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SVR-20 On Demand Training

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CE Credits: 7.5 Credits
Length: 7.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20) is an innovative structured professional judgment risk assessment tool designed to measure risk factors for recidivism related to psychosocial adjustment, past sexual offenses, and future plans. Peer-reviewed research has established the SVR-20 as an accurate and reliable instrument, the results of which reflect the level of intervention required for sexual abusers. Presented by the lead developer of the SVR-20, this On Demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the SVR-20 while earning 7 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the SVR-20 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 SVR-20 will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply SVR-20 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
Douglas Boer, PhD is the lead author of the SVR-20 and began working at the University of Canberra in September, 2012. He is originally from Canada where he worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for 15 years, after which he worked for the University of Waikato (New Zealand) for 7 years. Professor Boer is on a number of editorial boards, including: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Journal of Criminal Psychology, and the British Journal of Forensic Practice. Finally, he remains active as a clinician, assessor, and clinical supervisor, working primarily with multi-diagnosed and/or brain-damaged and/or intellectually-disabled offenders. Professor Boer’s main area of research has to do with sexual offenders, adult and juvenile, with and without intellectual disabilities.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Discuss the development of the SVR-20
  • Review the research literature on the SVR-20
  • Explore the coding rules for the SVR-20
  • Practice scoring the SVR-20

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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