Scenario Planning

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

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Scenario Planning is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

This program provides an overview of the use of scenario planning in violence risk assessment and management. Scenario planning allows risk and threat assessment professionals to forecast possible violent futures and build management plans to prevent those futures.

This program explores the historical roots of scenario planning in the military, industry, finance, and disaster planning. Most of the program focuses on how scenario planning methods can assist professionals in three critical ways when used as part of structured professional judgment (SPJ) risk assessment.

First, scenarios can help evaluators consider repeat, escalation, twist, worst-case, and best-case trajectories of violence. Second, they enable us to hypothesize about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence. Third, they aid in the construction of monitoring, supervision, treatment, and victim safety planning strategies. Finally, a series of case studies are presented illustrating scenario planning with diverse violent offenders.

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 history of scenario planning

Describe common types of violent scenarios

Describe how scenarios can assist in thinking about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence

Describe the link between scenario planning and violence risk management


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...

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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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