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When: 8:30 AM
Where: Holiday Inn Express and Suites Midtown
2500 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87107
United States
Contact: Kevin Kinzie

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New Mexico Psychological Association
Saturday Seminar Series

Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(lunch on your own)
 5 CE credits

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
2500 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

This Saturday Seminar features a one-hour moderated panel discussion on the proposed "Red Flag" law for New Mexico featuring NM Representative Damon Ely followed by a 4-hour presentation by Dr. Simone ViljoenThis workshop offers 5 CE credits.

8:30 - 9:30 - The Extreme Risk Protection Order Act (introduced in 2018 NM Legislature) Thomas Sims, PhD.  Discussants: Daymon Ely, NM State Representative, Nancy Koenigsberg, J.D., Deborah Okon, PhD

9:30 - 9:45 - Break

9:45 - 11:45 - Violence: Who, What, When, and Why.  Exploring the individual and contextual causes of violence (Part 1).  Simone Viljoen, PhD

11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch (on your own)

1:00 - 3:00 - Violence: Who, What, When and Why (Part 2).  Simone Viljoen, PhD

Presentation Description

Recently there has been a growing number of highly publicized incidents of violence such as mass shootings, school shootings, and acts of terrorism. There is growing fear and concern within the general public, and we are left with more questions than answers to help us understand these occurrences. Mental health professionals are often tasked with evaluating an individual’s risk of future self- and other-directed violence, which can be a daunting undertaking. The goal of this workshop is to define violence, explore different types of violence, describe explanatory models of violence, and examine the various individual and contextual factors related to violence. Finally, current models of violence risk assessment and management will be presented, and gold-standard measures will be briefly discussed.   

Learning Objectives

1.      Participants will define violence and name at least three different types of violence.

2.      Participants will be able to discuss different models of violence.

3.      Participants will learn about individual factors related to violence perpetration.

4.      Participants will learn about contextual factors related to violence perpetration.

5.      Participants will be able to describe the two main approaches to risk assessment and management and list common tools used.


$100 - Non-Members
$80 - NMPA Members
$70 - Early Career Members

This program is sponsored by the New Mexico Psychological Association (NMPA).
NMPA is approved by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners to sponsor continuing education for New Mexico psychologists.
NMPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


You must attend the full seminar to receive CE credits.  Participants arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled starting time or leaving more than 15 minutes prior to the end will not receive CE credits.   No partial credit will be awarded for this presentation.

All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee.

Room temperatures vary - bring a light jacket or sweater

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