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Friday, December 1, 2023

Threat Assessment And Management Basics For The Mental Health Professional

Time: 9:30am-4:30 (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 6 CEUs (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Instructor: Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D.

Cost: $199 Individual, $109 Early Bird (register by 11/20/23), $99 Super Saver (register by 10/20/23),

$89 5+ Group (same organization), $75 Grad Students

Workshop Description:

The headlines seem to come nonstop. When there is a new incident of targeted violence – a school shooting, a hospital shooting, we are bereft along with the victims. Often, people turn to mental 

health professionals to solve the problems. However, we are not taught about violence in our 

professional programs. The task can seem immense. However, the field of threat assessment and management has decades of research and practice. We can follow the research, follow a plan, and 

prevent most acts of targeted violence if we work together. 

This one day primer will expose you to the basics of threat assessment and management from the perspective of a mental health provider. Practitioners will leave understanding the cornerstones of TAM and the building blocks of processing a threat as a practitioner or as part of a threat assessment team.

Highlights include:

•Some history and statistics

•Why mental health professionals are such a critical part of the process

•The difference between reactive and targeted violence

•The pathway to violence

• Threat Assessment Teams

•The basic threat assessment process

•Interviewing and data gathering

• A nod to assessment


•A tabletop

•Favorite resources


Participants will be able to:

1.Differentiate between reactive/affective and predatory/targeted violence

2.Determine where a person of concern is on the pathway to violence

3.Utilize focused information gathering as part of the process

4.Access and use quality available resources

Speaker: Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D.

The course will be taught by Dr. Stephanie Stein Leite. She is licensed as a psychologist in NY, CT, VT and MA. She is also able to serve in many other states through PsyPact. She is the past president of the New England Chapter of Threat Assessment Professionals and the Forensic Division of the CT Psychological Association. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on the topic of threat assessment and management. She also has over 25 years experience in the field of violence prevention.

Register Now

At Counseling Services of Long Island, our goal is to help you stay updated with the latest research, theories, and techniques in the industry.

Enroll now and join an elite group of your peers.

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