10 hours | 10 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Assessing & Managing Risk for Self-Directed Violence (Suicide) is presented by Brianne Layden, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.
It is all too often we see professionals relying solely on their clinical judgment or using predictive tools in their assessments of risk for self-directed violence (suicide).
Dr. Layden describes the benefits of utilizing the structured professional judgment (SPJ) approach to assess and manage self-directed violence that is both informed by the literature and incorporates clinical judgment. In addition, Dr. Layden describes the results of a recent systematic review of the literature on risk factors related to suicide and how these data have informed the development of new SPJ guidelines: The Self-Directed Violence – 20 (SDV-20).
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the nature of self-directed violence and self-directed violence risk
Describe the principles of self-directed violence risk assessment focusing on Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approaches
Describe existing SPJ guidelines for self-directed violence risk assessment
Describe research evidence on risk factors for self-directed violence
Describe the basis for the development of new SPJ guidelines: The Self-Directed Violence – 20 (SDV-20)
Brianne Layden, PhD
Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also wor...
1. Course Overview
2. Key Concepts
3. Identifying Risk Factors
4. Decision Theory
5. Combining Risk Factors
6. Structured Professional Judgement
9. Practice Case - Otieno
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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.