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The Causes of Personal Violence in Today’s Society - University Heights
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When: Friday, February 16, 2018
1:00 PM
Where: United States

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The Causes of Personal Violence in Today’s Society This workshop will explore the multiple factors that lead to aggressive and violent behavior. For example, the combination of post traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury has precipitated violent behavior in many combat veterans. Other factors causing personal violence include psychopathy, substance abuse, paranoia/psychosis, affective disorder, bullying, victimization by physical and sexual abuse, etc. Outbursts of mass violence by disturbed individuals is a growing trend, exacerbated by media sensationalism. Individual risk factors are embedded within larger, societally and culturally based causes of violence, such as racial discrimination, poverty, nationalism, etc. The presenter has worked in the correctional setting for 20 years and will share his observations of the potent interaction of mental illness and violence. The target population for discussion will be adults including elderly, although the concepts are applicable to all ages. This workshop is complementary to the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder workshop occurring the same day, and can be attended with or without enrollment in the PTSD workshop. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Explain the causative relationship between PTSD and violent behaviors. 2. Evaluate the disinhibitive effects and interaction of brain injury and substance abuse. 3. Assess risk management criteria and strategies for violent individuals. 4. Consider ways to decrease violent outbursts in the workplace and educational setting. Bruce Maaser, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and New York, and a member of the American and Ohio Psychological Associations. He has worked as a psychology supervisor in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for 19 years. Since obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1988, he has also taught at Luther College and Valparaiso University. Dr. Maaser has extensive experience in clinical, hospital and crisis settings. Dr. Maaser has presented numerous workshops on neuropsychology and mental illness disorders, and has been published in professional journals and the popular media.

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John Carroll University

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John Carroll University - Dolan 202-203

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1 John Carroll Blvd

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University Heights

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