The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) Committee is excited to announce that our annual conference will be held at Pullman on the Park, Melbourne from 24 – 26 February 2020.

The theme for the 2020 conference is Workplace violence: the role of threat assessment in preventing occupational harm.

We invite all mental health, law enforcement, security, workplace health and safety, and other professionals tasked with the prevention and response of behavioural risks to join us in this learning and networking opportunity.

Call for abstracts is allready open 



The conference will be conducted by local and national experts in the varied areas of disasters to provide resources necessary to move forward after a disaster.
Whether it be natural or human caused, our conference is one of a kind in Oregon and provides behavioral health content applicable to a wide variety of individuals when responding to a disaster.

Keynote: Patricia Smith, From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction: The Journey to Wellness Sessions:


  • Cultural Liaisons (focus on partnerships with Tribal communities)

  • Ethical Dilemmas

  • Faith Traditions

  • Youth Suicides

  • Faith-Based Organizations

  • Cultural Humility

  • Emergency Plans-Disaster Behavioral Health

  • De-escalation skills post-disaster

  • Resources for children

  • DBH Triage & Case Management

  • Hawaii's Volcanic Tragedies and Psychological First Aid

Closing Speaker: David Schonfeld, MD, University of Southern California Children's Hospital, Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement


When: February 4-5, 2019

Where: Salem, Oregon: Salem Convention Center

Who:  Emergency managers, first responders, counselors, healthcare professionals, public health, religious leaders, and anyone interested in disaster behavioral health.

For more information, please follow this link


Build your practice and expand your skill set with professional training by

Drs. Stephen Hart, Mark Cunningham, Martin Sellbom, Lisa Piechowski, David Martindale, Jay Flens, Joyce Chu, Bruce Bongar, Peter Goldblum, and Chris Weaver.


Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP & SVR-20 launch presented by: Dr. Stephen Hart

- Forensic Psychological Assessment in Custody Litigation: Conceptual Issues, Data Integration, and Advanced Topics is presented by Drs. David Martindale and Jay Flens.

Using the MMPI-A-RF in Juvenile Forensic Psychological Evaluations presented by Dr. Martin Sellbom

Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention for a Diverse Population: training for Psychologist presented by Drs. Joyce Chu, Bruce Bongar, Peter Goldblum and Chris Weaver.

- Evaluations for High Stakes Sentencing presented by Dr. Mark Cunningham

- Evaluation for Workplace Disability presented by Dr. Lisa Drago Piechowski

More information on event, presenters, and registration go to: or contact: Dr. Patricia Zapf  | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry · Salem, Oregon
Registration $145 ·ATAP Members: $95 ·


This workshop will provide information on social media monitoring, data mining tools, and online research techniques for practitioners. Includes best practices for obtaining information online while protecting anonymity and adhering to the code of ethics and legalities. This course also includes how to locate, extract, analyze, and react to social media data.


pdficon large Pdf Flyer TMR

The Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Conference will be held in Wellington, NZ, from 5th - 7th March.   
APATAP is now accepting submissions for presentations.  Please note the deadline for submissions is the 17th September 2017

For more information on the conference, includes suggested topics, how to submit an abstract and information about the pre-conference Expert Seminars, please go to the following link.

New guide on preventing targeted violence from the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit - Entitled "Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks," this publication originated from a 2015 BAU symposium on targeted violence prevention, at which a number of highly respected ATAP members contributed. 

View page with multiple publications at the bottom: