South Carolina Psychological Association

  Advancing Psychology for a Better South Carolina

South Carolina Psychological Association 

2018 Annual Convention 

April 13-14, 2018

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC 

13 Hours CE Offered 

Sponsored by The Trust

Keynote Presentations by Gene Deisinger, PhD:

“Mass Casualty Incidents- Virginia Tech to the Present:  Lessons Learned & Confirmed from A Behavioral Perspective”

“Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management: Key Principles & Practices for Preventing Targeted Violence”

About the Presenter:  Dr. Gene Deisinger is a Principal & Co-Founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, a professional services firm that provides training & consulting services to a broad range of clients including educational institutions, governmental agencies, law enforcement & security agencies, corporations, healthcare institutions, and public figures. SIGMA helps clients identify, assess & manage threatening situations to mitigate risk for violence, and enhance their safety & well-being.

Dr. Deisinger served as Deputy Chief of Police & Director of Threat Management at Virginia Tech, recruited to that position following the 2007 mass casualty incident there.  Following his retirement from Virginia Tech in December 2014, Dr. Deisinger was retained as the Threat Management Consultant for the Virginia Center for School & Campus Safety, providing training and consultation for schools, campuses, and government & law enforcement agencies across Virginia.

Dr. Deisinger earned his doctorate in psychology from Iowa State University. He is a licensed psychologist, a certified health service provider in psychology, and, until his retirement, a certified law enforcement officer

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