Threat Assessment: Preventing Workplace Violence (HSP 522)"Three dead, two hurt in office shooting." "Man opens fire at psych clinic." "Man killed security guard to get revenge." "Eight US soldiers charged in death of bullied comrade." "Federal agent opens fire during discussion of job." "Police say University of Maryland student threatened rampage."
The above recent headlines remind us that interpersonal violence can occur in any workplace. Evidence shows that persons working in health care and social service occupations are at a relatively high risk for experiencing violence on the job. How is the problem of preventing workplace violence being addressed by threat assessment professionals? What knowledge and practices would help you reduce the risk of violence toward your coworkers, your clients and yourself? This workshop will provide an understanding of current approaches to conceptualizing and preventing interpersonal violence, with emphasis on workplace settings, including schools. Information being developed by practitioners of the emerging discipline of professional threat assessment will be shared. Principles of violence prevention will be illustrated by examples from actual cases. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and concerns regarding workplace safety. Open to professionals in the Human Services field.
Psychologists and Professional Counselors are invited to remain after the workshop to have lunch (free) and attend the quarterly meeting of the WMAHEC Psychology and Professional Counseling Caucus, from 12-1pm in the same meeting room. (If you will be joining us, please let us know by emailing Jackie Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can order an appropriate amount of food.) Thank you!
9/14, Friday (1 session)
9:00 AM – 12 noon
Instructor: Paul McCusker
Course Cost: $30.00