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    • January 27, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom
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    The Minds, Lives, and Motivations of Mass Attackers

    This CE Event is offered in cooperation with 30 SPTAs!

    3.0 CE Hours

    Monday, January 27, 2023. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Live Via Zoom

    Email links for this Zoom meeting will be sent by the Pennsylvania State Psychological Association

    Course Overview:

    This webinar starts with a review of the justifications cited by perpetrators of mass attacks, as well as a consideration of underlying psychological dynamics. Next, three psychological types of mass attackers will be presented to demonstrate the intersection of their internal dynamics and life experiences. Following this, four additional cases will be reviewed to highlight the variability in functioning among perpetrators and the need to look behind superficial accomplishments to detect risk factors for violence.

    1. Preliminary material

    a. “Who they are and what happens to them”
    b. Underestimating psychopathology in mass attackers
    c. Power dynamics and identity issues
    d. Three categories of justifications used by mass attackers
    e. Challenge of identifying potential attackers: case example

    2. Case examples to illustrate three psychological types of mass attackers

    a. Psychopathic attacker
    b. Psychotic attacker
    c. Traumatized attacker

    3. Additional cases to illustrate diversity of functioning and presentation among attackers

    a. Case example: failing in personal and professional domains
    b. Failing in personal domain, apparently succeeding in professional domain
    c. Apparently succeeding in personal domain, failing in professional domain
    d. Apparently succeeding in personal and professional domains

    4. Summary/conclusions

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Identify three psychological categories of mass attackers.
    2. Explain the role of identity issues and aspirations in mass attackers.
    3. Discuss the intersection of psychological dynamics and life experiences as risk factors for violence.

    Presenter:

    Dr. Peter Langman

    Dr. Peter Langman is a psychologist whose research on school shooters has received international recognition. His book, Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, was named an Outstanding Academic Title and was translated into German, Dutch, Finnish, and Russian. His work has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and he has been interviewed by the New York Times, The Today Show, 20/20, Nightline, Fox, CNN, the BBC, and nearly 500 other news outlets in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. After the Sandy Hook attack, the CEO of the American Psychological Association presented Dr. Langman’s recommendations on school safety to President Obama. He has presented at both the FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico. He has been an invited speaker at the National Counterterrorism Center and was hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. He maintains the largest online collection of materials relating to school shooters at www.schoolshooters.info, including over 500 documents totaling 65,000 pages. His book, School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators was published in 2015. In 2018, Dr. Langman became a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. In 2020, he became the Director of Research and School Safety Training with Drift Net Securities. His new book is Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike

    Workshop Location:

    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

    REGISTRATION:

    Registration: FIRM DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 22, 2023
    Register on the UPA website: www.utpsych.org

       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before January 20, 2023 $75  $125
     After January 20, 2023 $125   $150


     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15


    • February 10, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Livestream event via Zoom – Zoom link will be sent on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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    6.0 Ethics Continuing Education Credits

    15% OFF YOUR Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Policy Premium

    (for two consecutive years at policy renewal)

    Course Overview:

    For close to 30 years, The Trust has been providing continuing education workshops and individual consultations with a focus on improving psychologists’ risk management skills and strategies. These workshops have evolved from basic concepts and strategies, to a more applied, integrated, and strategic approach to help you protect yourself from adverse disciplinary and legal actions and to support competent practice.

    For this newest workshop, The Trust Risk Management Consultants have continued to review data from nearly 90,000 consultations provided to date, along with relevant research, to determine the problems practitioners often confront, and potential strategies for addressing them. The topics in this new workshop will include an updated review

    of decision science and its implications for bias and vulnerability in clinical, ethical and risk management decision making, strategies for reducing the impact of these vulnerabilities, issues arising in remote services (during and beyond the pandemic), addressing boundaries in advocacy by professionals on behalf of their clients/patients, and the risk- management implications of self-care (or its absence) for psychologists.

    Course Objectives:

    • Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making
    • Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision- making, in particular
    • List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices
    • Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision
    • Describe three general challenges to unbiased decision-making
    • Identify three vulnerabilities that can affect clinician decision- making, in particular
    • List four strategies to address decision-making bias and improve ethical and risk management choices
    • Summarize three risk-related aspects to remote service provision
    • Differentiate general areas in which professional advocacy is and is not appropriate
    • Identify two issues when psychotherapy patients make quasi- forensic requests
    • Evaluate three methods of engaging in self-care to support better practice and risk-management

    Presenter: 

    Daniel O. Taube earned his J.D. from Villanova University in 1985 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University in 1987,

    as a member of the Hahnemann/ Villanova Joint Psychology and Law Graduate Program. He is Professor Emeritus at the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco at Alliant International University, past Psy.D. Program Director, founder and coordinator of the Forensic Family Child.

    His areas of professional focus include ethical and legal issues in professional practice, child protection, and addictions. In addition to his teaching and research interests, he has been in private practice since 1990, has served on the APA Ethics Appeals Panel for over 20 years, and taught graduate and professional level courses on ethical and legal issues in professional practice for over 25 years. Dr. Taube regularly consults with a wide range of practitioners and community agencies regarding standards of practice and ethical concerns.

    Fees

       UPA Members Non-Members of UPA 
     On or before February 3, 2023  $125  $225
     After February 3, 2023 $150   $250

     UPA Student/Resident Members Non-Member Students /Residents
     No Charge  $15

    Location

    Live, virtual webinar via Zoom webinar.

    Zoom link will be sent two days prior to the event.

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