CONCEPT Professional Training Announces Online Training plus Professional Consultation Programs for Risk Assessment.

CONCEPT is offering two 10-week training programs with consultation beginning March 21


 (Lithia, FL – February 12, 2016) – CONCEPT Professional Training will be offering two Spring Training sessions focused on risk assessment and threat assessment training. Each program consists of both guided online training plus weekly professional consultation, beginning March 21st, 2016. CONCEPT provides professional training services for mental health professional available in a convenient online format.

Two Spring Training sessions will be offered from March 21st to May 23rd: Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20 Version 3 and Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment. Each session runs for 10 weeks and is 30 hours in length.

Evaluation of Risk for Violence using the HCR-20 Version 3 is presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas and Dr. Stephen Hart. The program is intended primarily for criminal justice, metal health, and victim support professionals.  The HCR-20 Version 3 is the most commonly used violence risk assessment measure across 44 different countries. Program participants are guided through the foundation for structured professional judgment, how to rate the presence and relevance of each of the HCR-20 Version 3 items, how to formulate risk scenarios, how to consider case management issues for the evaluee, and how to conceptualize and provide summary judgments regarding the evaluee’s overall risk. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply these concepts to a case study as well as receive weekly 1- hour consultations regarding current clinical cases or implementation issues.

Mental Illness, Dangerousness, the Police Power, and Risk Assessment presented by Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo. This course will deal with the relationship between mental illness, dangerous behavior and the police power, the ability of mental health professionals to predict dangerousness, and the significance of risk assessment instruments for a variety of decisions to be made in the legal system. Students will discover how these relationships and concepts play out in a variety of settings, including involuntary civil commitments, right to refuse treatment, insanity defense acquittee retention hearings, sex offender status hearings, sentencing cases, death penalty ‘future dangerousness’ inquiries, death penalty mitigation hearings, and Tarasoff (duty to protect) cases in civil law. This training program includes weekly 1.5-hr live webinars with the instructors and supplemental readings.

For more information on Spring Training sessions, visit the information page.


Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) provides expert online professional training in areas relevant to criminal and civil forensic mental health assessment, corrections, law enforcement, and forensic intervention. Our goal is to provide premium professional training in an accessible online format. We believe in the value of world-class professional training, enhanced by continuing education and lifelong learning, in an online format accessible to all.



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