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The Evolution of Threat Assessment and Management in Healthcare Settings, Presented by: Dr. Kostas Katsavdakis

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Presenter: Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP

Location: 1900 CentraCare Circle; St. Cloud, MN 56303

Title: The Evolution of Threat Assessment and Management in Healthcare Settings

Learning objectives

1. Distinguish between threat and risk assessment-processes.

2. Identify relevant risk assessment measures and threat assessment structured professional judgement tools for workplace violence

3. Review base rates for various forms of workplace violence in healthcare settings.

4. Identify practice tools for threat management and intervention for healthcare workplace settings.


Short bio

Kostas A. Katsavdakis, Ph.D., ABPP is a Licensed Psychologist and Diplomate in Forensic Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is retained by Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys and the State/Federal Court to evaluate defendants charged with violent sexual and violent non-sexual crimes followed by testimony in Court. Dr. Katsavdakis conducts threat assessments/management, including at the request of the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York for counterterrorism related cases and as an Associate with Work Trauma Services, based in San Francisco, for workplace and campus settings. In addition to his forensic and threat management practice, he maintains a clinical caseload, providing individual treatment for adults and juveniles. Dr. Katsavdakis is currently an Associate Professor-Adjunct at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology of criminal behavior, forensic psychological testing, assessment of psychopathy and psychology/law.


Agenda (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:

· Differentiating between Threat and Risk Assessments in Healthcare Settings

· Identification of personnel and role of the Threat Assessment Management Team

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

· Identification and review of relevant Structured Professional Judgement instruments appropriate in Healthcare Settings

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

· Review forms of violence prevalent in Healthcare Settings; Case Examples Presented

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

· Review of relevant preventive TAM systems and intervention tactics


September 30
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


CentraCare Health Plaza – Windfeldt Room
1900 CentraCare Circle
Saint Cloud, MN 56303 United States
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