School Psychology

Guest Presenter Handouts & Materials

The UWRF School Psychology Program welcomed Dr. James Densley of Metropolitan State University as this year's National School Psychology Week workshop presenter. The session occurred on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the University Club in St. Paul (420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55102).

Using data and analysis from his groundbreaking research on mass shooters and school shooters, Dr. James Densley charted new pathways to holistic violence prevention focused on tangible skills and evidence-informed solutions for schools and workplaces, including crisis intervention, suicide prevention, behavioral threat assessment, and trauma-informed practices.

Dr. Densley is Professor and Department Chair of the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metro State University, part of the Minnesota State system. He is also co-founder of The Violence Project Research Center best known for its mass shooter database. Densley is the author or co-author of eight books, including The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic, winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Award; and over 150 articles, book chapters, essays, and other works in outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, TIME magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Densley earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Oxford.

Registration: CLOSED.

Materials included in the Presentation:


For more information about this and other profesional development offerings, contact the UW-River Falls School Psychology program director, Dr. Scott Woitaszewski

Additional Information about National School Psychology Awareness Week.


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