Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Teams

Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Teams


1 Hour | 1 CE (CEU)


Program Description

This webinar on Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs: Teams is presented by Dr. Kelly Watt. Threat assessment teams are highly recommended when assessing and managing violence as a means of maximizing the skills and knowledge of team members, facilitating information sharing within and outside teams, and improving collaborative case management. The establishment of these teams is consistent with Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention Standards published by ASIS International (ASIS) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) that recommend taking a multidisciplinary approach to assessing and managing risk for workplace violence. Specifically, these standards encourage workplaces to develop and implement teams for assessing and managing risk for workplace violence when they have: (1) sufficiently high rates of violence and high numbers of employees, and (2) adequate resources, appropriate training, and relevant experience. This webinar provides an overview of recommended goals, structures, processes and outcomes of threat assessment teams that are supported by research and practice. Consideration is given to how to apply these recommended practices to diverse sectors (e.g., health, education, law enforcement, corporate).

Webinar Outline
This webinar focuses on workplace violence prevention and intervention programs.

  • Goals of threat assessment teams
  • Structures of threat assessment teams
  • Processes of threat assessment teams
  • Outcomes of threat assessment teams

Intended Audience
This webinar 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.

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

  • Describe the reasoning for threat assessment teams
  • Describe recommended goals, structures, processes and outcomes of threat assessment teams
  • Describe recommended practices to own sector based specific strengths and needs
  • About Dr. Kelly Watt

    Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010. She currently works as Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International and a Workplace Consultant at Competence Center Bergen. She is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. Her expertise is in the field of clinical-community-forensic psychology, with a special focus on violence risk assessment and management, victim safety planning, coordinated community responses, and threat assessment teams. She has co-authored more than 75 articles, chapters, reports, and presentations and is the co-author of manuals for risk assessment and safety planning, including the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), and the Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning (ASAP). She is currently the editor of Intelligence, the newsletter of the Canadian, American, European, and Asia Pacific associations of threat assessment professionals. She also currently serves the chair of special interest group for the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. She has provided over 120 invited presentations and workshops for mental health, law enforcement, corrections, security, victim services, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

    Continuing Education Credit

    This Distance Learning Recorded Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning 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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