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HCR-2 V3 Practice Case Series | Correctional Facility - Parole Board Hearing

Presented By Stephen D. Hart, PhD | Brianne Layden, PhD | Kelly A. Watt, PhD
Stephen D. Hart, PhD Brianne Layden, PhD Kelly A. Watt, PhD

8 hours | 8 CEs

This on-demand professional training program is part of the HCR-20 V3 Practice Case Series on the topic of Correctional Facility | Parole Board Hearing is presented by Stephen Hart, PhD, Kelly Watt, PhD, and Brianne Layden, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

This on-demand professional training program focuses on using the Historical-Clinical-Risk-Management-20 Version 3 (HCR-20 V3) to assess and manage violence risk. Each of the practice cases is derived from real, sanitized cases across correctional and forensic psychiatric settings. Participants will sharpen and maintain their skills in administering the HCR-20 V3. This program includes an overview of the HCR-20 V3, a self-directed case review, completion of the HCR-20 V3 worksheet, and a case review/discussion. Participants should have experience administering the HCR-20 V3 before purchasing this program.

This case allows participants to practice administering the HCR-20 V3 with review from internationally recognized experts. Emphasis will be placed on rating the presence and relevance of each HCR-20 V3 item, formulating past violence, scenario planning about future violence, developing case management strategies and tactics, and providing summary judgments about overall risk.

Case #3 focuses on an adult male currently held at a correctional facility. The evaluee was convicted of rape (two counts), assault causing bodily harm, and breaking and entering when he was an adult. Participants are tasked with conducting a violence risk assessment for his upcoming Parole Board hearing.  

HCR-20 V3 The HCR-20 (Version 2; Webster, Douglas, Eaves, & Hart, 1997) has become the world’s most widely used and best-validated violence risk assessment and management instrument. It has been translated into 20 languages and adopted or evaluated in more than 35 countries. It helps professionals in diverse settings decide who poses a higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or the community, and devise and monitor violence risk management plans.

Note: An electronic copy of the HCR-20-V3 manual is provided for review, so having a hard copy of the manual is not required to complete this training.

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 an overview of the administration of the HCR-20 V3

Describe structured professional judgment (SPJ) guidelines for the assessment and management of risk for general violence

Describe the rating, formulation, and conceptualization of risk for violence for the case


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...

Presented By

Brianne Layden, PhD

Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also wor...

Presented By

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 ...


1. Overview of the Administration of the HCR-20 V3

2. Case Introduction

3. Case Consultation

4. HCR-20 V3 Case Submission

5. Case Review

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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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