Professional Training


Dr. Stephen Hart on the SPJ Approach to Risk Assessment (Video)

The Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approach to risk assessment holds many points of differentiation from the actuarial approach. Whereas the actuarial approach uses actuarial tests that are developed in one setting and may not be predictive in other settings, the SPJ approach uses instruments that have been developed on the basis of empirical research that […]


Chances are You Know Half as Much as You Did 7 Years Ago: Half-Life of Knowledge Underscores the Importance of Continued Professional Development

The half-life of knowledge is an interesting and important concept. Half-life of knowledge refers to the number of years that it would take for half of the information or knowledge available in a field of study to become defunct or superseded by new information.  This number, of course, varies by field or specialized area of […]