Session A7. Ballroom B-C. 1.5 CE hours.  School Violence Prevention – A Proactive Approach to Prevent Incidents of Mass Violence – Sergeant Donald Miller, MA, LPC


The prevention of incidents of mass violence at schools has been an important topic for the past 2 decades.  Research and studies on past incidents of mass violence, at schools, has resulted in established traits and indicators of those students who have carried out incidents of mass violence.

This presentation will review and discuss those traits and characteristics demonstrated by past school shooters.  Participants will then openly discuss and collaborate on reviewing a recently constructed Student Self-Inventory, intended to identify those at-risk students considering violence.

Learning Objectives 1. Identify trait profiles of past school shooters. 2. Identify concerning behaviors and potential warning signs. 3. Identify the 11 Key Questions involving Threat assessment. 4. Identification and consideration of the most effective questions on a Student Self-Inventory. 5. Identification of the implementation processes and considerations regarding the Student Self-Inventory.

Session A8.  Ballroom D-E. 1.5 CE hours. Improv and Counseling May be More Similar than You Think.  – Jason Marotzke, MA

The use of improv in counseling will be presented in a lecture/participation manner that includes materials from improv training and research on its application and benefits to the counseling sessions.  A breakdown of the similarities will be given along with research on the appropriate use of these techniques.

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the key concepts of improv and which can be applied to work with clients. 2. Be familiar with a body of research that promotes the use of Improv with specific clientele. 3. Have experienced the use of Improv and be equipped to utilize it as they see fit.

Session A9.  Huntington Room. 1.5 CE hours. Alcoholics Anonymous: How It Works– Debra G, MA, LSW

A failed stockbroker and desperate doctor got together in 1935 to help each other overcome their drinking problems. From their encounter, a movement grew which has assisted over two million people recovering from alcoholism.1  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengths, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.2 In this presentation, hear from a member’s perspective how AA works. Learn about the Steps and Traditions, sponsorship, open and closed meetings, and the personal experience of an AA member.

1 Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition. (2001). New York: A.A. World Services. (p. xxiii)

2 Copyright ©The AA Grapevine, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

Learning Objectives 1. Explain generally the 12 Steps and AA’s tradition of anonymity. 2 State the function of an AA sponsor. 3. Describe the difference between open and closed meetings. 4. Learn the personal experiences of an AA member

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Oct. 31 (Day 1)