In-Person Workshops

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

October 09, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM MST )
$329.00 (regular rate)
$299.00 (*early rate)
*early rate expires 09/18/2024
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ - Whitehorse - October 9, 2024; 9am-4pm Mountain Time

Early rate expires 09/18/2024

Quantity: 1 $ 299.00
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For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations.

In-person events follow local guidelines for gathering. This workshop will transition to a virtual event should COVID restrictions limit in-person gatherings. Please call CTRI before booking flight/hotel room.

This workshop is being run in partnership with the Northern Institute of Social Justice and Yukon University.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of anger in violent incidents
  • Identify their own styles of interaction
  • Describe a framework for defusing potentially violent situations
  • Identify potential risk factors
  • Apply the principles learned to their own environment

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • The Physical Violence Spectrum
  • Rating Your Workplace Risk Levels
  • Anger Cycle and Escalation
  • Anger Styles Assessment Questionnaire
  • Warning Signs of Potential for Violence
  • The Aggression Defusing Process
  • Approaching, Containment, and Problem-Solving Strategies
  • When and How to Disengage
  • Special Considerations for Unique Situations
  • Addressing Enablers of Violence

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone wanting to learn more about violence and interpersonal strategies useful in de-escalating the imminent threats of violence.

Terms & Conditions

View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.

Trainer: Ofelia Tatu

MPsy, PhD

Ofelia Tatu is a doctor in psychology and a highly trained and experienced brainspotting therapist, educator, and holistic coach. She is certified in functional nutrition for mental health and integrative sports medicine, and works from a developmental/neuro-experiential model of healing and expansion, which allows permanent and positive change. In addition to training with CTRI, Ofelia works in a holistic private practice with children, adults, couples, and families. She specialises in helping clients with pain and autoimmune/chronic conditions, physical injuries and concussions, cross-cultural identity/intercultural and multicultural issues, parenting and inner child work, and performance enhancement. Ofelia has had excellent results with clients facing addictions, ADHD, OCD and autism, anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, sleep issues, chronic insomnia, shame, food related issues, self-esteem, as well as burnout and career or work-related issues. She uses a psychoneuroimmunology lens as she believes in a holistic and integrative approach to wellness and healing. Ofelia has a profound belief in the resiliency of the human spirit, particularly in conditions of relational and neurobiological attunement.

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