Pre-Conference workshops will be held on 20 May 2013 at the respective venue. There are four concurrent Pre-Conference workshops each starting at 9.00am. Interested delegates can register for the workshops via the Online Registration page.
- The TACIT FORMULA:
Effective Treatment of Trauma
that Makes Sense
- The Dark Side of Leadership
- Assessing Risk for Violence
in Criminal Justice Settings:
Background and Practice
safeTALK: Studio 3
safeTALK: Studio 4
safeTALK is a workshop to increase suicide alertness. This program alerts community members to signs that a person may be considering suicide. It acknowledges that while most people at risk of suicide signal their distress and invite help, these intervention opportunities are often overlooked. Participants learn to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide and to respond in ways that link them with further suicide intervention help.
safeTALK participants will be better prepared to:
- recognise that invitations to help are often overlooked;
- notice and respond to situations in which thoughts of suicide may be present;
- apply basic TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe);
- connect the person with thoughts of suicide to suicide first aid help and further
- community resources
|Lindy is a Senior Team Leader, Coaching and Consulting Trainer with Livingworks Education International. Over the past 15 years she has trained over 6,000 participants in suicide awareness and intervention. She has also trained over 500 people to be ASIST trainers (Australia, NZ, South Korea, Scotland, US & NZ). She is a member of a team of international trainers who provide suicide intervention training worldwide & has worked extensively with the US Army (in the US & in Korea) & the Korean Association for Suicide Prevention. She has also contributed to the development and piloting of a number of the LivingWorks programs, & has had involvement with the translation of ASIST & safeTALK materials into Hangul (Korean).
Lindy has degrees in both education & psychology, & has worked in the field of education & community services, as well as in the corporate sector. She was the CEO of a large crisis centre in Sydney, Lifeline, for 12 years (1993 – 2005) which brought her into contact with many people in crisis & at risk of suicide.
In 2006, Lindy formed a relationship with Singapore Police Force's Psychological Services Division & began providing Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for the paracounsellors. This training is carried out annually, & in addition to the paracounsellors, it is attended by other Home Team employees.
Lindy has also provided safeTALK training to Singaporeans at the ACCOP Asia Conference held in Singapore every three years.
In 2010, Lindy became a member of the team at the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training Inc which is a centre for excellence in suicide prevention training in Australia.
|Gaynor Hicks is Senior Team Leader, Coaching and Consulting Trainer with Livingworks Education. Over the past 15 years she has trained over 6,000 participants in suicide awareness and intervention. She has also trained over 500 people to be ASIST trainers (Australia, NZ, South Korea, Japan, Scotland, US & NZ). She is a member of a team of international trainers who provide suicide intervention training worldwide. She has also contributed to the development and piloting of a number of the LivingWorks programs and managed national suicide prevention training projects in Australia including a 4-year contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs. (2009 – 2013)
Gaynor is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She was Co-coordinator of Bereavement Services at the Manly Community Centre (1997 – 2007) and had extensive experience working with those who had been bereaved by suicide and also those at risk of suicide. She was a telephone counsellor and trainer with Grief Support Inc (1993 – 2007).
Since 2006, Gaynor has worked with Lindy Macgregor, providing Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) for the Singapore Police Force's para-counsellors. This training is carried out annually.
In 2010 Gaynor founded the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training Inc with the aim of establishing a centre for excellence in suicide prevention training in Australia.
The TACIT FORMULA: Effective Treatment of Trauma that Makes Sense: Studio 2
Working with a police, corrections or military officers after a traumatic incident may be one of the more difficult therapeutic tasks in psychology. The therapist must consider the "burst stress" of the incident, the threat to personal security, the sustention of the threat, the nagging misperceptions of the person, cognitive dissonance that fills in details and emotions that were perhaps not there, and the novelty of the situation that the officer may have covered 1000 times in training, but was never like the real thing. Somehow a therapist needs to learn how to build on the person's natural/programmed resilience or build a new resilience from the event in order to get the person to function again in some capacity in society. Stress compounds and never does that become more apparent than in traumas.
