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Building Collaboration Between Psychology and Law Enforcement on Violence Indicator Recognition

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Start Date Monday, February 03, 2020
Event Times Registration: 12:30pm
Traininng: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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This presentation will use a documentary of a police ambush to discuss the psychological factors and behavioral indicators exhibited by the perpetrators of the crime. Warning signs and indicators of individuals on a pathway toward violence will be presented from the viewpoints of law enforcement and mental health.  Participants will be able to:  1. Understand the pathway to violence; 2. Understand human development and its impact on personality; and 3. Identify indicators of the potential for violence.


Social Workers:  This pre-conference “Building Collaboration between Psychology and Law Enforcement on Violence Indicator Recognition” (2/3/20) qualifies for a maximum of 3 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. 

Substance Abuse Professionals:  CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in the pre-conference “Building Collaboration between Psychology and Law Enforcement on Violence Indicator Recognition” course (2/3/20) may receive a maximum of  3 RELATED contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop descriptions along with their attendance record form.

Fees Member Fee: $60
Non-Member Fee: $72

Presenter(s) Terri Glisson, JD, LPC, Program and Management Analyst, Office of Partner Engagement
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Terri L. Glisson, JD, LPC, joined the FBI in 2009 after completing law school at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, OH. Prior to her present position with the Office of Partner Engagement, Terri worked for the Critical Incident Response Group and the Counterterrorism Division. Currently based at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., she previously served in field offices in Jackson, MS and Detroit, MI. Prior to the FBI, Terri worked in education and mental health. Her particular area of clinical expertise is child and adolescent development and trauma. Past career experiences include Director, Adolescent Unit-Charter Psychiatric Hospital, St. Simons Island, GA; Clinical Director, Golden Isles Children’s Advocacy Center, Brunswick, GA; and Clinician with the Georgia Department for Juvenile Justice, Dalton, GA.

John Blue, MPA, MA, EDLE, Senior Deputy Police Chief
Portage Department of Public Safety
Senior Deputy Chief John Blue has been in law enforcement for over 32 years. He has extensive experience in all operational and administrative areas of law enforcement. These areas include: Patrol, SWAT Operator/Supervisor, Instructor, Community Policing Officer, Training Division Supervisor, Accreditation Manager and State Accreditation Assessor, Detective Bureau Supervisor, Patrol Sergeant, Operations Lieutenant and Senior Deputy Chief of Operations. In 2018-2019, John completed a 6-month Executive Fellowship with the FBI (Washington) and was assigned to the Active Shooter Initiative/Task Force. John has presented and instructed throughout the U.S. and at the FBI National Academy on topics including: Officer Response Tactics, Assailant Predication, Behavioral and Mental Health Response, and Threat Assessment.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted at any time. No-shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $15 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given.
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