This webinar on An Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment: Initial Versus Comprehensive Assessment is presented by Dr. Kelly Watt.
Leading authorities, including in the field of violence risk/threat assessment, distinguish between initial versus comprehensive assessments of risk. In this webinar, Dr. Watt will help violence risk/threat assessment professionals to understand the distinction, explain it to stakeholders, and use it to more effectively deliver services and manage liability. She will also provide a high-level overview of different approaches to conducting initial risk assessments, which are the type of risk assessment most often conducted by violence risk/threat assessment professionals.
This webinar is appropriate for those new to the field of violence risk/threat assessment, as well as experienced professionals who are looking for an introduction to or refresher in the structured professional judgment approach to violence risk/threat assessment. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
About Dr. Kelly A. Watt
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 International and a Workplace Consultant at Competence Center Bergen. She is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. Her expertise is in the field of clinical-community-forensic psychology, with a special focus on violence risk assessment and management, victim safety planning, coordinated community responses, and threat assessment teams. She has co-authored more than 75 articles, chapters, reports, and presentations and is the co-author of manuals for risk assessment and safety planning, including the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), and the Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning (ASAP). She is currently the editor of Intelligence, the newsletter of the Canadian, American, European, and Asia Pacific associations of threat assessment professionals. She also currently serves the chair of special interest group for the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. She has provided over 120 invited presentations and workshops for mental health, law enforcement, corrections, security, victim services, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CEs you are required to complete all course materials, quizzes, and the evaluation. No partial credit is available. A score of 70% is required to proceed; you will be able to re-take any quiz on which you score less than 70%. Participants will earn 1 CE hour upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to download and print the CE certificate upon completion of the final evaluation.
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