CONCEPT Professional Training and Palo Alto University Announce Summer Training Institute Workshop on Sexual Violence Risk

(Lithia, FL –  DATE, 2018) –CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, and Palo Alto University, Northern California’s leading school of psychology and counseling, announced today that Dr. Stephen Hart will present a 3-day workshop on the Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence at this year’s Summer Training Institute at Palo Alto University August 20th – 24th, 2018.

Summer Training Institute is 5 days of mix-and-match professional development workshops presented by internationally renowned experts in forensic psychology.

This year, internationally recognized expert in violence and psychopathy, Dr. Stephen Hart, will introduce the newest revision of the SVR-20, a structured professional judgment approach to the assessment and management of sexual violence in a 3-day workshop, Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP and SVR-20 Version 2.

Sexual violence—and, in particular, the diversity of both sexual violence and the people who commit sexual violence—presents tremendous challenges for professionals responsible for assessment and treatment. Actuarial risk assessment methods, which focus on identifying risk level based on statistical profiles, do little to assist identification of critical risk factors or the development of management plans in a given case. In this workshop, Dr. Hart will discuss the use of structured professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines in sexual violence risk assessment. He will begin by reviewing the SPJ approach, highlighting its potential strengths with respect to developing case formulation and management plans. Next, he will describe two sets of SPJ guidelines, the Sexual Violence Risk-20 Version 2 (SVR-20 V2) and Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) and their administration, focusing on their application to developing formulations (case conceptualizations) and management plans. Participants will practice administration of the SVR-20 V2 and RSVP using case studies.

This 3-day professional training opportunity is perfect for forensic / clinical mental health professionals, law enforcement & correctional professionals, threat assessment professionals, higher education / Title IX administrators, forensic evaluators, social workers, counselors and those wishing to add forensic evaluation to their clinical practice.

This workshop is eligible for continuing education credit. For a complete listing of approvals

For more information on the Summer Training Institute 2018, visit the information page.



Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, correctional, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. CONCEPT’s professional training programs are presented by the field’s top experts and are based on empirical research and best practices. CONCEPT is dedicated to providing premium professional training, enhanced by technology and e-learning pedagogy, in an accessible online format.


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Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.




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