CONCEPT Professional Training Announces Program: Evaluation of Risk for Sexual Violence Using RSVP


Mariela Estrada
Phone: (888) 709-4448

(Lithia, FL – DATE, 2016) – CONCEPT Professional Training, a global leader in online professional training in forensic mental health, announced today that it has launched a new professional online training program called Evaluation of Risk for Sexual Violence Using the RSVP. This training program on the Evaluation of Risk for Sexual Violence using the RSVP was developed by Dr. Stephen Hart and is presented in partnership with ProActive ReSolutions. Drs. Hart is an internationally recognized expert, prolific author, and engaging presenter. He is passionate about providing evidence-based understanding, knowledge and skills about violence risk assessment, threat assessment and management that professionals can apply in practice. The Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) is a set of structured professional guidelines that can also be considered a psychological test. In this Foundations of Threat Assessment training program, you will have an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for violence. Not only will you learn about general principles of threat assessment and risk management, but also about best practices supported by researchers and practitioners around the world.

The Evaluation Risk for Sexual Violence Using the RSVP training program is primarily for criminal justice, mental health, and victim support professionals – those who work with (alleged) perpetrators and victims of sexual violence.

“In correctional settings, about 20% of adult male offenders are known or suspected to have perpetrated sexual violence,” explains Dr. Hart. “Because of the high prevalence of sexual violence and its potential to escalate to life-threatening violence, specialized training is essential for professionals who work with offenders or victims.”

This professional online training program will specifically cover:

* The three major approaches to risk assessment: unstructured professional judgement, actuarial risk assessment, and structured professional judgement,

* Sexual violence risk assessment procedures, focusing on the RSVP,

* Administering the RSVP, including: interviewing; reviewing case history information; item coding; reaching conclusory opinions regarding risk; and use of the RSVP in risk management,

* Scoring the RSVP, including completion of practice cases,

* Applying the RSVP to special issues, including: diversity (age, gender, and culture) and report writing and expert testimony.

For more information on the Evaluation of Risk for Sexual Violence Program, visit here.

For a full list of all Professional Online and In-Person Training Programs, 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.