This workshop on Assessment of Risk for Sexual Violence: RSVP an SVR-20 Launch is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart. 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 it potential strengths with respect to developing case formulations 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 procedures, focusing on their application to developing formulations (case conceptualizations) and management plans. Finally, participants will practice administration of the SVR-20 V2 and RSVP in two case studies.
This workshop is an In-Person Professional Training Program. The fee for this workshop is $750 and includes all materials and worksheets. In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete a workshop evaluation for this In-Person Professional Training Program. Participants will earn 21 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be given their workshop evaluation upon completion of the workshop. A student discount of 50% of regular registration rates. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course is relevant for diverse professionals including (but not limited to) mental health professionals, health care, criminal justice, victim services, security, social service, education, and human resources who are interested in sexual violence risk assessment or considering implementing the SVR-20 or RSVP into their practice. This course is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
APA, CPA, ASWB, NBCC board approved workshops. California psychologists, social workers, counselors and MFT’s are all eligible for CE’s (CEU’s). For a complete listing of board approvals https://www.concept-ce.com/board-approvals
Upon completion of this training program the trainee will be able to:
– Describe the SPJ approach to violence risk assessment
– Describe the diversity of sexual violence
– Describe diversity of people who commit sexual violence
– Describe the challenges professionals face during assessment and treatment
– Describe the risk levels based on statistical profiles
– Describe the administration procedures for the SVR-20 V2
– Describe the administration procedures for the RSVP
– Describe the use of the SVR-20 V2 for developing case conceptualizations and management plans
– Describe the use of the RSVP for developing case conceptualizations and management plans
– Demonstrate administration of the SVR-20 V2 and RSVP
– Describe the SVR-20 V2 and RSVP through case studies
About Dr. Stephen Hart
Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has been on faculty in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University since 1990, and has held the rank of
Professor since 2001. He also has been a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway since 2000. His expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a special focus on the assessment of
violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. He has co-authored more than 215 books, chapters, and articles. He has served as editor of two scientific journals; a member of the editorial board of six journals; and ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals. He served as executive committee member of several professional organizations, including President of the American Psychology-Law Society and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. He has received various distinctions for his professional work, including the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Research Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. In Canada, he has been qualified to give expert testimony before various courts, tribunals, and review boards, including the provincial courts of British Columbia and Ontario; the superior courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario; Federal Court; and the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs.
This workshop will describe two sets of SPJ guidelines, the Sexual Violence Risk-20 Version 2 (SVR-20 V2) and Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP).
Participants will discuss the use of structured professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines in sexual violence risk assessment.
– SPJ approach
– Case Formulations
– Management plans
Participants will discuss 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 procedures.
– Management plans
Continuing Education Credit
Each training workshop offered by the Forensic Training Academy is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit through Consolidated Continuing Education and Professional Training (CONCEPT).
This workshop is an In-Person Professional Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete a workshop evaluation for this In-Person Professional Training Program. Participants will earn 21 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be given their workshop evaluation upon completion of the workshop.
Board Approvals: APA, CPA, NBCC, ASWB. Click here for state and other regional board approvals.
For in-person workshops we offer a 50% refund up until 2 weeks out from the start date of each workshop. There are no refunds within 2 weeks but will accommodate with access to the online program.
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