This webinar on the implementation issues of forensic assessment measures, such as violence risk assessment measures, into professional practice, is presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas. This topic is highly relevant at the individual professionals level, the site level, and the agency or system level. Challenges arise at each level that may thwart the proper application of an otherwise well-validated measure into practice.
This webinar draws on the field of implementation science and also use case studies on successful implementation stories within agencies. Topics include (a) preparing staff and administration; (b) ensuring information infrastructure readiness; (c) achieving buy-in across and within agency levels; (d) developing policies for administration of measures; (e) training; (f) monitoring implementation of measure; (g) monitoring integrity of measurement use; and (g) in-field research.
– Violence risk assessment measures
– Implementation science
– Successful implementation stories
The fee for this training program is $100 and participants should expect to commit approximately 1 CE hour to complete this training program. At the end of the training program, there is a quiz that must be passed with a 70%. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding in forensic assessment measures, including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
– Describe principles of effective implementation of relevance to individual professionals and administrators
– Describe common pitfalls to implementation
– Describe common features of several successful agency-level implementation efforts using case studies
About Dr. Kevin Douglas
Dr. Kevin S. Douglas is Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University. He is also a Guest Professor of Applied Criminology at Mid-Sweden University, and a Senior Research Advisor at the University of Oslo. Dr. Douglas received his law degree in 2000 from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University in 2002. He received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award (2005-2010), and was the recipient of the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law (2005), awarded jointly by the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. His research addresses violence risk assessment and management, the association between various mental and personality disorders (i.e., psychosis; psychopathy) and violence, and dynamic (changeable, treatment-relevant) risk factors. He is co-author of the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) violence risk assessment measure, which has been translated into 18 languages and is used broadly around the world (roughly 35 countries) in correctional, forensic, and psychiatric settings to help guide decisions about violence potential and how to reduce it. Dr. Douglas is lead author on the latest (third) revision of the HCR-20, called the HCR:V3. More recently, he has been conducting research on other violence-related adverse experiences, including suicide-related behaviour, and being victimized by violence. On these topics, Dr. Douglas has authored over 100 journal articles, books, or book chapters.
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Live Webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quiz and evaluation for this Distance Learning Live Webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quiz with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 1 CE hour 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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