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This program will present developments in the understanding of the mindset and behavioral patterns of the lone assailant who poses a threat to a protectee. Recent and high profile case studies will be used to provide psychological lessons learned to inform threat assessment and protective intelligence efforts. Current work in the area of threat assessment will be summarized for EP practitioners. Strategies for evaluating written communication from potential assailants will be discussed.
- Introduction to the mindset of the lone assailant
- Psychological characteristics
- Recent Case Studies: An analysis of lessons learned
- Threat Assessment Developments
- Evaluating Threatening Communication
- Participants will enhance their knowledge of psychological contributions to threat assessment
- Participants will develop their skill at identifying characteristics of the lone gunman.
- Participants will enhance their effectiveness at using recent lessons learned to enhance their executive protection skill set.
The webinar will be of interest to anyone who provides Executive Protection services, as well as security personnel responsible for evaluation of threats to individuals and organizations.
About the Speaker
Victor Welzant, Psy.D.
Dr. Victor Welzant is a clinical and consulting Psychologist in practice in Towson, Maryland. His work focuses on the treatment of traumatic stress and enhancing resilience in high risk work environments, and threat assessment and training. He is a consultant to R.L. Oatman and Associates, the Harford County Sheriff's Department's Crisis Negotiation, Peer Support, and CIT teams. He is a member of the ASIS Executive Protection ad hoc Council. Victor also serves as the Director of Education and Training for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, developing training programs for emergency service personnel.
Victor trains and consults internationally on Threat Assessment, Resilience, Crisis Intervention, Suicide, Workplace Trauma and Violence, and the impact and treatment of trauma. His professional affiliations include ASIS International, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychological Association, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and the American Trauma Society.