Many people have come up with debriefing models to try to handle the traumatic emotional reaction, but they all seem to be inadequate and go against the research on what works on the cognitive processes in a trauma situation. Cognitive techniques do make changes in the thought processes, but do not include the recognition of the change in the perceptual sphere of the person who went through a trauma. Trauma treatment models don't address the resilience needed to avoid future traumatization. Resilience models work on future trauma, but are not adequate to work on previous or present trauma. Al present model work in one area, but not in all areas.
This workshop teaches the TACIT Formula (Therapists Approach to Critical Incident Trauma) which is a 3-5 session model to handle the perceptual shift, cognitive and emotional instability, and future resilience of the traumatized officer. You will learn how to recognize and normalize perceptual shifts in the individual during the trauma, how to change the cognitive world of the traumatized person, and how to build resilience against damage in the future. This six-step model will become the future of trauma treatment in law enforcement and you will be at the ground floor. This workshop will have an afternoon of hands-on therapy techniques and a series of many clips from actual traumatized patients from shootings, crime victims, fights in a correctional facility, fights during an arrest, a loss of a spouse in the line of duty, killing another officer while on duty, and even the attack on the World Trade Center. If you are willing to volunteer, you will become the therapist as your technique will be shaped to fit the mold of the TACIT Formula. This is a workshop that will open your eyes to all that is needed in a trauma situation and it will change the way you approach trauma in the future.
|Dr. Gary Aumiller has appeared on over 140 talk shows as a police and forensic psychologist and author, has written over seventy articles on a variety of topics that have been published in both civilian and police publications. He is the author of four books with major publishers called Keeping It Simple: Sorting Out What Really Matters In You Life.(1995) which teaches how to simplify life, RED FLAGS!! How to Know When You're Dating a Loser, (1999) which teaches criminal profiling to women to avoid dating relationship losers, Walk Like a Chameleon: Animal Instincts that Control Your Relationships and Your Life, which teaches the animal instincts in our lives, and this year My Dad's a Hero...My Dad's a Cop which is a children's book for police families. His books are published in 14 countries in 9 languages.
He is twice past President and current Executive Director of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. Prior to that, he had served as an officer of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police. He has been chosen as the American Representative to the International Law Enforcement and Criminalistics Academy in Rome, Italy.
Dr. Aumiller has spoken and consulted at over 400 corporations, hospitals, conventions, colleges, and police organizations around the world, and was a regular guest lecturer at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Among his consulting arrangements are the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit, FBI Hostage Rescue Team, DEA, and the Italian Polizia di Stato, Guardia di Finanza, the Direzione Investigativo Antimafioso (Italian anti-mafia police) and the Singapore Police Department. He has been a psychological consultant to the staff of numerous electronic and print media including the New York Times, CNN, NBC News, CNBC, Court TV, Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, the Associated Press, Reuters News Service, and a number of monthly magazines. He has worked in crisis and terrorist situations across the US, both World Trade Center attacks, the African Embassy Bombings, TWA Flight 800, postal shootings in NY and the Boston Area, he has also worked for the National Science Foundation in Antarctica.
Dr. Aumiller was named the prestigious Premio Psyche Award winner in 2004 for the person who has contributed most to the field of Italian psychology. He has co-written the base articles establishing the proficiencies in police psychology, and has helped set up the first education programs in the profession.
Outside the field of psychology, Dr. Aumiller has acted as a consultant on three police movies, and even played a leading role of a serial killer in a movie by Columbia Pictures, for which he won a best supporting actor award in a national film festival. Prior to his police psychology career, Dr. Aumiller performed as a stage actor in professional stage and theatrical touring companies, and performed in the NY City, Washington and Chicago opera companies.
Dr. Aumiller was born and raised in Maryland. He attended college at the University of Notre Dame, and a master's and doctorate degree from Hofstra University in Clinical and School Psychology. He lives in East Northport, New York and co-owns a clinic that serves law enforcement and federal agents in the New York area.
