Wendy L. P​atrick, JD,PhD

Workplace Violence: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst  
This program will encourage attendees to think differently.  The safest mindset in the modern workplace is not paranoia, but preparedness.  When the new normal requires us to live offensively and defensively, employees are wise to focus on both prediction and prevention.  This timely program will address the modern reality of violence in the workplace, signs and symptoms of potentially violent employees, workplace conditions conducive to violence, and how planning and preparation improves prevention.

High Noon in the Workplace: Regulating Marijuana Use in States Gone Green

Even in states which have rolled out the green carpet for legal marijuana use, employers can still implement standards designed to maintain a safe, productive workplace.  This program will discuss how employers balance employee rights to indulge with company safety standards.  It will also cover how to detect and deal with compromised clarity and productivity.

Don’t Believe Everything You See: Reading People and Judging Credibility
Whether you are sizing up a new love interest or conducting a threat assessment analysis, credibility is key.  Yet both personally and professionally, judging credibility is a multifaceted analysis. This seminar will present a unique method of judging credibility, including a fascinating overview of the psychology and empirical research behind reading people skills, presented in an entertaining and interactive format.   

High-Speed Connection—Offline: How to Spark Chemistry with Anyone 
From the boardroom to the bedroom, creating our future means cultivating connections.  Research shows that we size up new people within the first few seconds—often based on one factor—selective attention.  Professionally and personally, people who seem to “only have eyes” for us are uniquely attractive.  Modern day networking is most successful through talking not texting. ​​


Cybersleuthing, Predatory Friending, and the new “Face” of Cyber Security – Navigating Ethical Minefield in Cyberspace and Social Media 
In an age of electronic communication and social networking, security experts, investigators, and private citizens must be aware of their ethical and professional responsibilities and how they apply within the increasingly public realm of modern electronic communication.  This program will discuss how to use popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in case investigation, preparation, and litigation, and how the use of such services both professionally and personally can raise ethical issues relating to disclosure of private information, contact with represented parties, trial publicity rules, and more.

When Fans Become Fanatical: Cyberstalkers – the Invisible Epidemic
This seminar exposes the insidious nature of cyberstalkers, how to recognize them, and how they infiltrate the lives of their victims.  It will cover the dangers presented by maintaining an Internet presence on social media and company websites, and threat assessment strategies designed to determine when an online fan has become fanatical.  

Cyber Optics: Red Flags Online, Perceiving Personality, Credibility, and Danger 
Many people "meet" online.  Yet the ability to accurately perceive personal clues and judge credibility is a multifaceted analysis which is particularly challenging in cyberspace.  This program will present cutting edge psychological research revealing how to read people through online profiles, and how personality traits expressed in cyberspace are often a more accurate assessment of character than in person assessment.  It will also reveal the qualities that have been proven to be most important when judging temperament and credibility, and how to best perceive them online.  

Reading Red Flags: How to Protect and Serve the Community, as Well as Yourself 
Fighting crime is a dangerous business, and in some circumstances, can be deadly.  Law enforcement and security professionals must remain vigilant regarding red flags that may reveal dangerous proclivities in persons of interest and associates.  Providing a unique and complementary perspective to programming on safety and awareness, Reading Red Flags will discuss the art of reverse-criminal profiling: detecting the signs and symptoms of potential danger before a crime is committed.  Integrating cutting edge research in psychology, sociology, and criminology, this program will enhance awareness regarding what to look for when dealing with potentially dangerous individuals, where to look, and how to interpret what you see. 

When Red Flags Look Red Hot: Separating the Dangerous from the Desirable
Dr. Patrick´s latest book, Red Flags: How to Spot Frenemies, Underminers, and Ruthless People will revolutionize your approach to reading people.  Incorporating 20 years of experience as a prosecutor working with victims, corroborated by abundant psychological research, Dr. Patrick will explain how we fall for charming manipulators, and how to make better decisions about who we invite into our lives.  Building upon the advice in her last book, the revised version of the New York Times bestseller Reading People, which focused on observable characteristics, Red Flags delves deeper, providing an easy-to-remember formula: FLAG (Focus, Lifestyle, Associations, Goals) to detect the person behind the persona, in order to separate the dangerous from the desirable.
 
Your Body, Your Brain, or the Ballgame?  Reading Red Flags on a First Date
Wouldn´t it be nice to separate the disinterested from the desirable on the first date?  This seminar will teach you how to spot a keeper during your first meeting—when you are most objective.  Interpersonally and socially, learn what to look for, where to look, and how to interpret what you see.  

Leveling the Playing Field: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace
This program will cover laws regarding bias and discrimination and how they apply specifically within the workplace.  You will learn how to recognize bias, how to identify signs of both overt and subtle bias, and how to prevent bias and discrimination from the boardroom to the break room, and when dealing with clients.

Lessons from the Dark Side: Sexual Predators and Cyberstalkers - Red Flags and Reasonable Precautions
Lessons from the Dark Side teaches the public how to recognize sexual predators by exposing the psychological strategies and techniques that predators use consistently and effectively to seduce their prey, and how to recognize predator grooming behavior before it is too late.  Drawing from a broad spectrum of empirical research and experience with the accounts of sexual predators as well as their victims, this seminar is designed to educate the community about the effective strategies of seduction predators use to lure their often well-educated victims, and how to recognize them before another victim is claimed. 

 Sexual Predators: The Science Behind the Seduction
The statistics are devastating.  Sexual predators are able to amass literally hundreds of victims because they are masters of relationship building and impression management.  Using real case studies as examples, this program will expose the powerful strategies of seduction used by sexual predators, demonstrate their astonishing ability to beguile often intelligent victims and their families, and explain the well-documented psychology behind the success of their techniques.  Attendees will be both shocked and captivated by the extraordinary accounts told by sexual predators themselves as well as their victims that are used to illustrate the science behind the seduction. 

Please contact Dr. Patrick directly for rates at wendypatrickphd@icloud.com