Keynote Address

Aug
30

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: Transforming Mental Health Systems – A Judicial Perspective (Video)

Judge Steven Leifman from Miami-Dade, Florida delivers the final Keynote address of the 2013 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services conference in Maastricht, Netherlands. This was an excellent address that speaks directly about trying to “change the system.” Judge Leifman shares his perspective on trying to lead change for large, difficult systems, such as […]

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Aug
16

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: Current Thinking about Rehabilitation Models (Video)

The third Keynote address at the 2013 International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) in Maastricht, Netherlands was given by Dr. Ruth Mann of the National Offender Management Service in the UK. Dr. Mann spoke about Current Thinking about Rehabilitation Models for offenders. Abstract In this presentation I will consider the strength of the […]

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Aug
02

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: State of the Art of Pharmacotherapy in Sexual Offenders (Video)

The second Keynote address at the 2013 IAFMHS Conference in Maastricht, Netherlands was by Professor Peer Birkin, MD, a psychiatrist from the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Dr. Birkin speaks about the state of the art of pharmacotherapy in sexual offenders. Abstract Effective rehabilitation of sexual offenders follows the principles of risk, need, and […]

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Jul
19

IAFMHS 2013 Keynote: Best Practices in Competency to Stand Trial (Video)

I was thrilled to be asked by the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services  (IAFMHS) to give the Dr. Derek Eaves Keynote Address at the 2013 conference in Maastricht, Netherlands. Those who know me well know that I love to travel and that Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities. Thus, the invitation to […]

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Jul
05

A Case Study using the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

Dr. Caroline Logan spoke at the International launch of the HCR-20 Version 3 in Edinburgh, Scotland. She discussed a case study wherein she completed a risk assessment using the HCR-20 Version 3 and spoke about the importance of using the HCR-20 V3 to structure the formulation of any case. In this video, she provides examples […]

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Jun
21

How to Successfully Implement the HCR-20 in Practice (Video)

Version 3 of the HCR-20 was recently published. The International launch for the new version of this well known and widely-used risk assessment instrument was help on Edinburgh, Scotland at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The HCR-20 V3, like its predecessors, promotes a  structured professional judgement approach to the evaluation of risk for violence. In […]

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Jun
07

How the Limitations and Weaknesses of the HCR-20 were Remedied in Version 3 (Video)

The HCR-20 was first published in 1993 and then revised in 1995. Since that time a mass of research has accumulated on this risk assessment instrument. Version 3 of the HCR-20 was recently launched in April 2013. In this video, Professor Kevin Douglas, first author of the risk assessment instrument, speaks about the limitations and […]

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May
24

Development Process for the HCR-20 Version 3 (Video)

The HCR-20 is a risk assessment instrument used throughout the world to assist in the evaluation of risk for general violence. Recently, the third version of this risk assessment instrument was published. To kick off the International launch of the HCR-20 V3 a one-day conference was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh in Scotland. […]

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May
10

Overview of the HCR-20 Version 3 Administration Procedure (Video)

Recently in Edinburgh, Scotland the International launch for Version 3 of the HCR-20 took place, with each of the instrument’s authors (minus Chris Webster) speaking about the development of the third version. In this video, Professor Stephen Hart provides an overview of the administration procedures for Version 3 of the HCR-20. Next up, Professor Kevin […]

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May
02

The Evolution of the Structured Professional Judgement Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

I recently had the chance to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland for the International launch of Version 3 of the HCR-20. For those of you who don’t know, the HCR-20 is an assessment instrument, developed to evaluate risk for general violence. First published in 1993 and then updated in 1995, the HCR-20 quickly became the most […]

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