Active Shooter Seminar

This (8-hour) class offers a comprehensive picture of the psychological and behavioral aspects of adult and adolescent active shooters.  The program covers the below objectives and utilizes the behavioral sciences as a foundation for violence risk and threat assessment needed to potentially identify and mitigate such a threat.  This training will provide an overall portrait of recent and well-known active and school shooter incidents, prevention indicators, threat assessment, and what has been learned from such incidents to potentially prevent such acts of violence.

Dr. Robert J. Cipriano Jr.
SIMCIP Group Forensic-Psychological Consultants, LLC.

Register for Two Day Active Shooter, Fort Lauderdale, 12/9-10/2013

Class Details:

Date: TBD
Place: Doubletree by Hilton Sunrise – Sawgrass Mills – 13400 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323 (954) 527-2700
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $199

Event Contacts:

Class Content: Dr. Robert Cipriano, 305-528-7309 or email at

Understanding the Psychological Dynamics of Active Shooters (particularly Adult Shooters)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Defining Active Shooters- Characteristics of Active Shooters
  2. 3 Groupings of Active Shooters; Sociopathic/Narcissistic Active Shooter; Delusional Shooter
  3. The Severely Depressed and Suicidal Active Shooter
  4. The Dynamics of Suicide
  5. Case Discussion on Andrews Breivik (The Norway Active Shooter); Seung Hui Cho (The Virginia Tech Shooter); & Adam Lanza Active Shooter in Newtown, CT

Understanding the Psychological Dynamics of School Shooters (particularly Adolescent Shooters)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Defining School Shooters and Understanding how personality dynamics, substance abuse related issues, mental illness, and/or emotional/behavioral reactions to being “Bullied” can ignite such violence
  2. Understanding the dynamic of “Cynical Shyness” and how this dynamic plays a significant role in “Momentum Build Up” resulting in an acts of violence against an individual/s within a school
  3. What role does family, the school, and the communities play in the “Momentum Build Up” phases and “Missed Signals” regarding the development of such an act of violence
  4. How does the perception of the school and a perceived sense of “Injustice” act as a catalyst and add “fuel” to carry out such crimes against those perceived as a “Threat” as well as contribute to feelings of alienation, rejection, and abandonment on behalf of the aggressor
  5. Understanding the Connection between Suicide and School Shooters
  6. Threat Assessment and Interventions for Public Safety Personnel (Educational Professionals, Law Enforcement, EMT- Fire Rescue, Military)


 2 Day Active Shooter Training Seminar


 Post-Traumatic Stress (6 CEs)


PTSD Response for Public Safety Personnel Inclusive of Military


 Active Shooter Seminar


Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention, Stress Management


Penn Resilience Program (PRP) Approach to the Development of a Military Resiliency “Train the Trainer” Initiative

The Instructor

Dr. Robert J. Cipriano Jr

Dr. Robert J. Cipriano Jr., has been working with the community professionally within the field of psychology for 21 years. His undergraduate training in psychology was completed at Florida State University and he successfully completed a doctoral program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) in clinical psychology at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, Florida. He completed his doctoral internship at one of the largest state hospitals that housed the “criminally insane” within the Central United States. He currently owns and has developed his training and consulting business, SIMCIP GROUP Forensic-Psychological Consultants, located in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Dr. Cipriano is currently a Florida Licensed Psychologist and for approximately the past decade worked as a police psychologist for Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD). In that role he served as a consultant for the Special Response Team (SRT -Also known as SWAT) and provided expert training and developed strategies for effectively working with and understanding the “criminal mind.” He assisted the team in gaining insight and managing individuals who suffered from severe mental illness and who were in crisis. Additionally, he provided critical support to the crisis negotiation team when they were faced with crisis situations, hostages, career criminals, and barricaded subjects who posed a threat for police and the community at large. He has responded to 170 crisis negotiation callouts in Miami-Dade County where he assisted the Special Response Team as an operational psychologist.

His area of specialization includes utilizing his clinical skills operationally to target the spectrum of trauma and violence out in the field. Such experience entails educating police, the military veteran, and the civilian population on the psychological effects from trauma as well as understanding and managing aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-recognizing signs and symptoms of the disorder, how it manifests, and how to work and interact with those who may suffer from it. He has worked with several hundred Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s) and military personnel who have suffered from the effects of post-trauma stress reactions. Dr. Cipriano has responded to well over a 100 Officer-Involved-Shootings (OIS) and has conducted critical incident stress debriefings for officers within the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe County areas.

Dr. Cipriano offers expert training in understanding the psychological dynamics and warning signs of active shooters, school shooters, school place violence, and bully behavior. Dr. Cipriano has developed a clinical curriculum to target, intervene, and potentially prevent such acts along this specific spectrum of aggression. His knowledge, experience, and expertise will be passed on to parents, educational institutions, administrators, law enforcement agencies, and youth programs on a national, state, and local level.

Event Contacts:

Class Content: Dr. Robert Cipriano, at


SIMCIP’s Active Shooter class merges both the behavioral sciences & the appropriate law enforcement preparations & actions needed to potentially mitigate such a threat!