Dr. Jodi Viljoen

Dr. Jodi Viljoen, R. Psyc. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University, an Associate Director of the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence. She is an author of a the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START:AV) and a risk reduction guide called the Adolescent Risk Reduction and Resilient Outcomes Work-Plan (ARROW). Dr. Viljoen’s research examines methods to assess and prevent violence, offending, victimization, and related outcomes in adolescents. She has published over 50 articles and chapters in this area, and presented over 150 conferences talks. In her clinical work, Dr. Viljoen has conducted assessments, and provided treatment to adolescent and adult in adolescent inpatient and outpatient units, mental health clinics, and youth justice settings. Dr. Viljoen received the Saleem Shah Award from the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award.