March 4, 2021 - Webinar Training in Conjunction with ATAP
Stop Targeted Violence at Its Source: Threat Assessment and Management Basics
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Stein Leite
Free of Charge - Members must register to receive login credentials
We all want to stop future acts of targeted violence. This one hour primer will introduce you to the world of threat assessment and management (TAM), the only preventative solution. Dr. Leite will teach you the difference between types of violence and expose you to basic threat assessment concepts. You will leave understanding the cornerstones of BTAM and the building blocks of developing, implementing, and running a threat assessment team as well as with a host of resources to learn more about TAM. She will also describe how the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) can help you on your journey to decoding and stopping targeted violence at its source.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Dr. Stephanie Stein Leite
Dr. Stephanie Leite is the principal at Forensic Intelligence, LLC. She conducts corporate, municipal, and school-based safety assessments, specializing in complex presentations. All threat assessments emphasize the management portion of the process, assisting clients to manage current threat and avoid future threat always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. She is able to effective work on a case-by-case basis with extant threat assessment teams requiring a mental health professional.
Another specialty of Dr. Leite's is training. She has developed trainings on a wide range of topics such as threat and the autism spectrum, developing safe corporate culture, and decision making/bias prevention. She is available to speak on creating a culture that minimizes threat, working with personality disorders and other topics of interest. She is often told she explains complex topics in an interesting, humorous and accessible manner.
Dr. Leite received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford, having previously achieved a Masters from Boston University and a B.A. from Carleton College. She currently practices in the state of Connecticut as a forensic psychologist and in the arena of threat assessment and management.
Dr. Leite held pre-doctoral training positions at Long Lane School and the NW Center for Families and Children, completed her internship at The Village for Families and Children and her postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Living.
Dr. Leite's practice has been devoted to forensic psychology since 2003. In that time, she has evaluated hundreds of people in risk, competency, custody, criminal and threat assessment cases. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Connecticut, a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Association of Threat Management Professionals, where she serves as the president of the New England chapter. She is a founding member and president of the Connecticut Psychological Association's Forensic Division and was awarded the 2014 President's award from the CPA.
As an educator, Dr. Leite has been an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford’s doctoral program in psychology since 2015 where she has taught integrated psychological assessment, forensic psychology, and introduction to neuropsychology. She has taught ethics at the American International College as well as seminars for lawyers and Guardian Ad Leitems (GALs) through CT's GAL Academy.
She has led seminars at the Connecticut Psychological Association's annual conference (2012, 2014, 2107) and the FBI's TarGet and InfraGard programs (2014, 2015). She has spoken numerous times to the Connecticut Psychological Association’s Forensic Division as part of the State of the Science training series and to the New England and D.C. chapters of ATAP as well as at the Joint Threat Assessment Training in 2018.