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Date(s) - Oct 18, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Methodist Physicians Clinic


Staying Safe In Practice

In this workshop attendees will explore the continuum of violence (from verbal to mass threat) as it applies to both practitioners and clients in mental health therapy settings. Attendees will gain an understanding of the causes, sources and types of violence as a method of recognizing effective responses to potential or actual violence. Particular topics of concern, such a threats and stalking, will be addressed. Finally, this workshop will explore ethical dilemmas associated with actual and potential situations of violence in the therapist’s workplace.

Objectives Include:

  • Working knowledge of the continuum of violence with specific attention to escalation
  • Understanding how to reduce risk of violence in the therapeutic setting
  • Knowledge of appropriate actions to de-escalate violent situations
  • Review of ethical issues that may arise when working with a client who is potentially violent

Matt Shaw is a public safety consultant. Having served as a Healthcare Public Safety Director for 13 years, he now specializes in the areas of Safety, Security and Emergency Management. He also served in the National Guard for 12 years. Currently, he works with organizations in a consulting capacity to assist in developing preparedness and response plans to the many areas of violence, disasters and other emergency situations. Matt offers training in verbal intervention, armed intruder response, crisis intervention teams, physical security and emergency preparedness. He also provides facility physical risk/threat assessment and violence mitigation action plans. Matt has a BS in Business with a focus on Healthcare Administration and an MBA. He is also a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), a Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Master Level Instructor, and a Certified Enhanced Verbal Skills Instructor.

October 18, 2019

Methodist Physicians Clinic- Bernard Room- 2nd Floor of the Medical Office Building
717 N 190th Plaza, Elkhorn, NE 68022

Registration will be from 8:45am – 9am
Lunch & Learn from 9am- 1pm
Lunch will be served around 1145am.

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice for  4 CEUs with 1 CEU counting as Ethics Hours.

  • Early Bird APPT Member Rate: $65
  • APPT Member Rate After October 5th: $75
  • APPT Non-Member Rate: $85

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Cancellation Policy For APPT

Contact Kristan Kiger by 5pm on 9/6/19, you can receive a credit to be used for a future event or your membership dues.  Credits will not be given after 5pm on 9/6/19.


ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs or concerns. Please contact Kristan Kiger at 402-370-6898 or appt.ne@gmail.com ahead of the event.

Log onto apptne.com to register or click the link attached to your email.


Bookings are closed for this event.