1.5 hours | 1.5 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Violence Risk Communication is presented by Kelly Watt, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.
This program provides an overview of the basic elements and core virtues of risk communication when considering both written and oral reports. How the findings and opinions of violence risk assessments are communicated with others has major implications for helping evaluators to justify decisions, to manage liability, and to prevent violence.
Conducting a violence risk assessment to reach findings and opinions is only the first step in the process of assessing and managing violence risk. How the findings and opinions of this assessment are communicated to others is what is most likely to contribute to the prevention of violence.
This program also discusses key issues influencing risk communication, including the tension between an individual’s right to privacy and a professional’s or organization’s duty to protect.
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 overview of the basic elements and core virtues of risk communication
Describe findings and opinions of violence risk assessments
Describe major implications for helping evaluators to justify decisions, manage liability, and to prevent violence
Describe key issues influencing risk communication, including the tension between an individual's right to privacy and a professional's or organization's duty to protest
Kelly A. Watt, PhD
Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010. She currently works as Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect ...
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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.