Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation of Risk for Violence in Adults

Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment: Evaluation of Risk for Violence in Adults


Authors: Kirk Heilbrun
Publisher: Oxford
CE Credits: 5 Credits


Program Description

This book-based CE program is based on this book from the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment Series, published by Oxford. If you do not have access to a copy of this book, please click here to purchase.

One of the books in the Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment series published by Oxford University Press, Evaluation of Risk for Violence in Adults provides an evidence-based best practices approach to the assessment of the risk for violence. Heilbrun, a leading scholar in the field of forensic mental health assessment, distills the relevant empirical research, scholarly debate, legal commentary, and ethical and professional standards in making recommendations for best practices in this area. Divided into two main sections describing the foundations of risk assessment as well as the application of those foundations to the evaluation of risk for violence in adults, this book provides a step-by-step description of the entire process involved in the evaluation of risk for violence, from preparing for the evaluation to data collection, to interpretation, to report writing and expert testimony. 2009.

Book: 187 pages Exam: 30 items

Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

– Describe the legal context for risk for violence evaluations in the United States;
– Explain the history and nature of risk for violence evaluations;
– Describe the forensic assessment instruments developed for use in risk for violence evaluations;
– Explain the steps to take in preparing to conduct a risk assessment;
– Describe the various types of data to be collected as part of a risk for violence evaluation; and
– Describe the types of information that should be included in a risk assessment report.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Recorded Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 5 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.

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