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February 26-27, 2020
Drs. Stephen White and Reid Meloy
will conduct their two-day workshop on
The Assessment and Management
of Workplace & Campus
Violence Risk with the WAVR-21 V3
This dynamic two-day workshop offers a blend of didactic material and video case presentations, case vignette practice, research updates, and focused discussion of common issues.
Now an annual event: A Bay Area WAVR-21 winter workshop, bringing together multi-disciplinary threat assessment practitioners from around North America and beyond. Please come and celebrate with us the first of these annual workshops, networking and benchmarking with fellow professionals.
Attendees will be thoroughly acquainted with the WAVR-21 V3 – the Worksheet, Grid, and Intake and Documentation forms, and how to integrate WAVR-21 data into dynamic threat case management.
Content will include:
- New: Illustrative brief case examples of each of the WAVR risk and protective factors, as observed in actual incidents and common scenarios.
- New: The Incel Automobile Attack in Toronto: An in depth look at the police interview of Alek Minassian, focusing on his personal grievance, moral outrage, and ideology, including how the internet spreads and amplifies extreme beliefs and the justification of violence.
- The Aurora Theatre Mass Murder: An in-depth case study and reflection, including psychodynamics of the assailant’s motives, implications for operational protocols, and a retrospective WAVR-21 threat assessment.
- Lone Actor Terrorism – Research Update: Reid Meloy, developer of the TRAP-18, will review recent findings from research and case studies, the implications for workplaces and institutions of higher learning, and its nexus with the WAVR-21 V3.
Continuing topics include targeted violence dynamics, the “pathway to violence,” stalking, mental illness and violence, intimate partner violence, psychopathy, bullying, interviewing strategies, integrating data with professional judgment, communication issues, managing fear, and common program and intervention obstacles.
Further information on the specific details including hotels and transportation:
To register, contact Dr. Stephen White: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early bird registration discounts will be in effect until February 1st.
Note: This workshop is sponsored by Work Trauma Services Inc. Other threat assessment and WAVR-21 workshops are scheduled for 2020 that will be sponsored by Specialized Training (specializedtraining.com).
On-Demand Online WAVR-21 Training:
An Introductory Course
Dr. Stephen White & Dr. Reid Meloy
The Global Institute of Forensic Research hosts a remote access introductory WAVR-21 training. This On-Demand training will provide attendees with a solid introduction to the WAVR-21 while earning 5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
Please go to the GIFR website for further details and to register.
- Typical issues that teams address or recognize in their case presentations:
- Disagreements on opinion of risk among team members
- Information silos: Strategies to identify and collect useful data
- Recognizing bias errors and process flaws such as “disciplinary drift”
- Interviewing strategies with different kinds of subjects, for example individuals that are paranoid, very litigious, intimidating, or suicidal
- Identifying the possible unintended consequences of actions taken in a given case
- Communicating findings and managing fear, especially when a team’s objective opinion of risk differs from concerned clientele
- Managing one’s own emotions and personal concerns as a team member
- Identifying thresholds for appropriate engagement of threat assessment experts
- How different cases would be coded on the WAVR-21, and how to weigh and integrate findings