3 CE – Member: Preventing School Shootings

$50.00

Membership dues must be paid for the current year to receive member pricing for CE events

Preventing School Shootings
By Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Location:  Muhlenberg College, Seeger’s Event Space (2400 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA  18104)
Parking for this program is located on Chew Street, on 26th Street, and in the commuter lot which is to the left of the Trexler Library.  (Please see links to campus maps) Muhlenberg Print Campus Map and Muhlenberg Parking Map

3 CE credit program
Registration 8:30am, Program 9:00 am to 12:30 pm   
Presenter – Peter Langman, PhD, Langman Psychological Associates, LLC; United States Secret Service

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Membership dues must be paid for the current year to receive member pricing for CE events

Preventing School Shootings
By Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 9:00 am to 12:30 pm 

Location:  Muhlenberg College, Seeger’s Event Space (2400 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA  18104) 

3 CE credit program
Registration 8:30am, Program 9:00 am to 12:30 pm   
Presenter – Peter Langman, PhD, Langman Psychological Associates, LLC; United States Secret Service

Description
This workshop will identify and describe three psychological types of school shooters. Each of these types will be presented through case histories of actual perpetrators. The workshop will also discuss domains of failures of school shooters including the life circumstances of the perpetrators, who often endured multiple blows to their identities in terms of failures and rejections.  The workshop will then address warning signs of impending violence, including the concepts of “leakage” and “attack-related behavior.”
A distinction will be made between reactive emergency response procedures and proactive approaches that seek to identify potentially violent attackers before they show up armed and ready to kill. The presentation will be a lecture and small group discussions.  Discussions will involve groups at tables discussing writing samples from students, looking for potential warning signs of violence; this would provide practical application of the concepts. This workshop is intended for any mental health professionals and graduate students.

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the three psychological types of school shooters. 
 
  2. List three common domains of failures that shooters often experience. 
 
  3. Explain the terms “threat assessment,” “attack-related behavior” and “leakage.” 
 

References
Langman, P. (2017). “School Shooters: A Bio-Psycho-Social Model,” Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention, 5, pp. 27-34.  

Langman, P. (2017, Spring). “School Threat Assessments: Psychological and Behavioral Considerations,” Journal of Health Service Psychology, 43, pp. 32-40.  

Langman, P. (2016). “Multi-Victim School Shooters in the United States: A 50-Year Review,” Journal of Campus Behavioral Intervention, 4, pp. 5-17.  

Langman, P. (2015). School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.  

Cornell, D. (2018). Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines: Intervention and Support to Prevent Violence. Charlottesville, VA: School Threat Assessment Consultants, LLC.  

Langman, P. (2012). “School Shootings: The Warning Signs,” Forensic Digest, Winter/ Spring, pp. 38- 53.  

Langman, P. (2009). Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  

About Presenter
Dr. Langman is a psychologist whose research on school shooters has received international recognition, with over 450 media interviews in 27 countries. He has conducted trainings on school safety for Homeland Security, the FBI National Academy in Quantico, and FBI Headquarters, as well as APA, PPA, and organizations and school districts around the country. He is a researcher with Police Foundation and the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. His work has been discussed in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and his recommendations on school safety were presented to President Obama by the CEO of APA.

Continuing Education Credits
Participants will receive 3 CEs for this program.  In order to receive the CE credits offered for this program, all attendees must be present in the workshop no later than 15 minutes after it begins and must not leave prior to 15 minutes before it ends.  Participants will be asked to complete a program evaluation before receiving a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This program is intended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, graduate students and other mental health professionals.  For more information, contact Dr. Lyz DeBoer: Phone 610-428-4825 | Email: dr.lyz.deboer@gmail.com.

Fees & Registration
LVPCA Members  $50 online
Non-LVPCA Members $75 online

To register, please click on Register below.  Registration must be completed prior to the day of the program and closes on October 19, 2019. 

Location:  Muhlenberg College, Seeger’s Event Space (2400 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA  18104)  

Parking for this program is located on Chew Street, on 26th Street, and in the commuter lot which is to the left of the Trexler Library.  (Please see links to campus maps) Muhlenberg Print Campus Map and Muhlenberg Parking Map

Accessibility, Non-Discrimination, and Ethics
LVPCA is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. LVPCA is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.

If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, or distress with regard to program content, please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to Tyson Davis, Psy.D., 610-433-3360.

There is no commercial support for this program. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.

Responsibility for Program Content
Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.