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CE Credits: 3.5 Credits
Length: 3.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Risk Matrix 2000 (RM2000) is one of the most commonly-used risk assessment tools for predicting the likelihood of future sexual and nonsexual violent recidivism in adult male sexual offenders. Information gathered via file review is used to score individuals on three scales: sexual recidivism (RM2000/S), nonsexual violent recidivism (RM2000/V), and combined recidivism (RM2000/C). Meta-analytic research has found all three RM2000 scales to be valid predictors of sexual, nonsexual violent, and general recidivism. Presented by the developer of the RM2000, this On Demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the RM2000 while earning 3.5 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. The development of the RM2000 will be discussed, item-by-item instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, a review of the peer-reviewed research on the RM2000 will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply RM2000 reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the tool’s manual and to learn to avoid common administration errors.
Trainer Biography
David Thornton, PhD is the developer of the RM2000. A psychologist in private practice in the USA, he also works part time as a professor in the department of clinical psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway. He has previously worked as the head of the unit responsible for developing national treatment programs for Her Majesty’s Prison Service and as the treatment director for Wisconsin’s program for high-risk mentally disordered sex offenders, As a practitioner he specializes in the assessment and treatment of sexual and violent offenders. As a researcher he has been involved in the development of statistical instruments and psychological frameworks for assessing factors that contribute to both kinds of recidivism. He has also been involved in the development of evidence-based standards for correctional interventions, in trialing criteria for identifying paraphilias, and in research into brain processes associated with sexual sadism.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe the administration procedures for the RM2000
  • Summarize the research literature on the RM2000
  • Review case studies on the administration of the RM2000

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 1, 2015 – June 1, 2019. 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.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact services@gifrinc.com.
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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