HCR-20 V3 Practice Case Series | Case #7

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

8 hours | 8 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on the HCR-20 V3 Practice Cases 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 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.  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 #7 focuses on an adult male working in the sanitation department at a local university in Mississauga, Canada. He was alleged to have made statements about gangs, hunting, firearms, and physical violence that made his coworkers and supervisors concerned for their physical safety and the campus community's safety. Participants are tasked with completing a violence risk Assessmentto assist the university in deciding what steps, if any, must be taken to ensure the safety of members of the campus community.  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 higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or in 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 judgement (SPJ) guidelines for the Assessment and management of risk for general violence

Describe the rating, formulation, and conceptualization of risk for violence for Case #7

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Presented By

Stephen D. Hart, PhD

Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD 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 Faculty...

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Kelly A. Watt, PhD

Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD 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 In...

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...

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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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