The Vermont Assessment of Sex Offender Risk-2 (VASOR-2) is a static risk assessment tool designed for use with adult male sex offenders. In addition to aiding professionals in the identification of evidence-based risk factors for sexual and violent recidivism, the VASOR-2 also includes a clinically-derived scale measuring the severity of the index offense. Often used as an alternative to the Static-99R, the VASOR-2 is designed for use by trained mental health professionals and probation and parole officers. Research has established the reliability and accuracy of the VASOR-2 in predicting sexual recidivism in both North America as well as Canada, with norms for contemporary, non-selected, and routine samples. Ideally, the VASOR-2 should be used in combination with a dynamic measure such as the SOTIPS (www.gifrinc.com/sotips). Presented by the instrument’s lead developer, this workshop will train you in the use of the VASOR-2 while earning 8 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the VASOR-2 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 VASOR-2 will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply VASOR-2 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.
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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 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. 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.