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Behavioral Analysis of Offenders Who Commit Violence in Work and School Environments: Prediction and Intervention (24 CEs)

  • 10 Apr 2022
  • 01 Oct 2050
  • Online On-Demand




This three-day training is designed to enhance the knowledge, techniques and skills of those already certified as forensic mental health evaluators (CFMHE). This intensive three-day training was conducted by retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Gregory M. Vecchi, who was the Unit Chief of the legendary FBI Behavioral Science Unit and hostage/crisis negotiator.  The "on demand" webinar entails viewing video footage of the live webinar event that was originally conducted in June 2016.  

After completing the webinar, attendees must pass a 10-question post-test with a score of 80% or higher in order to receive CEU credit.  


Note: If you are a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) and want to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, the post-test also serves as a practice test for the 100-question multiple choice exam that must be passed with a score of 75% or higher in order to be awarded the CFBA credential.  If you are not a CFMHE but want to become a CFBA, you will need to obtain your CFMHE credential first.  

Course Overview:

This course will provide a general understanding of predicting and dealing with potential violence committed by offenders in work and school environments, with an emphasis on active shooters. The training will include an overview of workplace and schoolhouse violence in the United States, behavioral predictive analysis of potential active shooters, and intervention strategies and tactics.

Goals and Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, attendees will gain specific knowledge in:

  1. Workplace violence in the U.S.

  2. Schoolhouse violence in the U.S.

  3. Behavioral aspects of active shooters

  4. Predicting and preventing active shootings

  5. How to map an interview for intervention

  6. Understanding the needs and conflict behavior of the interview subject

  7. The application of interactional manipulation

  8. Assessing instrumental and expressive behavior

  9. Developing rapport through specific active listening methodology

  10. Applying crisis intervention techniques in expressive situations

  11. Applying principled negotiation techniques in instrumental situations

  12. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with antisocial personality disorder

  13. Understanding and obtaining information from persons who are psychotic

  14. Understanding and obtaining information from persons with bipolar disorder

  15. Understanding, intervening, and obtaining information from persons who are suicidal or clinically depressed

  16. Understanding the various psychological, mental and emotional influences (causation, behavior and mindset) often associated with criminal groups

On-Demand Course Schedule


Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Course introduction
Workplace Violence
Schoolhouse Violence
Group Exercise: Choose a case and identify behavioral characteristics of offender

Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Group Presentation of case and behavioral characteristics of offender Emergency Management Cycle
Principles of Crisis Management

DAY 2 

Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Grievance-based offenders
Studies and research
Active shooter myths
Group Exercise: Identify pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender

Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Group Presentation of pre-attack indicators/behaviors of offender Pre-attack indicators
Pre-attack behavior
Threat assessment principles

DAY 3 

Morning Session (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Profiling a potential attacker Intervention approaches

Understanding conflict
Instrumental vs. expressive behavior Active listening techniques
Crisis intervention approaches

Lunch (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Mood disorders and psychosis
Antisocial personality disorder
Communication strategies
Group Exercise: Map out and present an intervention strategy and approach for offender
Final Questions and discussion 

About the Presenter

Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. Dr. Vecchi was formerly the Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

Dr. Vecchi conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in business negotiation, hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, interview and interrogation, deception detection, conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, case analysis and investigations, threat and risk assessment, personal protection, and crisis management. Dr. Vecchi is published in many of these areas and he travels around the world to deliver consultation and training solutions.

Length: 24 hours (broken into 3 separate videos)

COST: $500  

Note: If you are a CFMHE and you wish to obtain the Certified Forensic Behavioral Analyst (CFBA) credential, there will be an additional written examination and certification fee of $250 to complete the certification process. 

CONTACT: Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CFMHE, Chair, Training, Development & Implementation at: aaron@nbfe.net

Continuing Education Information:

The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

This workshop has been approved for 24 hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Tracking # 20-542309 ((CE Broker Provider #50-15823). 

NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

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