SAVRY Overview Webinar

SAVRY Overview Webinar


3 Hours | 3 CEs (CEUs)

Program Description

This webinar on Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) is presented by Dr. Laura Guy.

During the webinar, Dr. Guy reviews major developmental concepts relevant to violence risk assessment and management with youth, teach participants how to rate the risk and protective factors on the SAVRY, and discuss how the measure can be used in practice.

The Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) is a set of guidelines for comprehensive violence risk assessment and management for adolescents based on the Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) model. It can be used in correctional, forensic, and general or civil psychiatric settings. The SAVRY is used widely around the world and the manual has official translations in Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish and Catalan, German and Norwegian. Research conducted to date has supported the SAVRY as a reliable and valid tool for assessing violence risk in adolescents.

The fee for this training program is $200.

Intended Audience

This Webinar is relevant to professionals in diverse settings, including (but not limited to) health care, criminal justice, victim services, security, social service, education, and human resources. Professionals who are interested in learning more about the SAVRY or who are considering implementing the SAVRY into their practice will find this webinar to be a great resource. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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

  • Describe major developmental concepts relevant to violence risk assessment and management in youth
  • Describe how to rate the risk and protective factors on the SAVRY
  • Describe how the measure can be used in practice (implementation issues)



About Dr. Laura Guy

Dr. Laura S. Guy obtained her BA in psychology at McGill University in Quebec, MA in clinical (forensic) psychology at Sam Houston State University in Texas, and PhD in clinical (forensic) psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She has Board Certification in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is registered to practice psychology in Canada and the United States. As part of a team at Protect International, she conducts workplace violence risk assessments and is a psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia. She was on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UMMS from 2009 to 2015 and currently is Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University.
She is active in research, having received research grants from federal agencies in the United States and Canada and is the (co)author of over 150 articles, chapters, reports, manuals, and presentations. She is active in professional organizations, serving as Senior Editor of Journal of Threat Assessment and Management; ad hoc reviewer for more than 17 journals, as well as several granting agencies; and a board or executive committee member of several professional organizations, including Business Secretary of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. She has consulted with and provided training workshops for mental health, law enforcement, probation, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

Webinar Outline

  • Major developmental concepts
  • Rate the risk and protective factors in the SAVRY
  • Implementation in practice

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.

Board Approvals: APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

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