step—and the reasons for them—in the lifecycle of a threat assessment and management case, from intake to case closure.
    • Module 17 – Setting Up your Program and Threat Assessment Team: This module is for anyone responsible for writing or evaluating workplace violence prevention policy, establishing a program, or setting up a threat assessment team. It also addresses maximizing bystander reporting of concerning behavior
    • Module 18 – Overview of the Threat Assessment and Management Arc: Review of the threat assessment and management process, discussion of resources for networking, knowledge and training, and final thoughts of the presenters.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 10 only, please Click Here

    Purchase the whole 10-hour package for $729.95   or CLICK HERE for the Continuing Education hours version

  • Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations – Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters

    $69.99

    Organizations of all types and sizes, whether they are a business, educational institution, healthcare provider, or house-of-worship, need to plan for the possibility of violent acts that may impact its people, assets, and activities. Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations: Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters provides a comprehensive approach to addressing workplace violence, active shooter and assailant events, and other forms of targeted violence. The book takes a unique perspective that the prevention and management of violence in an organization is a risk and business management issue, rather than a siloed security issue.  As such, the book’s objective is to help organizations develop a program for preventing and managing violence that can be integrated into their day-to-day overall business management approach.

    The main theme of the book is that any program to prevent and manage violence in an organization needs to be an inclusive process: where everyone in the organization is viewed as a risk maker and risk taker, and therefore, a risk manager. The emphasis is on building a risk and security awareness culture in the organization so that everyone throughout the organization is aware and part of the solution. The book recognizes that many, if not most, organizations do not have a dedicated chief security officer to oversee the prevention and management of violence. It also recognizes that many resource allocation decisions are made by business managers, not the security manager.

    While other books approach this issue from a security perspective, this book takes the perspective that providing a safe and secure environment within the organization, and protecting its people, assets, and activities, is a business management imperative. Therefore, the book emphasizes the need to promote a risk and security awareness culture that is integrated into the organization’s system of management and all its activities and functions.  The “Introduction” section of the book includes a brief description of violence in organizations and the imperative for integrating the prevention and management of violence into the organization’s overall business management strategy. The “Framework” section helps business, human resource, risk, security, and safety managers build a programmatic framework to support prevention and management of violence in all the organizations activities. The “Tactics and Control Measures” section provides tactical and operational advice and tools on methods to prevent, respond to, and recover from potentially violent events.  For organizations that have adopted an ISO, Robust Process Improvement, or Six-Sigma management systems approach, they will immediately recognize that the elements described in the framework can be integrated seamlessly into their overall management system approach.

    Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations illustrates a systems approach for preventing and managing violence in organizations that can also be used for managing other types of operational risks. Security managers will find the book useful for integrating security in the organization’s day-to-day activities—as an integral part of these activities—rather than an add-on activity. Security professionals will be able to present their program from a business and risk management perspective.

    Dr. Marc H. Siegel

  • Preventing Domestic Homicides

    $84.99

    Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies focuses on the diverse nature of domestic homicides and what has been learned about the most effective prevention strategies from emerging research and the work of domestic violence death review committees in Canada, the US, the UK, NZ and AU. Each chapter focuses on different populations—specifically older women, youth dating relationships, indigenous women, immigrant and refugee populations, rural/remote communities, same-sex relationships, homicides with police & military, domestic homicide in the workplace, and children killed in the context of domestic violence. Topics cover current research, risk factors, and include case studies from domestic homicide review committees.

    Cases are summarized regarding major themes and recommendations, such as public awareness, professional training, risk assessment, intervention and collaboration amongst service systems. Written for academic and domestic violence researchers in sociology, criminology, psychology and psychiatry by global contributors with on-the-ground domestic homicide experience.

    1st Edition – March 24, 2020

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  • Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, Second Edition

    $20.00$59.99

    6 CE hours available

    Specialized Training Services is approved by the
    American Psychological Association to sponsor
    continuing education for psychologists.
    Specialized Training Services retains
    responsibility for this program.

  • Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, Second Edition

    $39.99

    Published in 2010, 352 pages

    There are various psychological areas that must be addressed when performing forensic assessments. In order to do this properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score and interpret these tests. Written by noted forensic psychologist, Marc Ackerman, Ph.D., Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is the first book to provide forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals involved in court cases with state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines for the most widely used assessment tools (including the ASPECT, BPS, PCRI, TSI, MPS, MMPI-2 and the WAIS-III).

