This 4-hour booster training is designed to serve as a refresher on 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. The LS/CMI™ has been found to produce accurate and reliable assessments of recidivism risk across sexes, ethnicities, and countries.
The training consists of 6 sections. Users are first provided with a review of the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity, and Professional Discretion to increase users understanding of the importance of structured, validated risk/need assessments. Next, the LS/MCI tool is discussed, including a review of each section. Following this, a review of assessment practices is provided, with tips for conducting a valid interview. Despite best efforts, mistakes sometimes occur. To help prevent this, the fourth section describes common assessment mistakes and tips for avoiding them. The standardized scoring rules are also reviewed, with an emphasis on common errors. The training concludes with a video scoring exercise allowing users to test their understanding of the scoring criteria, a discussion of the scoring, and some general points to remember.
This training is designed for individuals who have previously completed a LS/CMI training and are certified to conduct assessments. Professionals who wish to use the LS/CMI in practice but have not been previously trained should take Dr. Stephen Wormith’s comprehensive LS/CMI On Demand training (https://www.gifrinc.com/ls-cmi/).
At the end of this training you will be able to…
- Describe the principles of risk, need, and responsivity
- Identify types of questions that should and should not be used when conducting assessment interviews
- List common assessment mistakes and describe techniques to prevent them
- Explain common scoring mistakes
- Apply the standardized scoring criteria with confidence
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, Canadian Psychological Association, and the New York Department of Education 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. Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 this Continuing Education program or from its presenter(s). The number of CE Credits provided for this training is commensurate to its length in hours. The level of instruction of this training is “Introductory”. The format for this training is homestudy without interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.
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