1 hour | 1 CE
This on-demand professional training program on Lethality Assessment is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.
Those conducting a violence risk assessment and management are always, perhaps mostly, concerned about severe outcomes such as lethal or near-lethal violence. Models and methods that can be used to evaluate and reduce the risk for lethal events are provided in this program. Dr. Hart describes risk factors commonly associated with severe or lethal violence and existing tools, such as the Danger Assessment and the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide, widely used in intimate partner violence (IPV) cases.
The program also presents a model of assessment that considers three primary facets of the lethal situation: Acute Conflict, Capacity for Serious Violence, and Severe Disinhibition. Case studies are used to illustrate how this model can be applied to targeted forms of violence involving mentally disordered offenders, IPV perpetrators, stalkers, and those engaged in so-called “honor-based” violence.
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 risk factors commonly associated with lethal or near-lethal violence
Describe existing risk assessment tools that can be used for assessing lethality
Describe a model of lethality assessmentthat can be applied to diverse violent offenders
Describe methods for reducing or preventing lethal violence
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...
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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.