The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide-Revised (VRAG-R) is the innovative update to the most commonly-used actuarial violence risk assessment tool in the world. Designed to estimate the likelihood that a male criminal offender or forensic psychiatric patient will commit a new violent or sexual offense, the VRAG-R produces an estimated recidivism rate for different lengths of follow-up. Replication studies have established the VRAG scheme’s ability to accurately predict violent recidivism in a variety of settings as well as in child molesters, rapists, and non-violent offenders. Presented by the only certified trainers on the VRAG-R and offered exclusively through the Global Institute of Forensic Research, this On Demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the VRAG-R while earning 8 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the VRAG-R 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 VRAG-R will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply VRAG-R 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.
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
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your violence and sex offender risk assessments using the VRAG-R
Earn 8 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
“Absolutely essential training!”
Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD is a co-author of the VRAG-R. He was the founding Director of the Research Department at the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Biology, and Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston. Vern has over 200 publications and has received a number of awards for his research, including the Donald Hebb Award from the Canadian Psychological Association for contributions to psychology as a science.
Brian W. Judd, PhD is the only certified trainer on the VRAG-R other than the instrument’s developers. A licensed sex offender treatment provider in Washington, Dr. Judd has over 20 years of experience administering the VRAG and now the VRAG-R in his practice serving juvenile and adult sexual offenders.
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 training is homestudy without interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.