Dr. Laura Guy: Preventing Targeted Violence: An introduction to Threat Assessment.
Dr. Guy will be followed by a panel of experts in the field of threat assessment.
Professionals in various fields, such as police, mental health, education, and security, must conduct threat assessments as part of their job or as a matter of law. In this workshop, an overview of key conceptual and historical is- sues in the field of threat assessment will be reviewed, and basic principles and procedural issues in threat assessment and management will be discussed in more depth. Attendees will learn about issues related to conducting inter- views, obtaining and reviewing collateral sources of information, using analytic or risk assessment tools, communicating about risk for targeted violence, and managing individu- als who are believed to pose a violence risk.
Dr. Laura Guy has worked primarily as a threat assessment professional and forensic clinical psychologist. Her areas of clinical and research expertise focus on assessment and management of violence risk in youth and adults. She is active in consulting, teaching, and training, having worked with mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
Laura obtained her PhD in psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with a combined clinical-forensic and research focus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and is licensed to practice psychology in jurisdictions in Canada and the United States. She currently serves as Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management and, and is the Vice President of CATAP.
Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 9am-5pm (registration will open at 8:30am)
Location: University of Saskatewan - Saskatoon
$50 for CATAP members; $175 for non-members