     

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    Essentials of the Personality Assessment Inventory

    Written by the Personality Assessment Inventory author, Essentials of PAI Assessment provides the fundamentals of administration and interpretation of the PAI in an easy-to-use format. It also offers more advanced user tips and insights for combining different types of information provided by the test.

    Essentials of PAI Assessment, Leslie C. Morey, 256 pages

  • Essentials of the Personality Assessment Inventory

    $44.99

    Written by the Personality Assessment Inventory author, Essentials of PAI Assessment provides the fundamentals of administration and interpretation of the PAI in an easy-to-use format. It also offers more advanced user tips and insights for combining different types of information provided by the test.

    Essentials of PAI Assessment, Leslie C. Morey, 256 pages

  • Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

    $49.99

    Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

    Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults is one in a series of works on FMHA.  It synthesizes the important developments in violence risk assessment with adults, particularly over the last two decades.

    2009, 187 pages

  • The Expert Expert Witness – More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court

    $29.99

    Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. Even veteran expert witnesses can encounter new challenges in these high-pressure situations, especially during a cross-examination where every statement and gesture can be scrutinized by an attorney searching for ways to dispute the expert’s credibility and opinions.

    Short chapters punctuated by memorable maxims draw from the authors’ expansive personal experiences, as well as research and stories from other expert expert witnesses, to create this must-have resource that will inform and entertain expert witnesses for many years.

    Stanley Brodsky, Ph.D.
    published in 1999

    Quotes: “This is a wonderful book. It is extremely useful for expert witnesses at all levels of experience. It is well written, succinct, highly readable, and engaging. It is a book that is enjoyable as well as educational…” Charles Patrick Ewing, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP

  • Female Sexual Abusers

    $9.99

    394 pages, published in 1999.

    While a few more resources exist now then ten years ago, literature on female sexual abusers is still meager.  Female abuser typologies are in flux, motivations rely more on assumptions than research results. Treatment modalities continue to be adapted from those used with men, and treatment outcomes remain undocumented.  Every step we take to add to our knowledge of these hidden abusers is a step toward a safer society.

    Female Sexual Abusers: Three Views is one such step, or perhaps more accurately, three. Drs. Davin Davin, Dunbar, and Hislop look at different aspects of female sexual abusers.  Their rigorous, detailed research provides a deeper understanding of why woman abuse. Beginning with extensive literature reviews, their examination of women who abuse ranges from the characteristics of co-offenders, to factors in etiology of offending for women, to comparisons of psycho-social histories of women abusers and non-offending women in the same milieus.

    A good but slightly dated book on this emerging topic.

  • 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.

  • Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, 2nd Ed.

    $89.99

    Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, Otto & Douglas

    The Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, Second Edition, builds on the first edition’s comprehensive discussion of violence risk assessment instruments with an update of research on established tools and the addition of new chapters devoted to recently developed risk assessment tools.

    Featuring chapters written by the instrument developers themselves, this handbook reviews the most frequently used violence risk assessment instruments—both actuarial and structured professional judgment—that professionals use to inform and structure their judgments about violence risk. Also included are broader chapters that address matters such as the consideration of psychopathy and how the law shapes violence risk assessment.

    Already the primary reference for practitioners, researchers, and legal professionals in this area, this second edition’s easy-to-access, comprehensive, and current information will make it an indispensable reference for those in the field.

    2020, 474 pages

  • Insider Threat: Prevention, Detection, Mitigation and Deterrence

    $49.99

    Insider Threat: Detection, Mitigation, Deterrence and Prevention presents a set of solutions to address the increase in cases of insider threat. This includes espionage, embezzlement, sabotage, fraud, intellectual property theft, and research and development theft from current or former employees. This book outlines a step-by-step path for developing an insider threat program within any organization, focusing on management and employee engagement, as well as ethical, legal, and privacy concerns. In addition, it includes tactics on how to collect, correlate, and visualize potential risk indicators into a seamless system for protecting an organization’s critical assets from malicious, complacent, and ignorant insiders. Insider Threat presents robust mitigation strategies that will interrupt the forward motion of a potential insider who intends to do harm to a company or its employees, as well as an understanding of supply chain risk and cyber security, as they relate to insider threat.

