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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