Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management

Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management

$250.00

10 Hours | 10 CEs (CEUs)

 

Program Description

This self-paced professional training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart.

Human diversity is one of the biggest challenges facing professionals whose work includes assessment and management of violence risk. The people we deliver services to can differ greatly with respect to factors such as ethnicity (race, culture, language, spirituality, etc.), sexuality (biological sex, gender identity, sexual interest, etc.), and age (biopsychosocial maturity, developmental stage, etc.). In this course, Dr. Hart will present a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk, as well as principles for delivering evidence-based services to assess and manage violence risk that both respect and accommodate diversity. He will illustrate the framework and principles using case studies. 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for professionals that want to enhance their clinical understanding of threat assessment and risk management, including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the definition and complexity of diversity
  • Describe the challenge and importance of considering diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk
  • Describe a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk
  • Describe general principles for considering diversity when conducting violence risk assessment and management
  • Describe how the framework and principles can be applied in practice

About Dr. Stephen D. Hart

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 has been a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway since 2000. His expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a special focus on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. He has co-authored more than 215 books, chapters, and articles. He has served as editor of two scientific journals; a member of the editorial board of six journals; and ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals. He served as executive committee member of several professional organizations, including President of the American Psychology-Law Society and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. He has received various distinctions for his professional work, including the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Research Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. In Canada, he has been qualified to give expert testimony before various courts, tribunals, and review boards, including the provincial courts of British Columbia and Ontario; the superior courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario; Federal Court; and the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.

Course Outline

  • Research & Theory
  • Addressing Cultural Issues
  • General Competence

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course materials, quizzes, and evaluation. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete an evaluation to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 10 CE hours upon completion of these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing the evaluation.

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