9:00AM – 5:00PM | Regency C
Assessment and Prevention of Targeted Violence This training session introduces participants to a conceptually sound, operationally relevant, sustainable method of assessing students and others on a pathway to violence. Participants will learn violence threat risk assessment techniques and methodologies designed to establish the level of risk posed by an individual and improve community safety through a collaborative and comprehensive safety net. Case examples of successful outcomes achieved through collaboration and partnerships with public and private stakeholders will illustrate the benefits of an informed and integrated community with a common mission.
WARNING: The presentation contains graphic imagery and videos of recent and past violent incidents. Not recommended for participants recovering from violence-related or other trauma.
Tony Beliz, PhD, is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist who trains and lectures nationally and internationally on Behavioral Threat Assessment, Emerging Trends in Targeted Violence, Interviewing Strategies, and Trauma Event Management. Dr. Beliz consults to private and public educational institutions, security firms, and global corporations on risk assessment, risk management, and special circumstances. He trains educators, threat management teams, mental health providers, and law enforcement officers on violence threat risk assessment and best practices. As the former Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Emergency Outreach Bureau, Dr. Beliz developed and supervised the Los Angeles County School Threat Assessment Response Team (START), Special Problems Unit (SPU), and other field-based units. Dr. Beliz serves as a Senior Advisor, North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response. He is an Instructor at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy Safe Communities Initiative focused on countering violent extremism. Dr. Beliz is a consultant to the National Education Safety and Security Initiative (NESSI) at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He serves as Expert Witness, Los Angeles County Superior Court and State of California Board of Psychology. Dr. Beliz is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the American College of Forensic Examiners. He was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine and a Clinical Fellow in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.Dr. Beliz is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, California Association of Hostage Negotiators, Infragard, and the American and California Psychological Associations.