    234 pages, published in 2016

  • International Handbook of Threat Assessment, Second Edition

    $109.99
    • Written for threat assessors in a range of disciplines, from psychiatry and psychology to law enforcement, security, intelligence, legal, and human resources
    • Covers the latest research in the field including new empirical data, novel approaches to threat assessment, advanced theory, and high-profile case analyses
    • Discusses in-depth how threat assessment is the essential model for thwarting public figure attacks, mass murder, workplace violence, honor-based violence, and campus shootings
    • Specialists in threat assessment from around the world make this volume truly international in scope

    New to this Edition:

    • New chapters focusing on lone actor terrorism, insider threats, cyberthreats, and the use of artificial intelligence
    • Illustrates ways that everyday people can learn about warning signs for violence
    • Includes updated case studies that reflect the growth of evidence-based research in the field of threat assessment

    J. Reid Meloy and Jens Hoffmann.

    Second Edition published April 23, 2021.

  • Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations

    $34.99

    Explores new and innovative approaches to treating domestic violence perpetrators. A brief history is also presented on perpetrator treatment, the feminist perspectives on treatment and how recent research findings suggest that perpetrators of domestic violence need more than education and attitude adjustment.

    Donald Dutton, Ph.D. and Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D.

    329 pages, published in 2003

  • 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
  • Managing Suicidal Risk

    $20.00$54.99

    6 CE hours available

    Specialized Training Services is approved by the
    American Psychological Association to sponsor
    continuing education for psychologists.
    Specialized Training Services retains
    responsibility for this program.

  • Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach (Second Edition)

    $34.99

    Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to the use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS) protocol. Experienced clinicians might easily incorporate the SSF-4 and associated CAMS materials into their practice with suicidal patients. Reproducible Suicide Status Forms and other CAMS materials are provided in the manual….A complete case example featuring one of Jobes’s own former patients is interwoven throughout the manual….Provides a clear and flexible framework for the treatment of suicidal behavior in outpatient settings. Jobes offers an evidence-based treatment framework which was seemingly co-authored with his many patient-survivors of suicide over years of research and treatment. The manual provides important updates to the first edition which have resulted from rigorous evaluation of the CAMS model. With research support for CAMS growing, the second edition of Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach may become a relied-upon reference in the toolkit of clinicians and allied professionals who serve suicidal patients. (Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy)

  • Mind Hunter – Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit

    $4.99

    -John Douglas
    384 pages, published in 1995.

    Summary: Mind Hunter describes the distinguished career of former F.B.I. agent John Douglas. The text follows Douglas from the beginning of his F.B.I. career, through the pionering of criminal profiling and the forming of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Science Unit. Douglas describes the infamous cases he was involved with, as well as, the profiling techniques he helped pioneer. He discusses the serial offenders that he interviewed over the years. Their methods, techniques and their motivation for the commission of their offenses. Perhaps most importantly, Douglas helps the reader to begin to make sense of the horrendous nature of the crimes of serial killers.

    Comments: This text would best be described as a memoir. One that goes into great length to describe the final output of one law enforcement agent’s outstanding career dealing with and attempting to understand the nature of the serial offender. I found it to be a very fascinating read. (STS staff)

  • 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

  • Neurocriminology

    $69.99

    Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications explores the dramatic impact of advances in neuroscience research and practice to our present understanding of criminality and crime control. Contemporary, cutting-edge research in neuroscience is cited and explained. Studies and cases are clearly and concisely outlined with potential uses for practical applications detailed. This will be framed in the context of criminological foundations, theory, and the notion of the nature of crime itself. This comprehensive and engaging book also delves into recent developments in modern neurology, and connections between neuroscience and its criminal, legal, and forensic implications and ramifications.

    The book poses various questions about what insight neurology can provide to human cognition, to motivation and―in particular―criminal motivation. From biological observations is there a pattern, or are there similarities, in what the brainscan of a criminal looks like? What are the treatment implications and are their valid assessments or treatments that can be used in a corrections environment to curb, or even modify, behavior definitively? And, ultimately, what are the moral, legal and social implications of all? Coverage throughout incorporates leading research that links neurological and biological factors to heightened risk for criminality. This includes coverage of suboptimal arousal (low heart rate), testosterone, neurotransmitters, and variations in MAOA―the so-called “warrior gene”―and more.

