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October 13 to 17

2018 Annual CATAP workshop & conference

We are pleased to announce the 2018 CATAP Workshop (October 13th – 14th) and Conference (October 15th – 17th) at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC.

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CATAP and ATAP NW free training event

The ATAP Northwest Chapter is very pleased to hold our third annual joint training with the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP –

Please click here to find more information about our free-for-members joint CATAP and ATAP North West meeting on Friday, February 16, 2018.

This free day of training will focus on insider threats: how to prevent, identify, manage, and mitigate insider threats. We will offer insights and risk-management strategies across disciplines: psychology, legal, human resources, private and public security, and law enforcement.


Dr. Ron Schouten, President of the New England ATAP Chapter and national expert on insider threats, will open this informative day of training.

Mr. John Neily, consultant and former RCMP Assistant Commissioner, will talk about corruption and integrity compromise within law enforcement.


RSVP: Please RSVP for this free training by Friday, February 9, 2018:

We have finalized discounted hotel rates at the Fairmont Empress ($179 instead of regular $289), and included a link to register for the hotel:


Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm (PST)

Location: Fairmont Empress Hotel

Conference Room

721 Government Street

Victoria, BC, Canada

V8W 1W5


We expect this training to be available via Webinar/Lync on the day of the meeting for active ATAP NW and CATAP members.

Sex Crimes – Paedophilia, Child Molestation and Cross-Associated Sexual Deviances

Date: May 4, 2018

Time: 9am-4pm (registration will open at 8:30am)

Location: Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport (For Room Reservation: 204-775-9889)

Costs: Early sign-up rate (until April 13th, 2018): $50 for CATAP members; $150 for non-members

Late sign-up (after April 13th, 2018): $75 for CATAP members; $175 for non-members

* Become a member of CATAP ($100 annually) and package this conference and all the other benefits of being a CATAP member for $150 - there is little reason not to join now!




Training Description:

An exploration of the psychology of the paedophile and the types of associated paraphilic activities they can be involved with. Also discussed will be the role of child pornography; grooming behaviour and indicative material collections. [No child abuse imagery will be shown during the lecture].


Facilitator: Peter Collins, CD, MD, MCA, FRCPC

Peter Collins has been the operational forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995 and a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team, of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force, since 1992.

In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Investigative Psychology Unit of the South African Police, and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.

Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Illness and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. As well, Peter is a co-investigator with the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab and an advisor to the International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program for police tactical teams at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). Peter is on the board of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and a consulting editor with the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association.

Peter retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on 2 deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces.

In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In 2017 he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Critical Incident Association. Peter is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies across North America, and internationally, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.

The 11th Conference Of The Association Of European Threat Assessment Professionals

We are pleased to announce the 11th conference of the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP), scheduled from 24-26 April 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

More information can be found here AETAP2018.pdf or here

2018 Annual CATAP Workshop & Conference
REGIONAL EVENT (VICTORIA, BC): CATAP and ATAP NW free training event
REGIONAL EVENT (WINNIPEG, MB): Sex Crimes – Paedophilia, Child Molestation and Cross-Associated Sexual Deviances
Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP) Conference

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