1 hour | 1 CE
This on-demand professional training program on Mental Disorder and Violence Risk is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.
In this program, the research base and empirical evidence for assessing and considering risk-related issues for individuals with mental disorders and clinical assessment and management techniques are reviewed. The link between major mental disorders and violence remains controversial. This program addresses this link, arguing that although there may be a direct link between mental disorder and violence for some people, there may also be less clear, indirect links, whereby mental disorder acts as an early, distal risk marker, a moderator, or a mediator.
For many individuals with major mental disorders, there is no link to violence. Regardless of whatever the nomothetic or population-level link between mental disorder and violence might be, it remains vital for clinicians to understand the idiographic role, if any, of mental disorders with respect to the potential risk of violence of their clients. There is also discussion on contemporary approaches to violence risk assessment and management in terms of their ability to facilitate understanding of the role that major mental disorder plays in violent behavior, its assessment, and its management.
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 an appreciation of the complex link between major mental disorders and violence.
Describe the different ways in which major mental disorders may lead to violence.
Describe the role of major mental disorders in contemporary violence risk assessment approaches.
Describe insight into the role of major mental disorders within violence risk management.
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.