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Clinical Psychologist

Alex Rodriguez

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Dr. Rodrigues is a forensic psychologist and operates a private consultation practice where he completes a variety of forensic evaluations, including sex offense-related evaluations, competency to stand trial, insanity, and juvenile transfer assessments. Dr. Rodrigues has been qualified as an expert and testified in various jurisdictions.  Recently, Dr. Rodrigues opened a satellite office in Colorado to complement his practice in the D.C. metropolitan area. Aside from court-related evaluations, Dr. Rodrigues provides consultation to law enforcement, government agencies, youth organizations, and corporations on mental health/violence related issues in the workspace.

Meets Florida Requirements

64B4-7.0081 Requirements to be a Qualified Practitioner for Completing Risk Assessments and Treatment of Sexual Offenders.

(4) A qualified practitioner under this rule shall possess 40 hours of graduate coursework and/or post-degree continuing education in all of the following core areas with a minimum of three (3) hours per area:

   (a) Etiological theories of sexual deviance, criminality, and aggression;

   (f) Safety planning, for use of the Internet, and/or other new technologies which allow access to sexual material or simulation of sexual activities, and Family Safety planning related to contact with children;

64B4-7.007 Requirement to Hold Oneself Out as Qualified to Practice Juvenile Sex Offender Therapy

  1. (e) Sexual dysfunctions, disorders, and deviancy, including sexual abuse patterns and the thinking errors that support the cycle of abuse

  2. (i) Compulsivity management, arousal control, anger regulation, and relapse prevention.

Preventing Targeted Violence by Adolescents & Adults

Thursday 9:00m – 12:30pm EST –¬†3 CEU Awarded

Abstract: The U.S. has witnessed an unprecedented rise in targeted violence, or planned attacks, involving schools, businesses, government institutions, and faith centers, leaving many to question
how to prevent such tragedies. Research studying averted and perpetrated attacks has revealed key findings about attackers, including that many individuals had contact with the legal and mental health systems beforehand. This key finding highlights why clinicians, case managers, supervision officers, and judicial officials need to be aware of potential attack warning signs, as they are integral to preventing such violence. This presentation will review insights about attackers, the planning that precedes such violence, indicators suggesting an imminent attack, and ways to thwart such violence. Attendees will learn about the most common psychological issues exhibited by attackers as well as the frequently cited motivations for perpetrators. With such information, attendees will be better equipped to prevent this nationwide epidemic.

Learning goals:

Attendees will:
1. Be introduced to behavioral threat assessment management (BTAM)
2. Identify risk factors associated with school & workplace attacks
3. Indicators suggesting an imminent attack