Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment and Management

Presented By Laura Guy, PhD | Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB | Stephen D. Hart, PhD
Laura Guy, PhD Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB Stephen D. Hart, PhD

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 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, stalking). It provides professionals with practical skills related to using specific risk Assessmenttools 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. This 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 Assessmentdepartments, as well as clinical forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

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 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


Presented By

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 facult...

Presented By

Stephen D. Hart, PhD

Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD 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 Faculty...

Presented By

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 PhD in clinical (forensic) psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in for...


1. General Principles

2. General Violence

3. Stalking Behavior

4. Intimate Partner Violence

5. Sexual Violence

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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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