    Neurocriminology will offer a thought-provoking analysis of the broad-reaching implications of this science to better inform the prevention, investigation, monitoring, and control of crime. This includes the remarkable potential for neuroscience to serve as a resource and potential tool to criminology and penology researchers, psychologists, forensic psychologists, forensic scientists, legal professionals, and investigators of crime and criminal behavior.

    Diana M. Concannon, PsyD

  • 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

  • The Power of Prevention

    $729.95

    On-Demand Video Threat Assessment Training

    This premium, on-demand, 18-module course offers world-class foundational education on pre-violence warning signs and risk factors; related stressors and triggers; mental disturbance and its relationship to targeted violence; personal grievance and ideological motivations; signs of potential imminent violence; gathering information, understanding social media impact, and avoiding various critical biases. This course will also teach practical threat assessment and management, offering instruction on the full life cycle of a case including intake, triage, critical threat assessment stages, changing levels of concern, full-spectrum threat management strategies, and responsible follow-up including case closure.

    *****EMAIL US AT INFO@SPECIALIZEDTRAINING.COM TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR GROUP DISCOUNT*****

    Presenters: Reid Meloy, PhD, ABPP      and     Molly Amman, JD

    Bundle 1 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 1 – Introduction: The course introduction outlines the course content, provides some fundamental concepts, and discusses recent case law in threat assessment and management.
    • Module 2 – Understanding Planned Violence: This module explains different modes of violence and how they intersect with biology and behavior, offers explanatory case examples, and addresses threats versus violence.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 1 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 2 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 3 – Risk Factors for Violence: Gain an in-depth understanding of how risk factors can create a future vulnerability to considering planned violence, with research findings and case examples.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 2 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 3 (1.5 hours) contains:

    • Module 4 – Proximal Warning Behaviors and the Pathway to Violence: Learn, in compelling detail, about the patterns of behavior that suggest accelerating risk toward planned violence. Filled with real world case examples, current research, and in-depth analysis.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 3 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 4 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 5 – Signs of Imminence: This succinct module describes those behaviors which appear to be associated with a short period before violence could unfold.
    • Module 6 – Stressors and Triggers: Events or circumstances with the potential to degrade a person of concern’s coping abilities are described, along with a framework for analysis and case example
    • Module 7 – Threat Reducing Factors: Facts, circumstances, or even personal attributes of the person of concern that may operate to reduce violence potential are described and explained.
    • Module 8 – Violence Risk and Threat Assessment Instruments: These important tools are categorized and explained, along with examples in each category and a source for additional information.
    • Module 9 – Deciding on a Level of Concern: This module offers a framework by which the threat assessor may consistently assess and label cases, which is a key to effective communication and appropriate action.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 4 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 5 (.75 hour) contains:

    • Module 10 – Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence: Unparalleled analysis and explanation of stalkers, stalking behaviors and violence, and key aspects of intimate partner violence for threat assessors.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 5 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 6 (.5 hour) contains:

    • Module 11 – Avoiding Cognitive Biases That Derail Assessment and Management: Different forms of bias are revealed and explained, to enable threat assessors to avoid them in case work.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 6 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 7 (1.5 hours) contains:

    • Module 12 – Information Gathering and Interviewing: An important discussion of data in threat assessment investigations and how this concept differs from other types of investigations. Special tips for interviewing the subject of inquiry.
    • Module 13 – Social Media’s Place in Threat Assessment: Describes the ways in which social media relates to on-the-ground behavior, plus key psychological and behavioral concepts.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 7 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 8 (1 hour) contains:

    • Module 14 – Threat Management: Informed by the assessment, threat management is the key to altering the course of events. This module describes the threat management spectrum of options, illustrated by numerous case examples. Particular attention is paid to safe  and future-oriented terminations, expulsions, and long suspensions..
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 8 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 9 (.5 hour) contains:

