1 hour | 1 CE
This on-demand professional training program on Violent Thoughts is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.
This program provides an in-depth discussion of violent thoughts, including an interest in or preoccupation with violence and a desire or willingness to use violence. Violent thoughts are often overlooked and minimized by professionals despite the fact that they are a primary warning sign for violence risk according to research, practice, and the law and consistent with guidelines for triaging and assessing risk for violence.
Although violent thoughts are a normal human experience, when they are recent and serious it is critical to evaluate these thoughts as a means of preventing possible escalation to actual, attempted or threatened violence. The THREATS acronym (Threats of Harm that are Realistic, Explicit, Acute, Targeted and Studied) is reviewed as a useful structure that all professionals can put into practice when considering the significance of violent thoughts.
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 one of the primary warning signs for violence risk
Describe the nature of violent thoughts
Describe the implications of violent thoughts
Describe a structure for evaluating violent thoughts
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.