The Unthinkable w/ Dr. William Aprill

Discussion in 'Training' started by legacy38, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    ***I am hosting this class, but I am not making any money off of it.

    registration link

    UNTHINKABLE is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of criminal violence. In one very full day, attendees will undertake a fast-paced and interactive overview of how dangerous aggressors think as they decide whom to victimize, and we'll review target demeanor and behavior for cues that we appear easily victimized. Hands-on training will introduce robust, effective techniques for disarming an assailant armed with a pistol and the day will finish with an in-depth survey of the best processes and methods to establish a powerful and adaptive defensive mindset.

    For more information, go to the Aprill Risk Consulting web page.

    Here is an interview with Dr. Aprill:

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUGpPmjf0So[/ame]
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    I can find no more info on his website regarding his qualifications on the psychological side. I am specifically interested in the Dr. background and Dr. of what? You aware of anything?

    Nemo


    https://aprillriskconsulting.com/
     

  3. UtiPossidetis

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    Good question. Most who use vague statements have a doctorate unrelated to the profession and a masters that gets them licensed as a counselor or equivalent.
     
  4. StarJack

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    I signed up for this today. Can you give us a status Chief Deputy?
     
  5. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    He apparently lives in Louisiana. I searched their various licensure board databases (my they have a few) and found only one William (T) Aprill listed under the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority whose credentials lapsed in 2011/12.
     
  6. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    We need five more registrations by 7/11.
     
  7. nutnless220

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    Anyone know how much the class cost?
    I didn't see mention of it on the website.
     
  8. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    The class is a go. There is space available still. Registration is still available online via credit card, and tickets can be purchased at the door.
     
  9. Nemo

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    No response to post #2 in this thread. Detail on his qualifications? Those go a long way to making education and training as worthwhile, not calculating cost factors into it.

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  10. awanatech

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    I did come across this from a 2016 LSU Conference. It mentions Mr. Aprill as a LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. There's no mention of him being a doctor, whether MD, PhD, or other Dr. Further down the page, there are others who are PhD, as well as LCSW.

    http://www.chseproed.com/events/201...peakers-101ab528807b42f69a52f1d7da6f72ee.aspx

    On NPIdb.org, the National Provider ID Database, lists him as a LCSW-BACS. The BACS is a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. This designation allows him to oversee the licensure of LMSW, Licensed Master Social Workers. But no mention of a doctoral degree.

    That's not to minimize the training in any way. I have not heard of him prior to this, and he may offer great training. I was just curious as to Nemo's question about his background as a Dr. There is not much easy to find info about him as a clinician. Most of what I found was related to his seminars that he has taught. I also noted that nowhere on his website nor anything about his practice in LA is he referred to as a Dr. Some of the agencies or groups that have hosted his training & seminars have referred to him as Dr. William Aprill.

    As far as his LEO experience, I saw a couple of different places that talk about his years spent as a Deputy Sheriff & a Special Deputy US Marshall. It also lists him as a decorated competitive shooter & an instructor in various fighting skills.
    http://www.mdtstraining.com/william-aprill/

    Does that help any, Nemo?
     
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  11. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    I question it because sometimes it necessary to question an expert on those things. Once I was deposing a PhD regarding the cause of an accident. He rejected my plaintiffs statements on that. Deep digging in the question of his credentials showed he was a Psy.D. (not MD) and had no advanced level education or training in any kind of engineering, physics, friction and tires and medical impact of bones on doors and and how hard cars hit each other at varying speeds, speed determination, sight distances and reflex time while driving and all that kind of stuff.

    Our demand of policy limits ($500K) was proffered by defense counsel shortly after that depo was taken.

    I bet that insurer and defense attorney never used that "expert" again.

    He probably made the "code ultra secret never use this one" insurance company list of experts.
     
  12. UtiPossidetis

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    Been there, done that on the other end. Never take a case you aren't actually a legitimate expert on. Pretty simple. Of course I've never met a PsyD that knew that little fact of life.

    You should read the Special Master's report in the Autism and Vaccines case. The summary of the experts for and against is priceless. Those that claim autism is caused by vaccines were characterized as being evasive about their credentials and when pressed most had irrelevant credentials, like someone talking about biochemistry that insisted on being called Dr. but their doctorate was in Literature. Several PsyDs apparently never had a lab course in chemistry but were offering opinions about mechanisms of action of the vaccines causing Autism. The experts that said it didn't were people with PhDs from places like MIT, Stanford, etc. in Biochemistry, virology, etc. Kinda a huge contrast when looked at from the credentials standpoint.
     
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  13. legacy38

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    We ended up with 17 students. Dr. Aprill put on a really good presentation. This was iteration number six for me, and I enjoyed it and learned from it yet again. The class had some very experienced students in it who both asked some great questions and added to the material.
     
  14. awanatech

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    How was the class?

    Edit: I see I was typing as Legacy38 was too. Glad to hear it went well and had a good turnout.
     
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  15. StarJack

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    Yes the class did go well! Many thanks to Chief Deputy Lee Weems for arranging this event.