Northeast Chapter Meeting
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When: Thursday, August 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Where: AIG
175 Water Street
17th Floor Conference Room J
New York, New York  10038
United States

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Good morning Northeast Chapter,


The Northeast Chapter Board of Directors cordially invites you to our next meeting with an amazing presentation by one of our chapter members, Dr. Jennifer Romei PhD.           


Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Romei PhD

                   Chief Operations Officer EXI-VENN


Presenter Bio:


Dr. Jennifer Romei is a partner and Chief Operations Officer at Exi-Venn—a company that is at the forefront of developing data-driven, strategic solutions for threat assessment professionals. 


A licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience in intervention and reducing risk, Jennifer provides the clinical insight behind Exi-Venn’s methodology.  Exi-Venn’s model leverages technology and algorithms to enhance traditional clinical, legal and law-enforcement interventions.


Dr. Romei is the Director of Psychology at a New Jersey State psychiatric hospital and it's APA-accredited internship training program. In addition, she is the Workplace Violence Prevention Coordinator. 


Jennifer has been selected as an adjunct faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University and other universities throughout New York and New Jersey. Jennifer is passionate about her work in the investigation of psychotherapy process in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis and mentalization-based treatment and its usefulness in threat assessment and management.


She is licensed in to practice in both New York and New Jersey and has a private practice in Ridgewood, New Jersey where she conducts Psychotherapy and forensic evaluations.


Presentation: Beyond Diagnosis: The Role of Mentalization in Targeted Violence and Strategies for Intervention

Presentation Description:

Recent data regarding targeted violence indicates that 56% of the identified perpetrators of these violent events had a known history of mental illness, while the history of mental illness in another 24% was “unclear,” but perhaps at least suspected by someone known to the assailant. Given these staggering statistics, there is a growing need to examine the psychological processes that may play a role in motivating someone to escalate along the pathway to violence that goes beyond diagnosis, in order to better identify, and intervene with threats ahead of the intended violence. This presentation will explore the role mentalization plays in identifying those escalating along the pathway to violence, and will review intervention strategies available to stakeholders to mitigate threat.