APATAP was established in 2013 as Asia Pacific's key body in supporting and developing the cross-disciplinary study and management of threatening individuals and behaviours.

We welcome membership and collaboration with individuals and organisations from the field of risk assessment, forensic psychology, security, policing, law enforcement, and workplace safety.

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APATAP President's Message

Dear Members, 
While the last 18 months have been isolating and challenging for most of us, one thing that has brought us together is the renewed need for the work we do in identifying, assessing, and managing threatening individuals and threatening behaviours. I hope that APATAP can continue giving you the things that you need to keep people safe and well - access to cutting edge research, ongoing professional development opportunities, and a sense of community and camaraderie with threat professionals across our region and around the world. 
Joining the APATAP community has been a transformative experience for me. It has helped open new doors in my career and personal life, shown me a whole world of opportunities, and connected me to mentors and colleagues from around the world - some of whom I now call friends. Being part of APATAP has led me to feel empowered and connected as an independent practitioner, as a consultant, and now in my role managing Google’s Campus Assessment Response and Education (C.A.R.E.) Program for Asia Pacific. 
Some of our goals for the coming year will be to;
    • Continue building on the wonderful work our 2020 Committee has done and deliver relevant and useful virtual events. This will include our 2021 Virtual Threat Assessment Symposium, as well as ongoing professional development opportunities in the second half of the year. 

    • Continue to expand our membership base, with a special focus on broadening our reach across Asia Pacific, and including more early career threat assessors. 
        • Our membership base has grown to our largest numbers since we began, and has representation from police and law enforcement, government, health and forensic services, private practice, boutique firms, HR, universities, corrections, defence, security, and corporations. 
        • Your voice matters, and we invite you to share feedback, ideas, and reflections with the committee members at any time throughout the year. 
    • Develop a long term strategy for how we will influence and shape the field of threat assessment in our region over the next 3-5 years, and continue providing the most relevant offerings for our members over time. 

I would also like to congratulate the 2020 Committee, and thank the outgoing committee members for their dedication and time in bringing APATAP to where it is today. 

All of us are part of this community and profession because we care about the safety and wellbeing of those around us. The work we do is vital to our organisations and communities. We hope to support you in this important work so that you can continue making a difference in the lives around you. 

Leeran Gold
APATAP President 2021
C.A.R.E. Program Manager, Asia Pacific, Google

Registered Psychologist