The self-paced online training program Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM) is presented by Dr. Randall Kropp. This training provides a set of comprehensive structured professional judgment guidelines for assessing and managing risk for stalking. The SAM incorporates the latest advances in the SPJ approach to risk assessment, including methods for violence risk formulation and scenario planning. Initial research has demonstrated the SAM’s promise for its use by professionals working with stalkers and their victims, with results showing the SAM has good reliability and validity (Kropp, Hart, Lyon, & Storey, 2011).
The fee for this training program is $500 and includes all materials and worksheets. Participants should expect to commit approximately 20 CE hours to completing this training program. In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. Throughout the training program there will be quizzes that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This training program is intended for diverse professionals including (but not limited to) health care, criminal justice, victim services, security, social service, education, and human resources who are interested in learning more about stalking violence risk assessment or those who are interested in integrating the SAM into their practice. This training program is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
– Describe how the SAM incorporates the latest advances in the SPJ approach to risk assessment – Describe key concepts for assessing risk for stalking behavior – Describe key concepts for managing risk for stalking behavior – Describe strengths of SPJ instruments – Describe weaknesses of SPJ instruments – Describe how to rate the risk factors on the SAM – Describe methods of violence risk formulation – Describe methods of scenario planning – Describe how the SAM can be implemented in practice to formulate cases – Demonstrate the SAM in case studies – Describe the reliability and validity of the SAM – Describe relevant research on the SAM and its use for professionals – Describe key concepts for assessing and managing risk for stalking behavior – Describe strengths and weaknessess of SPJ instruments – Describe how to rate the risk factors on the SAM – Describe how the SAM can be implemented in practice to formulate cases – Analyze and implement the SAM in case studies
About Dr. Randall Kropp
Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works as a threat assessment specialist for Protect International Inc., is a psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He has conducted numerous workshops for mental health professionals, police officers, corrections staff, and others in North America, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. This training has focused on violence risk assessment, domestic violence, and criminal harassment (stalking). He has frequently consulted with provincial, state, and federal government ministries on matters related to violence against women and children, and the assessment and treatment of violent offenders.
He has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research reports, and he is co-author to several works on risk assessment, including the Manual for the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide, Version 3 (SARA-V3), the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER), the Manual for the Sexual Violence Risk – 20, the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), the Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM); and the Assessment of Risk for Honour Based Violence (PATRIARCH).
This course is excellent for mental health professionsals who are interested in integrating the SAM into their practice.
Guidelines Participants will learn about how the SAM incorporates latest advances in the SPJ approach to risk assessment. – Violence risk formulation – Scenario planning
Research Participants will learn about relevant research of the SAMs use with stalkers and their victims by professionals. – Reliability – Validity
“The training provided a lot if very useful information as well as videos and practice items. I found it very helpful for using this instrument in the assessment of stalking behavior.” –Forensic Psychologist
“Dr. Kropp is a very detailed instructor and provides a lot of useful information on what to consider when assessing someone’s risk for stalking. Thank you for this training course!” –Psychologist
“This training and the case examples that are provided to work through are very helpful to someone who has never used the SAM before. Thank you for all the excellent resources.” –Police Officer
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluation for this Home Study Distance Learning Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 20 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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