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Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI™) On Demand Training

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CE Credits: 12 Credits
Length: 12 Hours
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This On Demand training was developed to teach users how to administer the most widely used risk/needs assessment, the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI™). Following the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of offender rehabilitation, the LS/CMI™ is a fully functioning case management tool and assessment that measures the risk and need factors empirically associated with recidivism as well as offender strengths, supervision considerations, and factors of late adolescent and adult offenders. This single application provides all the essential tools needed to aid professionals in treatment planning for and management of offenders in justice, forensic, correctional, prevention, and related agencies. The LS/CMI™ has been found to produce accurate and reliable assessments of recidivism risk across sexes, ethnicities, and countries.
Presented by co-author of the LS/CMI™, Dr. J. Stephen Wormith, this online workshop will provide item-by-item instructions on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, a review of the peer-reviewed research on the LS/CMI™ will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply LS/CMI™ reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the tool’s coding manual and to learn to avoid common administration errors.
Trainer Biography
The late J. Stephen Wormith was a professor in the Psychology Department and Director of the Centre of Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a co-author of the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI). Dr. Wormith completed his Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in 1977. For the next 22 years, he worked as a psychologist, researcher, and administrator in both federal and provincial correctional jurisdictions in Canada. His research interests included offender risk and psychological assessment, offender treatment, sexual offenders and crime prevention.
Dr. Wormith was on the editorial board of three criminal justice journals, a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and represented CPA on the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ). He received the Edwin I. Megargee Distinguished Contribution Award from the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP) and the Leadership in Education Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychologists in Public Service, both in 2015. He became a member of the Board of Directors of IACFP in 2018.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of offender rehabilitation
  • Describe the LS/CMI™ and how it is used
  • Describe the sequence of sections in the LS/CMI™
  • Review the history of offender risk assessment
  • Discuss the theory behind the LS/CMI™
  • Discuss the evidence for the LS/CMI™ and its connection to RNR
  • Identify the link between the LS/CMI™ and Central Eight
  • Explore how to use all sections of the LS/CMI™ and how to make recommendations based on its results
  • Apply interviewing best practices for the LS/CMI™
  • Combine risk assessment and case management in one convenient evidence-based system
  • Apply all the essential tools needed to aid in treatment planning for and management of offenders in justice, forensic, correctional, prevention, and related agencies
  • Assess the rehabilitation needs of offenders, their risk of recidivism, and the most relevant factors related to supervision and programming requirements
  • Identify offender strengths and be gender-informed
  • Practice administering the LS/CMI using case studies
  • Administer the LS/CMI in the field

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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