The HCR-20 is a structured professional judgment risk assessment tool that is used throughout the world to assist in the evaluation of risk for general violence. In 2013, the third version of this risk assessment instrument was published. As part of the launch of the long-awaited 3rd edition to this risk assessment tool, a series of events was held in various countries around the world. The launch event in the United States took place in June at Fordham University in New York City. In NYC, Drs. Kevin Douglas and Stephen Hart presented a 2-day workshop on Version 3 to a full house of mental health and legal professionals. The International launch took place two months earlier, in April in Edinburgh, Scotland at The Royal Society of Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, the international launch began with a one-day conference on Version 3 of the HCR-20 V3 followed by four days of workshops on various aspects of threat assessment and risk management.
The Edinburgh Conference on Version 3 of the HCR-20
At the one-day conference that kicked-off the international launch of the HCR-20 Version 3 (HCR-V3) hundreds of professionals from around Europe gathered to hear a distinguished panel of experts present lectures on the revision process for the HCR-20 as well as lectures on structured professional judgment, administration and scoring of the HCR-V3, case studies using the HCR-V3, and how best to implement the HCR-V3 into clinical practice. CONCEPT was on hand to capture this excellent content by all speakers.
Dr. Kevin Douglas on the Revision Process for the HCR-V3
In this video, Dr. Douglas describes the process for development of the HCR-V3. He describes the detailed process of obtaining feedback and test users throughout the world.
Addressing the Limitation and Weaknesses of the HCR-20 in the HCR-V3
In this video, Dr. Douglas describes the limitations and weaknesses of the HCR-20 and how these were remedied in the third version of this instrument.
Professional Training on the HCR-V3
CONCEPT has developed a video-based training program on the HCR-V3 from the workshop presented by Drs. Douglas and Hart at Fordham University in June 2013. This training program includes both didactic and interactive components and allows the opportunity to apply the HCR-V3 to sample cases. All of the training content provided in the 2-day in-person workshop is included in this training program and additional case studies, along with the opportunity to work through sample cases, is also included. More information about this professional training program is available here.