An Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment: Initial Versus Comprehensive Assessment

Presented By Kelly A. Watt, PhD
Kelly A. Watt, PhD

1 hour | 1 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on An Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment: Initial Versus Comprehensive Assessment is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Leading authorities, including in the field of violence risk/threat assessment, distinguish between initial versus comprehensive assessments of risk. In this program, Dr. Watt helps violence risk/threat assessment professionals to understand the distinction, explain it to stakeholders, and use it to more effectively deliver services and manage liability. She also provides a high-level overview of different approaches to conducting initial risk assessments, which are the type of risk assessments most often conducted by violence risk/threat assessment professionals.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe initial versus comprehensive assessments of violence risk.

Describe the distinction between initial versus comprehensive assessments of violence risk to more effectively deliver services and manage liability.

Describe an overview of the different approaches to conducting initial risk assessments.

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Presented By

Kelly A. Watt, PhD

Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010. She currently works as Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect In...

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Program Partner

Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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