Training Details: WAVR-21 in Portland, Oregon

Introduction to Assessing and Managing Workplace and Campus Violence Risk with the WAVR-21 V3

Conducted by Dr. Stephen White

Produced by Work Trauma Services Inc. and hosted by Portland State University

New case material presented for the first time

Added segment on violent extremism
On Day 2 Dr. Phil Saragoza of WTS will present a 1.5 hr virtual segment on Violent Extremism in Organizational Settings

This introductory course conducted by Dr. White, co-developer of the WAVR-21 with Dr. Reid Meloy, is now expanded to one and a half days, allowing more time for in-depth case studies. After summarizing the rationale and scientific basis for the WAVR, the focus of the training will be the application of the instrument in dynamic assessment contexts common to workplaces and campuses. Pursuing case data in silos and integrating it with professional or clinical judgment will be demonstrated, and how this process informs the challenging case management decisions faced by threat assessors.
The format will include didactic segments, case vignettes, and video presentations. Common risk topics will include motives, stalking, paranoia and other violence-related mental states, domestic and partner violence, bullying, and the steps on the pathway to targeted violence. The definition of each item on the WAVR will be illustrated with case examples. Organizational obstacles and common missteps will be identified, as well as interviewing strategies, and what to expect from assessment experts. Several in-depth case studies on the second day will delve into the development of motives for violence, evidence of late-stage warning behaviors, and the nuances of decision-making.

September 6th and 7th, 2023

Day 1: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time
with a 15-minute morning and afternoon break and one hour for lunch.

Day 2: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacifc Daylight Time
with two 10-minute breaks

Options are to attend in person or virtually.*

Portland State University
Please Note, the location has been moved, and there is construction in front of the new location’s front door.
Please follow these instructions:

After parking in either Parking structure one or two, please proceed past the front entrance to go in between Fariborz Maseeh Hall (FMH) and Smith Memorial Union (SMSU) from Broadway street. We will have someone from our team outside directing and letting people inside of the FMH side entrance. From there, there will be signs posted to help direct attendees to the room. 

1855 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201-3295
B128 in FMH (Fariborz Maseeh Hall) located next to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (inside) and the elevators.
There will be signs to help direct attendees to the room.

Parking Info:
The best parking will be in structure one which is located right across from the FMH building and offers $14 for the day
Any overflow parking can go to structure two which also offers pay by day or hourly rates

Nearby Hotels (Within 1 mile radius, 3 stars and above):

Please note this is a new food map (due to the location change to FMH):

$325 US 
5% discount for early bird registration by July 28th.
5% additional discount for “TAP” members: ATAP, CATAP, AETAP, and APATAP.
Discounted rate for active members of Law Enforcement: $125. No other discounts.

If you have a credit from any previous training you did not attend or from a WAVR-21 training that was canceled, you may apply it to this event. 

To register, contact Dr. Stephen White by email:
You will then be directed to a registration form.
After registration forms are submitted, an email invoice will be sent with a link for payment by credit card (you can also pay by check at that time).

There will be no manuals for sale at the training.
Please purchase the WAVR-21 3rd edition manual directly from the publisher by going to Attendees are encouraged to become familiar with the manual before the training. Please buy your manual early to account for shipping and handling as well.

Dr. White’s bio may be found here.