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The Minds, Lives, and Motivations of Mass Attackers
Friday, January 27, 2023, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: Virtual Continuing Education Event

The Minds, Lives, and Motivations of Mass Attackers, 3.0 CE

Co-sponsored with CESSPA with thanks to the Pennsylvania Psychological Association 

Livestreamed on Zoom Friday, January 27, 2023, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Presented by Peter Langman, Ph.D. 

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This webinar will start with a review of the justifications cited by perpetrators of mass attacks, as well as a consideration of underlying psychological dynamics. Next, three psychological types of mass attackers will be presented to demonstrate the intersection of their internal dynamics and life experiences. Following this, four additional cases will be reviewed to highlight the variability in functioning among perpetrators and the need to look behind superficial accomplishments to detect risk factors for violence.  Skill Level: Beginning 

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to...

  • Identify three psychological categories of mass attackers.
  • Explain the role of identity issues and aspirations in mass attackers. 
  • Discuss the intersection of psychological dynamics and life experiences as risk factors for violence. 

About the Presenter:

Peter Langman, Ph.D., is a sought-after expert on the psychology of school shooters and other perpetrators of mass violence. He conducts training on understanding the psychology of school shooters and identifying potential school shooters for professionals in mental health, education, and law enforcement. He has spoken on preventing school shootings at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and has been hired by Homeland Security to train professionals in school safety. He is also a researcher with the National Threat Assessment Center of the United States Secret Service. In 2018 he was invited by the Department of Homeland Security to participate in the National School Security Roundtable. Though his primary focus is school shooters, he has spoken at FBI Headquarters on white supremacist homegrown violent extremists and at the National Counterterrorism Center on American jihadis.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Other Mental Health Professionals.

Registration Fees:

Registrant Type: Registration Rate:
Non-Member Registration: $150.00
Member Registration: $100.00
Student Registration (NO CEs): $20.00


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Event Location
Virtual - via Zoom, attendees will receive instructions on accessing this workshop a few days prior via email.

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who sign in more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before January 26, 2023, will receive a 90% refund. No refunds are available after January 26, 2023. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222, or sent via email to [email protected].

CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 3.0 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). 

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.