HCR-20 Research Update

Presented By Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB
Kevin Douglas, PhD, LLB

1.5 hours | 1.5 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on HCR-20 Research Update is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB., in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

The Historical-Clinical-Risk Management 20 (HCR-20) is one of the most frequently used violence risk assessment and management instruments worldwide. It has been translated into 20 languages and adopted or evaluated in 35 countries.

The third version of the HCR-20 (HCR-20 V3) was published in 2013 by Kevin Douglas, Stephen Hart, Chris Webster, and Henrik Belfrage. This program provides a brief synthesis of all HCR-20 research and then focuses on an up-to-date review of research on the HCR-20 V3.
Studies on the HCR-20 V3 have been carried out in Canada, the USA, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, with ongoing research being carried out in several additional countries. Findings on the reliability and validity of the HCR-20 V3 have generally been consistent with previous HCR-20 research and research on the Structured Professional Judgment model more broadly.

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 duty to accommodate in cases where a mental disorder is present

Describe managing parallel investigations

Describe the use of voluntary or involuntary leave as an interim or long-term management strategy

Describe balancing the right to privacy versus freedom of information


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 faculty ...

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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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