Violence risk assessment refers to the prediction of future violence in order to identify those at greatest need of risk-focused interventions across mental health and correctional settings. This state-of-the-art Master Class provides a comprehensive overview of commonly used violence risk assessments. It focuses on the underpinnings of current practice recommendations and on reviewing the latest research findings concerning the accuracy of the tools. Explore the epidemiology of violence and its links with mental illness, delve into the complex history of risk assessment dating back to the 1600s AD, learn which of hundreds of instruments are used, by whom, where, and for what purposes. Attendees will also learn about current controversies in this quickly evolving field, best practices for managing violence risk, quality standards for peer-reviewed risk assessment research, and how to address over 40 clinical judgment biases which can decrease the accuracy of your assessments. Join us in the most comprehensive online training available on this topic as we integrate risk assessment research into evidence-based practice.
At the end of this training you will be able to…
- Explore the epidemiology of violence and mental illness
- Investigate the history of risk assessment from the 1600s AD to today
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the unstructured clinical judgment, actuarial, and Structured Professional Judgment approaches to risk assessment
- Learn how to construct actuarial and Structured Professional Judgment risk assessment tools
- Review seminal meta-analytic and systematic review research on risk assessment tools
- Discover the most commonly-used risk assessment tools and their perceived usefulness
- Examine best practice standards for reporting the findings of violence risk assessment research
- Discuss current controversies on the practical application of risk assessment tools
- Recognize evidence-based strategies for managing violence risk
- List clinical judgment biases which can impact risk assessments and ways to address them
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative On Demand training is the first-of-its-kind.
Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Implement these evidence-based best practices which have been found to increase the reliability and accuracy of your violence risk assessments
Earn 6 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Jay P. Singh, PhD, PhD is a Fulbright Scholar, Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Former Senior Clinical Researcher in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology for the Department of Justice of Switzerland and author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications and books, he completed his graduate doctoral studies in psychiatry at the University of Oxford and clinical psychology at Universitat Konstanz. Since this time, he has lectured for Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Dartmouth, and UPenn. He was named the youngest tenured Full Professor in Norway in 2014 and is currently affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Cambridge. A popular guest on both national and local television and radio, Dr. Singh’s work has been featured in leading newspapers such as The Washington Post and magazines such as People. He has been the recipient of awards from organizations including APA Divisions 41 and 52, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Society for Research in Adolescence.
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 presentation is live webinar training with interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.
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