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Violence Assessment and Intervention

07 - 08 May 2018
Providence, RI


Are common myths about workplace violence impeding employee safety?

Workplace violence touches everyone. The concern for safety and the threat of violence affects the emotional stability and productivity of our employees, as well as an organization's profitability. While the incidence of actual injuries at work is relatively low, intentional acts and accidents affect the lives of thousands of innocent citizens each year. This program provides a practical methodology for assessing the risk of future violence in known subjects and discusses practical ways to assess and manage​​ this risk. 

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This course changed the way that I currently handle threat assessment at my hospital and will ultimately make it a safer place for staff, visitors, and patients.
Todd Miller
SSM Health

  • Workplace aggressors are easy to identify
  • Prevention is expensive and time consuming
  • Having good policies is enough
  • People just “snap”

Immediate Benefits

  • Define the common myths and misunderstandings regarding workplace violence and prevention
  • Examine victimization and its role in workplace violence incidents
  • Examine modern intervention and prevention strategies
  • Understand policy development
  • Review and discuss the ASIS/SHRM WVPI.1-2011 American National Standard and how to use it
  • Identify when and where to get help

Who Should Attend

  • Security directors
  • Corporate security professionals
  • Investigations professionals
  • Loss prevention professionals
  • HR professionals

Program Overview

​Employers have a moral duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees. They also have statutory obligations under federal and state law to provide and promote a safe and violence-free work environment. These include the requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and state Workers’ Compensation laws. Employers also have responsibilities to the public. Either vicariously or directly, employers may be liable for the harm brought to others by workplace violence.

This intricate web of statutes, standards, rules, and regulations creates a legal minefield for supervisors and managers. Employers must protect employees and other parties without infringing on anyone’s rights. Rarely has the challenge for employers been greater. Fortunately, there are solutions.

  • Neuropsychological Basis of Violence
  • Organizational Concerns
  • Psychopaths and ​Investigations
  • "The Grids"
  • Practical Exercises
  • Introduction to Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
  • Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing​ with Role-Playing and Coaching
  • Full Material Exercise

All attendees receive a complimentary copy of Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition, by James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP and Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D.

 Hotel and Schedule


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $179 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until the room block is full or April 13, 2018.

Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02904

Book your hotel now at the special discounted group rate.


Registration fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and Violence Assessment and Intervention:  The Practitioner’s Handbook, Second Edition, by James S. Cawood, Ph.D., CPP and Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D. Hotel costs are not included

Early bird
(before March 24)
After March 24
Member​ ​$850 ​$950
​Nonmember ​$1150 ​$1250

Registration Hours

Sunday, May 6
5:00–6:00 pm

Monday, May 7
7:00–8:00 am

Program Hours

Monday, May 7
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8
8:00 am–5:00 pm

 Policies and Discounts


If confirmation of registration and payment has not been received three days prior to the event, please email

Certificates of Attendance

ASIS reserves the right to withhold certificates, if attendance requirements are not met.

Certificates are not issued for Review Programs.

Last-Minute Registrations

While we welcome all registrations, including those on-site, the availability of handout materials cannot be guaranteed.


Business casual is recommended.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Each 50-minutes of instruction is worth one CPE.

Alternate Registration Methods

If you prefer, you can register by phone (+1.703.519.6200), fax (+1.703.519.6299), or mail.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

For a full refund or transfer credit, written requests must be received by ASIS at least 10 business days before the start date of the program. Those received less than 10 days prior will be charged a $100 cancellation/transfer fee.

Transfers will be limited to a maximum of two per original registration. No refunds or transfers are made for requests received on or after the start date. Contact us or fax your request to ASIS Member Services at +1.703.519.6298.

Tours of Third-Party Sites

When a program includes a visit to or a tour of a third-party site, the host organization may require the use of non-disclosure agreements. Subject to the requirements of the host organization, the agreements offered to nationals and non-nationals of the host country may differ.

Team Discount

Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount

ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.