40 hours | 40 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment and Management is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB; Laura S. Guy, PhD and Stephen D. Hart, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Violence Risk Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.
This program provides professionals with general risk assessment and management principles and focuses on the most common forms of violence (e.g., general violence, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking). It provides professionals with practical skills related to using specific risk assessment tools and knowledge about implementing violence risk assessment and management procedures.
The topics covered include foundational principles of violence risk assessment and management and the use of standardized, evidence-based procedures for risk assessment and management, including the HCR-20-V3, RSVP, SARA-V3, B-SAFER, and SAM. Violence risk assessment and management programs are the only one in the field that has been subjected to systematic empirical research and evaluations that indicate that the vast majority of participants recommend this program.
The program accommodates varying levels of experience in risk assessment, from beginner to advanced, and is relevant for professionals from diverse backgrounds, including investigative psychologists and senior police officers working with threat assessment departments, as well as clinical forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.
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 violence and violence risk
Describe the principles of violence risk assessment
Describe the Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) approach
Describe the principles of violence risk management
Describe scenario planning approaches
Describe the process of case formulation
Describe the literature regarding general or “typical” violence, including that committed by people with mental health, personality, or substance use problems
Describe the use of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20-V3)
Describe the administration of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20-V3)
Describe the literature regarding unwanted contact and communication, including physical violence, by people who are angry or obsessed
Stephen D. Hart, PhD
Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has been on faculty in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University since 1990 and has held the rank of Professor since 2001. He also served as a Visiting Professor in the Facult...
Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB
Dr. Kevin S. Douglas received his law degree (LL.B.) in 2000 from the University of British Columbia and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University. He spent three years on faculty at the University of South Florida in Tampa and has been on faculty ...
Laura Guy, PhD
Laura S. Guy obtained her BA in psychology at McGill University in Quebec, MA in clinical (forensic) psychology at Sam Houston State University in Texas, and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in f...
1. General Principles
2. General Violence
3. Stalking Behavior
4. Intimate Partner Violence
5. Sexual Violence
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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.