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The Assessment and Management of Workplace & Campus Violence Risk with the WAVR-21 Third Edition

January 25th – 28th, 2021
Daily: 9:00-1:00 PST

Produced by Work Trauma Services Inc. with Virtual Hosting by Intuit

$695 US 
5% discount for early bird registration by January 8th.
5% additional discount for “TAP” members: ATAP, CATAP, AETAP, and APATAP.
Active members of law enforcement  $558, no other discounts.

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). After payment is received, you will receive confirmation of your payment and enrollment by email.
If you have questions or need help with the credit card payment, please contact Lisa Ekström at


Drs. Stephen White and Reid Meloy
will conduct aWAVR-21 Virtual Workshop
January 25-28, 2021
We are now offering our standard WAVR-21 training
virtually, over 4 half days in 4 hour segments.


This dynamic workshop offers a blend of didactic material and video case presentations, case vignette practice, research updates, and focused discussion of common issues.

Attendees will be thoroughly acquainted with the WAVR-21 V3 – the Worksheet, Grid, and Intake and Documentation forms, and how to integrate WAVR-21 data into dynamic threat case management.

Content will include:

  • Illustrative brief case examples of each of the WAVR risk and protective factors, as observed in actual incidents and common scenarios.
  • The Incel Automobile Attack in Toronto: An in-depth look at the police interview of Alek Minassian, focusing on his personal grievance, moral outrage, and ideology, including how the internet spreads and amplifies extreme beliefs and the justification of violence. New information revealed in the attacker’s trial will also be discussed.
  • The Aurora Theatre Mass Murder: An in-depth case study and reflection, including psychodynamics of the assailant’s motives, implications for operational protocols, and a retrospective WAVR-21 threat assessment.
  • Lone Actor Terrorism – Research Update: Reid Meloy, developer of the TRAP-18, will review recent findings from research and case studies, the implications for workplaces and institutions of higher learning, and its nexus with the WAVR-21 V3.

Continuing topics include targeted violence dynamics, the “pathway to violence,” stalking, mental illness and violence, intimate partner violence, psychopathy, bullying, interviewing strategies, integrating data with professional judgment, communication issues, managing fear, and common program and intervention obstacles.

The workshop is open to members of threat management teams – typically representatives from corporate and campus security, legal, human resources/labor relations, mental health, student judicial affairs, residence deans, campus police, and EAP. Welcome also are other law enforcement and forensic and mental health professionals interested in improving their violence risk assessment skills. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer continuing education credits, but attendees will be given a signed certificate of completion.

First published in 2007 and now in its third edition, the WAVR-21 includes 21 empirically based criteria for assessing different forms of workplace and campus violence risk. Studies have demonstrated good to excellent inter-rater agreement for the WAVR-21 summary ratings of level of risk and potential for serious injury. Recent validation research at the University of Nebraska concluded that, “The WAVR-21 V3 would be a useful risk assessment measure of workplace violence in corporate organizations, educational environments, and government agencies. The findings were well within the range of results for validity studies of other violence risk structured professional judgment guides.”

The WAVR-21 3rd edition manual can be purchased directly from the publisher by going to Attendees are encouraged to become familiar with the manual before the training.

Tuition minus $50 administrative fee will be refunded if cancellation is provided in writing (email ok) by Jan 11th. No refund for cancellation after that date. At any time, another person may be substituted for the registrant without penalty.