    • Module 15 – Special Considerations in the K-12 Environment: Special characteristics of the K-12 environment are discussed, along with zero tolerance policies, K-12 threat assessment structured professional judgment tools, and attachment and its relationship to targeted violence by juveniles. Particular attention is paid to safe  and future-oriented terminations, expulsions, and long suspensions.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 9 only, please Click Here

    Bundle 10 (1.25 hours) contains:

    • Module 16 – Threat Assessment Mechanics: This crucial module describes each step—and the reasons for them—in the lifecycle of a threat assessment and management case, from intake to case closure.
    • Module 17 – Setting Up your Program and Threat Assessment Team: This module is for anyone responsible for writing or evaluating workplace violence prevention policy, establishing a program, or setting up a threat assessment team. It also addresses maximizing bystander reporting of concerning behavior
    • Module 18 – Overview of the Threat Assessment and Management Arc: Review of the threat assessment and management process, discussion of resources for networking, knowledge and training, and final thoughts of the presenters.
    • If you’d like to purchase Bundle 10 only, please Click Here

    Purchase the whole 10-hour package for $729.95   or CLICK HERE for the Continuing Education hours version

  • Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations – Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters

    $69.99

    Organizations of all types and sizes, whether they are a business, educational institution, healthcare provider, or house-of-worship, need to plan for the possibility of violent acts that may impact its people, assets, and activities. Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations: Workplace Violence, Targeted Violence, and Active Shooters provides a comprehensive approach to addressing workplace violence, active shooter and assailant events, and other forms of targeted violence. The book takes a unique perspective that the prevention and management of violence in an organization is a risk and business management issue, rather than a siloed security issue.  As such, the book’s objective is to help organizations develop a program for preventing and managing violence that can be integrated into their day-to-day overall business management approach.

    The main theme of the book is that any program to prevent and manage violence in an organization needs to be an inclusive process: where everyone in the organization is viewed as a risk maker and risk taker, and therefore, a risk manager. The emphasis is on building a risk and security awareness culture in the organization so that everyone throughout the organization is aware and part of the solution. The book recognizes that many, if not most, organizations do not have a dedicated chief security officer to oversee the prevention and management of violence. It also recognizes that many resource allocation decisions are made by business managers, not the security manager.

    While other books approach this issue from a security perspective, this book takes the perspective that providing a safe and secure environment within the organization, and protecting its people, assets, and activities, is a business management imperative. Therefore, the book emphasizes the need to promote a risk and security awareness culture that is integrated into the organization’s system of management and all its activities and functions.  The “Introduction” section of the book includes a brief description of violence in organizations and the imperative for integrating the prevention and management of violence into the organization’s overall business management strategy. The “Framework” section helps business, human resource, risk, security, and safety managers build a programmatic framework to support prevention and management of violence in all the organizations activities. The “Tactics and Control Measures” section provides tactical and operational advice and tools on methods to prevent, respond to, and recover from potentially violent events.  For organizations that have adopted an ISO, Robust Process Improvement, or Six-Sigma management systems approach, they will immediately recognize that the elements described in the framework can be integrated seamlessly into their overall management system approach.

    Preventing and Managing Violence in Organizations illustrates a systems approach for preventing and managing violence in organizations that can also be used for managing other types of operational risks. Security managers will find the book useful for integrating security in the organization’s day-to-day activities—as an integral part of these activities—rather than an add-on activity. Security professionals will be able to present their program from a business and risk management perspective.

    Dr. Marc H. Siegel

  • Preventing Domestic Homicides

    $84.99

    Preventing Domestic Homicides: Lessons Learned from Tragedies focuses on the diverse nature of domestic homicides and what has been learned about the most effective prevention strategies from emerging research and the work of domestic violence death review committees in Canada, the US, the UK, NZ and AU. Each chapter focuses on different populations—specifically older women, youth dating relationships, indigenous women, immigrant and refugee populations, rural/remote communities, same-sex relationships, homicides with police & military, domestic homicide in the workplace, and children killed in the context of domestic violence. Topics cover current research, risk factors, and include case studies from domestic homicide review committees.

    Cases are summarized regarding major themes and recommendations, such as public awareness, professional training, risk assessment, intervention and collaboration amongst service systems. Written for academic and domestic violence researchers in sociology, criminology, psychology and psychiatry by global contributors with on-the-ground domestic homicide experience.

    1st Edition – March 24, 2020

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