Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management in Police and Public Safety Psychology (Zoom) | June 15, 2020


Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management in Police and Public Safety Psychology (Zoom) | June 15, 2020

$300.00 $250.00

Dr. Stephen D. Hart

June 15, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

7 Hours | 7 CEs

To attend in-person, click here to register.

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Program Description

This live training on Introduction Violence Risk/Threat Assessment and Management in Police and Public Safety Psychology is presented by Protect International.

Violence risk is a critical issue in policing and public safety psychology. In operational contexts, the concern is violence risk posed by persons of interest who are under investigation or who have been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of offenses. In organizational contexts, the concern is the violence risk posed toward police and public safety professionals by persons of interest, or even the violence risk posed by those professionals toward coworkers or members of the public. Regardless, the key question what kinds of harm might someone perpetrate, against which victims, at which times or locations – and, most importantly, what steps could be taken to mitigate the risks posed and prevent violence?

In this workshop, Dr. Hart will begin by providing an overview of violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management, including key concepts and general principles. Next, he will then describe and differentiate two types of assessment: triage, a rapid sorting and prioritization of cases to identify those in need of immediate attention; and comprehensive violence risk assessment, an evaluation to develop more detailed, long-term management plans. Finally, he will discuss the steps necessary to support best practices in violence risk/threat assessment and management in policing and public safety psychology, including education, training, policies, and procedures. Throughout this workshop, Dr. Hart will illustrate important points using case vignettes from his 35 years of experience working with law enforcement, corrections, national security, and other public safety professionals.

We are pleased to offer virtual attendance for all our workshops via ZOOM. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials.

This is ZOOM registration. If you would like to attend in-person, please click here to register.

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


  • learning objective
  • Discuss the relevance of violence risk/threat assessment and management to the practice of policing and public safety psychology.

  • Identify and explain key concepts and general principles related to the practice of violence risk/threat assessment and management.
  • Differentiate violence risk triage and comprehensive violence risk assessment.
  • Explain the education, training, policies, and procedures necessary to support best practices in violence risk/threat assessment and management in policing and public safety organizations.
  • Apply the concepts discussed in the workshop in their own work.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this workshop includes all mental health and allied professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists interested in the competencies of police and public safety. This workshop is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced clinicians.

Workshop Outline

  • Overview of violence risk assessment and management
  • Risk Assessment: triage
  • Risk Assessment: Comprehensive
  • Best Practices in violence risk/threat assessment and management in policing and public safety psychology

About the Presenter

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.

This is a live workshop and is available for live CE credit.

Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for those who attend virtually by zoom. Please expect to share your webcam and unmute yourself to ask questions and make comments, just as you would if you were to attend in person. There will be someone in each workshop room who is monitoring zoom attendees and who will alert the presenter to questions or comments from virtual attendees.

Please alert the room monitor to your question or comment by typing a “?” In the chat box and then wait to be called on. You will then be able to unmute your microphone and ask your question or make your comment. If you do not have a microphone, please type your question or comment in the chat box and the room monitor will read it aloud to the presenter. Whenever possible, we prefer that you share your webcam when asking a question so the presenter and in person attendees can see you, making for a nicer experience for all 🙂

Please note that the times for this workshop are 8:30am – 4:30pm USA Pacific time zone. Please make the necessary time zone adjustments when adding this workshop to your calendar.

9:30am – 5:30pm Mountain with lunch from 1pm-2pm | 10:30am – 6:30pm Central with lunch from 2pm-3pm | 11:30am – 7:30pm Eastern with lunch from 3pm-4pm | Check all other time zones here

Continuing Education Credit

This is a Live In-Person Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will be required to complete the evaluation for this workshop. No partial credit is available. Participants will earn 7 CE hours for this workshop upon full attendance and completion of the workshop evaluation. Certificates will sent electronically as PDFs available for download and printing.

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