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How to Communicate With a Serial Killer

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Webinar (Zoom)
  • 4


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It's not every day that a clinical psychologist is able to interview a serial killer, and when one does, how does she get a serial killer to communicate? A graduate student interviewed Altemio Sanchez, the "bike path rapist," for a case study master's thesis.  This webinar will contain information on techniques used when communicating with the killer, samples of written correspondence, and the killer's perspective on what made him communicate. 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify how to glean important information from a serial killer's writing and mannerisms.

2. Describe techniques used to build rapport with a serial killer.

3. Identify signs of a shift or change within a serial killer.

4. Describe the serial killer's viewpoint on taking a person's life.


  • $15 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
  • $20 for non-members

About the Presenters

Chelsea Dunkelberger, BA

Graduate Student

Is currently a Clinical Mental Health graduate student at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. Miss Dunkelberger plans on becoming a Forensic Psychologist post-graduation and continue on with her doctrine. She is also a member with the National Board of Forensic Evaluators under student status.

Dr. Timothy M. Osberg

Professor of Psychology, Niagara University 

Licensed Psychologist 

Is a Professor of Psychology at Niagara University, a Licensed Psychologist, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. In addition to receiving the Niagara University Award for Excellence in Teaching in May of 1995, he has won three other teaching awards. Dr. Osberg has published and presented more than 200 articles in professional journals and presentations at national and international conferences. His articles have been cited in national magazines and numerous psychology textbooks. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, and the Journal of Correctional Education. Dr. Osberg has been interviewed on psychological topics more than 75 times in newspaper, radio, and television outlets. He has been a practicing clinician in the Niagara Falls area for over 35 years. Dr. Osberg was the recipient of the Community Service Award given by the Mental Health Association in Niagara County in 2000 and the Professionalism in Mental Health Award in 2004.

Continuing Education Information 


The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-814212 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

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