Specialized Violence – Intersecting Risks Webinar

Specialized Violence – Intersecting Risks Webinar


1 Hour | 1 CE (CEU)

Program Description

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Intersecting Risks is presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas.

This webinar will focus on the nature of intersecting risks for violence perpetration, victimization, suicide-related behavior, and self-harm. Often, when an individual is at risk for one of these adverse outcomes, he or she will be at risk for others as well. Common settings in which multiple intersecting risks occur include mental health, corrections, law enforcement, forensic, and workplace settings. These adverse outcomes are associated with one another both in terms of occurrence, as well as common risk factors. Discussion will focus on (a) the proportion of people who experience multiple types of adverse events; (b) whether each adverse outcome acts as a risk factor for the other adverse outcomes; (c) common vs unique risk factors for these adverse events; and (d) assessment and intervention approaches that can use useful for reducing the risk of multiple adverse, violence-related outcomes.

Intended Audience

This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding of intersecting risks for 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:

  • Describe the intersection between violence perpetration, victimization, suicide-related behaviour, and self-harm
  • Describe unique and shared risk factors for intersecting violence-related outcomes
  • Describe assessment and management approaches for intersecting violence risks


About Dr. Kevin Douglas

Dr. Kevin Douglas received his law degree (LL.B.) in 2000 from the University of British Columbia, and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University. He spent three years on faculty at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and has been on faculty at Simon Fraser University since 2004. He currently is Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University. He is also a Guest Professor of Applied Criminology at Mid-Sweden University, and a Senior Research Advisor at the University of Oslo. He received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award (2005-2010), and was the recipient of the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law (2005), awarded jointly by the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Douglas has authored over 150 journal articles, books, or book chapters. He has given over 150 invited presentations or workshops across 12 countries. His research and professional activities include violence risk assessment and management, the association between various mental and personality disorders (i.e., psychosis; psychopathy) and violence, and dynamic (changeable, treatment-relevant) risk factors, in both youth and adults. He is co-author of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) violence risk assessment measure, which has been translated into 20 languages and is the most broadly used violence risk assessment measure around the world (roughly 35 countries) in correctional, forensic, and psychiatric settings. Its purpose is to help guide decisions about violence potential and how to reduce it. Dr. Douglas is lead author on the latest (third) revision of the HCR-20, published in 2013. His work has been funded, to the amount of approximately $5,000,000, by the National Science Foundation in the US, and, in Canada, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes

Webinar Outline

  • Nature of intersecting risks
  • Discuss common settings for risks
  • Discuss adverse outcomes

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.

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