Seminar Detail

Mass Violence: Risk Identification and Intervention Strategies for Potentially Violent Clients and Effective Treatment Techniques for Survivors
Mass Violence: Risk Identification and Intervention Strategies for Potentially Violent Clients and Effective Treatment Techniques for Survivors

Where:   COLUMBIA, MD

When:  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Following acts of mass violence clinicians are often left feeling powerless, anxious and looking for answers.

Why does this happen?
Can I identify the warning signs and Intervene with those at-risk of committing violent acts? What can I do to help survivors facing the devastating scars of trauma, anxiety, panic depression and grief left behind by unspeakable violence?

A must-attend for mental health professionals working in an era of pervasive violence, this critical one-day seminar will explore the connection between mental health issues and violence, analyze research and research limitations surrounding its study, and contemplate the role of clinicians in both the prevention and aftermath of mass violence.

Better still, this seminar will go beyond the research and give you detailed clinical guidance on working with a variety of populations and ages, including children, adolescents, parents and community members who may walk into your office as a person at-risk of committing a violent act or as a survivor of one.

YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO BE UNPREPARED

Sign up today and leave feeling ready and able to identify the risk factors, effectively intervene with clients at-risk of performing violent acts, and provide hope and healing to those whose lives have been engulfed by mass violence.
Objectives:
  1. Contrast the stereotype of the mentally ill perpetrator of mass violence with the realities of research on violent crime and mental health disorders.
  2. Characterize how personality traits and family dynamics can inform the clinician’s assessment of clients that may become violent.
  3. Specify how treatment approaches based in CBT can be effectively utilized to build coping skills and reduce the risk of violent behavior in at-risk clients.
  4. Articulate why screening for trauma following mass violence is an essential first step in employing Psychological First Aid.
  5. Establish how grounding techniques and relaxation training can be used in clinical practice to decrease symptomology with clients suffering from anxiety and panic following violent tragedies.
  6. Explore considerations for treating grief as it relates to mass violence, including strategies for supporting clients mourning multiple victims.
OUTLINE:

Violence Risk Assessment and Reduction Planning
  • How stereotypes obscure realities
  • Potential warning signs and assessment
    • Personality traits
    • Family dynamics
    • School and social dynamics
    • Protective factors
  • Risk assessment tools – CARE-2, AVRRT, F-Risk
  • Anticipating gun violence – hindsight vs. prediction
  • When do I contact law enforcement?
Intervention Plans for Clients Who Could Become Violent
  • Family therapy
  • Developmental approaches with skill building
  • Trauma-informed CBT
  • Social connection
  • Monitoring change
  • Managing threats at school
How Trauma from Mass Violence Differs from Other Traumas: Treatment approaches and Techniques for Survivors
  • Screen and assess for trauma
  • Acute phase and Psychological First Aid
  • Effects of traumatic stress after violence
  • Exposure, desensitization and imagery techniques
  • EMDR and emotional intensity of memories
  • Post-traumatic growth – meaning after tragedy
  • Vicarious trauma
Anxiety and Panic: Establish Safety and Stability Following Unthinkable Violence
  • Help clients identify and manage triggers
  • Grounding techniques and relaxation training
  • Panic Disorder – strategies for clients with debilitating fear
  • Collective anxiety
Depression and Grief: Treatment Approaches for Survivors Touched by Loss
  • Considerations for clients mourning multiple victims
  • CBT techniques to reframe distorted thoughts and irrational beliefs
  • Social withdrawal and isolation in survivors
  • Re-engage clients in life through Behavioral Activation
  • Vulnerability to substance use problems
Research, Limitations and Potential Treatment Risks
  • Current state of research on mental health and mass violence
  • Limitations of the current research
  • Limitations and risks of psychotherapeutic approaches for trauma, anxiety, depression and grief
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • School Administrators
  • School Psychologists
  • School Social Workers
  • School Counselors
  • General Educators
  • Special Educators
  • School Nurses
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Nurses
  • Marriage & Family Therapists

KATHRYN SEIFERT, PH.D.

Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D.,is a Psychologist in Maryland and the founder and executive director of Eastern Shore Psychological Services. She has worked for over 30 years successfully assessing and treating trauma and attachment problems. She now trains and supervises therapists who are assessing and treating maltreated children. Dr. Seifert has lectured both nationally and internationally and provides training on trauma, symptoms of trauma and attachment issues. She has written more than 60 articles on these topics, as well.

Dr. Seifert is an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of youth with trauma and attachment problems and their families. She has appeared on CNN, Discovery ID, and Fox News and consults with numerous public agencies. Dr. Seifert testifies in courts as an expert on maltreatment of children. She has a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com with over half a million readers.

She has written two books, How Children Become Violent (Acanthus, 2006) and Youth Violence: Theory, Prevention, and Intervention (Springer, 2015). In these two books, she wrote about the groundbreaking research such as the ACE’s research out of the CDC, connecting child maltreatment, delays in the developmental of coping skills, and youthful violent behaviors. In addition to these books and numerous eBooks, Dr. Seifert has developed the CARE-2, Child and Adolescent Risk/Needs Evaluation. The CARE-2 builds on the work in her books by creating a method to develop effective treatment plans for traumatized children whose symptoms included aggression and difficulty in relationships with others.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathryn Seifert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Eastern Shore Psychological Services; and CARE-2, LLC. She receives royalties as an author of Acanthus Publishing and Springer Publishing. Dr. Seifert receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathryn Seifert is a member of the American Psychological Association; and the Maryland Psychological Association. She writes a blog, Stop the Cycle, on Psychologytoday.com.
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This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

VIRGINIA COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.


MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS
This activity consists of 380 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS
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PSYCHOLOGISTS
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OTHER PROFESSIONS
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