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TRAP-18 On Demand Advanced Training

$274 Regular Price

$249 GIFR Member Price


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CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 6 Hours
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Threat Assessment
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Lone actor terrorism refers to violent acts carried out in support of some group, movement, or ideology by an individual in the absence of direction by an outside group. How do we ensure a comprehensive assessment of risk factors for such tragic acts before they happen? This exclusive advanced training from the Global Institute of Forensic Research presents the development and utility of the Terrorist Radicalization Assessment Protocol-18 (TRAP-18). The instrument is designed to code for 8 proximal warning behaviors (such as pathway, fixation, identification, and last resort) and 10 longer term distal characteristics (such as personal grievance, ideological framing, failure of sexual pair bonding, and mental disorder). The TRAP-18 provides a means by which mental health, intelligence, law enforcement, and security professionals can organize accumulating operational data on a person of concern, and therefore plan for his or her risk management to reduce the threat of targeted violence. Research concerning the TRAP-18 is ongoing in both North America and Europe, and findings are demonstrating both interrater reliability and criterion validity.
At the end of this training you will be able to…
  • Describe the background and theory applying to the TRAP-18
  • List and explain the 8 proximal warning behaviors for targeted violence that may be apparent in a subject at risk for an act of terrorism
  • List and explain the 10 distal characteristics that may be apparent in a subject at risk for engaging in more proximal warning behaviors for an act of terrorism
  • Clinically apply to cases to help organize thinking and operational planning
More cost-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative On Demand training is the first-of-its-kind.
Each TRAP-18 User requires access to an annual license to use the TRAP-18. Licenses can be purchased for online administration via GEARs or hand-scoring. For a license to administer the TRAP-18 by hand or online, please contact [email protected].
Trainer Biography
J. Reid Meloy, PhD is a board-certified forensic psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry, Univ. of California, San Diego. Dr. Meloy is also a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He consults on cases in both North America and Europe, and is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous papers and eleven books. Dr. Meloy is a consultant to the Behavioral Analysis Units of the FBI, Quantico. To learn more about Dr. Meloy, visit http://drreidmeloy.com/
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • List and explain the 8 proximal warning behaviors for targeted violence that may be apparent in a subject at risk for an act of terrorism
  • List and explain the 10 distal characteristics that may be apparent in a subject at risk for engaging in more proximal warning behaviors for an act of terrorism
  • Clinically apply to cases to help organize thinking and operational planning
  • Recognize and discuss that the TRAP-18 is an investigative template, and has not yet been shown to be a risk assessment instrument
  • Apply the scholarship and science which provide the theory and rationale for the TRAP-18 to practical knowledge base and daily tasks
  • Critically explain why the TRAP-18 is only one method that can enhance the skill set of the professional tasked with the assessment of persons of concern for ideologically-driven acts of targeted violence

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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