This webinar on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Emergency Protocols is presented by Dr. Brianne Layden.
A critical component of violence prevention and intervention programs is a detailed response plan with which all employees are familiar. In this webinar, the essential components of an emergency action plan or protocol for responding to threatened, attempted, or actual violence, including “active shooter” situations, are discussed. Key preparatory activities for ensuring successful emergency responses are reviewed, such as training personnel, developing an integrated response structure, liaising with emergency response agencies, developing and maintaining emergency communications systems, and staging mock emergencies to practice responses to anticipated scenarios of workplace violence. Critical components of post-emergency action also are examined, such as participating in investigations by police and other authorities, providing medical assistance to injured persons and notifying their relatives, and discharging legally-required duties to notify regulatory bodies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
This workshop is relevant for mental health professionals who conduct forensic evaluations or who intend to add forensic evaluation to their practice. This workshop is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
About Dr. Brianne Layden
Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also worked as a Forensic Psychology Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2017 to 2018.
In this position, she was responsible for conducting violence risk assessments and evaluations of criminal responsibility, competence to stand trial and need for psychiatric hospitalization. She currently works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc., and is the associate editor of Intelligence, an e-newsletter that keeps professionals up to date about recent advances in threat assessment around the globe through knowledge and experiences shared by leading experts.
Her expertise involves the assessment and management of self-directed violence and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder, and intersecting risks (e.g., general and self-directed violence). She has provided training workshops and invited presentations for forensic mental health, law enforcement, corrections, security, victim services and higher education, and has co-authored over 50 articles and conference presentations. She is currently in the process of developing structured professional judgment tools for the assessment and management of self-directed violence for adults and youth.
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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