Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management in PPSP

Presented By Stephen D. Hart, PhD
Stephen D. Hart, PhD

10 hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on an Introduction Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management in Police and Public Safety Psychology is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Violence risk is a critical issue in policing and public safety psychology. In operational contexts, the concern is the violence risk posed by persons of interest who are under investigation or who have been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of offenses. In organizational contexts, the concern is the violence risk posed toward police and public safety professionals by persons of interest, or even the violence risk posed by those professionals toward coworkers or members of the public. Regardless, the key question is what kinds of harm might someone perpetrate, against which victims, at which times or locations – and, most importantly, what steps could be taken to mitigate the risks posed and prevent violence?

Dr. Hart provides an overview of violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management, including key concepts and general principles. He also describes and differentiates two types of assessment: triage, a rapid sorting and prioritization of cases to identify those in need of immediate attention; and comprehensive violence risk assessment, an evaluation to develop more detailed, long-term management plans.

Finally, he discusses the steps necessary to support best practices in violence risk/threat assessment and management in policing and public safety psychology, including education, training, policies, and procedures. Throughout this program, Dr. Hart illustrates important points using case vignettes from his 35 years of experience working with law enforcement, corrections, national security, and other public safety 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.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the relevance of violence risk/threat assessment and management to the practice of policing and public safety psychology.

Describe key concepts and general principles related to the practice of violence risk/threat assessment and management.

Differentiate violence risk triage and comprehensive violence risk assessment.

Describe the education, training, policies, and procedures necessary to support best practices in violence risk/threat assessment and management in policing and public safety organizations.

Demonstrate the concepts discussed in the program in their own work

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Presented By

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...

Curriculum

1. Introduction

2. Overview

3. Assessment

4. Four Approaches to VR/TA

5. Case Study

6. Best Practices

7. Cultures in VRA and Management

8. Conclusions

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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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