The Dark Side of Leadership: Studio 1
This workshop will discuss the incidence of leadership failure and derailment and its implication to organisation in selecting and assessing its staff. Differentiation will also be made between the terms incompetence and derailment and how one can accurately assess them. Relevant concepts and case studies on the dark side of leadership will be shared and these would be examined together with specific personality disorders. Organisations play an important role to manage their high flyers and put in place systems to prevent derailnment. Recommendations will be shared on how organisations can design a select-out selection system to reduce the risk of selecting the wrong individual. The workshop will be conducted in an interactive manner inviting participants to engage in activities, exercises and discussions.
|Professor Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009). He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books.
He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy. Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. Adrian enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre. He hopes never to retire.
Assessing Risk for Violence in Criminal Justice Settings: Background and Practice: Concorde 3
Despite advances that have been made in the area of violence risk assessment over the past 30 years, many justice services still rely on unstructured approaches for decision making. This workshop will provide an overview and framework of principles for violence risk assessment that are necessary for undertaking an appraisal of an individual's level of risk for violence offending and violence. Topics to be covered include the background to the area of violence risk assessment and an overview of the relevant administration and interpretation of structured measures standardised tests (i.e., HCR-20 and HCR-V3, Violence Risk Scale, Hare Psychopathy Measures). The focus of the workshop will be on understanding the principles and approaches to violence risk assessment and formulating risk assessment results.
There have been many conceptual and scientific developments in the field of violence risk assessment in the past decade. Drawing on advances in violence risk prediction, the structured professional judgment model of risk assessment has developed. The SPJ model structures the risk factors that are considered in a given risk assessment, as well as how they are considered. The clinician arrives at a decision about an individual's level of risk for violence, after incorporating all of the relevant risk variables following a careful consideration of the information available. The HCR-20/HCR-V3 are violence risk measures based on the SPJ model that will be discussed in the workshop.
Description of Workshop and Learning Outcomes
Blending information exchange, the use of case studies, and practice exercises, participants will to obtain expertise with violence risk assessment, including the HCR-20 and Hare Psychopathy Checklist measures by:
- Providing participants with an overview of current information pertaining to the assessment of risk for violence among offenders and psychiatric patients.
- Reviewing risk factors that have been found to identify those at risk for violence.
- Relying on up-to-date research and evidence-based practice, the presentation will provide participants with a systematic model for assessing risk for violence.
- Providing information about the basis for the HCR-20 and the HCR-V3.
- Obtaining expertise in the administration and interpretation of the HCR-20.
- Incorporating results from these measures into formulation and risk management strategies.
|Professor James R. P. Ogloff is a registered psychologist in Australia with specialist endorsement in both clinical psychology and forensic psychology. He obtained a B.A. (Psychology), a M.A. (Clinical Psychology), a Juris Doctor in Law, with disctinction, and a Ph.D. (Psychology and Law). He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society where he holds membership in both the College of Forensic Psychologists and College of Clinical Psychologists. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Professor Ogloff is also the Foundation Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Monash University. He is responsible for the training of postgraduate students in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Forensic) Course. Professor Ogloff is also Director of Psychological Services at Forensicare (Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health). Prior to these appointments, he was the University Endowed Professor of Law and Forensic Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Professor Ogloff also served as the Director of Mental Health Services for British Columbia Corrections. He also held an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia. Professor Ogloff has worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist in settings, including gaols, prisons, forensic psychiatric clinic and hospitals, since 1984. He has extensive experiencing assessing offenders for court, particularly with respect to their mental state at the time of the offence, fitness to stand trial, risk of sexual and violent offending, and rehabilitation. He has given expert evidence in courts in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, the United States, and New Zealand. Additionally, Professor Ogloff regularly consults to the Victoria Police and is a member of the Australian Forensic Reference Group. He has consulted to police services, correctional services, parole boards, forensic mental health services, and secret/intelligence services in several jurisdictions. Professor Ogloff has also held many leadership positions in his profession: President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Chair of the College of Forensic Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society; President of the Canadian Psychological Association; President of the American Psychology-Law Society; President of the Division of Psychology and Law of the International Association of Applied Psychologists.|