Understanding the Mind of a Predator and Victim/Hostage Creation


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Type: Workshop

The victim/hostage mindset can be quite difficult for people to understand, as a complicated process occurs to create a pseudo personality and protect the perpetrator. This useful presentation will provide information on different types and characteristics of perpetrators, the techniques and tools they use, and the beliefs they hold that contribute to trauma creation. The objective of this training session is to provide clear and concise steps to better help professionals who work with both perpetrators and victims so that they are more knowledgeable and better able to work with both populations. Time will be given at the end of workshop for a question and answer session, which should prove to be stimulating.


Dr. Kathie Mathis
CEO, Mathis & Associates

Dr. Kathie Mathis has over 30 years working with trauma, perpetrators, victims and law enforcement. She trains internationally, provides expert court testimony, media consultation, has worked for every governor of California from 1975 to 2012. Dr. Mathis has written books, articles and programs on addiction, trauma and victimology. She has won awards from a past President of the United States as well as political and organizational leaders. Her reputation for being motivational, educational, current on the topics she trains and discusses, has made her a sought-after Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Motivator and Educator. She brings humor and her positive personality to all the trainings she leads. She is a National and California State approved trainer in domestic violence (victim and perpetrator), anger management, Sociopathic type Relationships, Child Abuse, Trauma, Parenting and more. She also provides laughter therapy as co-founder of the Hilarious Healing Project.