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Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management | June 20, 2019

$300.00 $250.00

7 Hours | 7 CEs (CEUs)

Early registration rate available until June 1, 2019

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus
5150 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022

Program Description

This in-person workshop on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart.

Human diversity is one of the biggest challenges facing professionals whose work includes assessment and management of violence risk. The people we deliver services to can differ greatly with respect to factors such as ethnicity (race, culture, language, spirituality, etc.), sexuality (biological sex, gender identity, sexual interest, etc.), and age (biopsychosocial maturity, developmental stage, etc.). In this workshop, Dr. Hart will present a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk, as well as principles for delivering evidence-based services to assess and manage violence risk that both respect and accommodate diversity. He will illustrate the framework and principles using case studies. 

Wanna join but can’t get to Palo Alto?

If you would like to ‘attend’ this workshop but cannot travel to Palo Alto – consider virtual attendance. This year we are pleased to offer virtual attendance at our summer workshops via ZOOM. Attend from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. Virtual attendees will be emailed all the details to connect via ZOOM and will be sent electronic copies of all materials. Since you won’t be joining us in person (missing out on hard copies, coffee, snacks, and fun swag 🙂 please use promo code ZOOM at registration for a $50 reduction in registration rate. We look forward to having you join us either in person or virtually!

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for professionals that want to enhance their clinical understanding of threat assessment and risk management, including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This workshop is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the definition and complexity of diversity
  • Describe the challenge and importance of considering diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk
  • Describe a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk
  • Describe general principles for considering diversity when conducting violence risk assessment and management
  • Describe how the framework and principles can be applied in practice

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.

Workshop Outline

  • Research & Theory
  • Addressing Cultural Issues
  • General Competence

Continuing Education Credit

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 7 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, ASWB, NBCC. 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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