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Understanding the Violent Mind

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This one hour webinar, “Understanding the Violent Mind,” discusses the threat of violence in the workplace. You will learn how to minimize the likelihood of violent or threatening behavior occurring, how violent people tend to think and feel, and how to intervene and diffuse the potentially violent individual. Practical strategies and techniques are given and discussed in detail. This webinar will empower the listener to more confidently and successfully interact and intervene with a person threatening violence, whether in the workplace or anywhere else.

This course is based on the , Understanding the Violent Mind created by Bruce Blythe in 2015.

Journal/Publisher:

Crisis Care Network

Publication Date:

2015

Course Material Author

Bruce Blythe

Bruce Blythe is the CEO of Crisis Management International, Inc., a worldwide organization of crisis management specialists, business continuity planners, and former FBI and Secret Service agents. He has worked with hundreds of companies in crisis prevention, preparedness and response. He has served as a consultant to the FBI on terrorism and workplace violence.
Blythe and CMI offered onsite crisis consultations to more than 200 companies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as well as for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina in 1992 and 2005, corporate and commercial air crashes, an Ecuadorian jungle rescue of kidnap and ransom hostages 2001,a Coca Cola truck/bus crash in Texas that killed 23 school children in 1989, earthquakes in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and multiple workplace shootings.
Bruce Blythe has made repeated appearances on NBC’s Today Show, multiple CNN programs, ABC’s 20/20, CBS’s 48 Hours, CNBC, NPR, national talk shows and many others. Fast Company Magazine published a cover-story article about Blythe and CMI following their response to 9/11 in NYC. He has been provided the commentary in notable publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Smart Money, New Yorker and USA Today.
He is the author of Blindsided: A Manager’s Guide to Catastrophic Incidents in the Workplace, August 2002, published by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Putnam, NYC, on corporate crisis preparedness and response. The book, now in its second printing, is available for purchase through Crisis Management International, Inc.
Catalyst Magazine awarded him “Catalyst of the Year 2002”, which recognized him for leadership in industry innovations, effective management and excellence in business.
Bruce Blythe has been a keynote presenter to over 200 national and international conventions and conferences, on subjects related to crisis leadership, workplace violence, terrorism, crisis preparedness, business continuity, defending Posttraumatic Stress Disorder claims, the negligent failure to plan, and corporate crisis response.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers who seek knowledge about minimizing violent or threatening behavior in the workplace. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Connect the universal needs of people to the motivations behind violence and effective intervention

  2. Apply the underlying thoughts and feelings commonly associated with violent individuals, to better understand the violent mind

  3. Communicate effectively with a person threatening violence

  4. Diffuse a threat of violence through the use of concrete strategies and techniques

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