This webinar on Specialized Violence: Extremist Violence is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart. Extremist violence, also referred to as terrorist violence, is a specific form of group-based violence that is motivated at least in part by ideological, religious, economic, or political beliefs or values. In recent years, violence perpetrated by a wide range of domestic, foreign, and trans-national extremists – working as lone actors or as part of organizations – has emerged as a major threat to national security and public safety. This webinar will begin with a review of the concept of extremist violence, including its history, causes, and dynamics. Next, overlap with other forms of individual and group-based violence will be discussed. Finally, major approaches to assessing and managing risk for extremist violence will be discussed.
– Review of extremist violence
– Discuss history, causes, and dynamics
– Assessing and managing risk
This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding on the assessing and risk of extremist violence including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
1. Describe extremist violence.
2. Describe the causes and dynamics of individual violence.
3. Describe an overlap of extremist violence with other forms of individual and group violence.
4. Describe major approaches to the assessment of extremist violence.
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.
Continuing Education Credit
This is a distance learning recorded webinar. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this 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 1 CE hour 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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