The assessment and management of risk for violence requires a thoughtful and focused approach to identifying relevant risk factors for a particular individual and the ways in which those risk factors might be managed to reduce one’s risk for violence. This training sequence provides didactic training in foundational and advanced skills for the assessment and management of risk for violence using a structured professional judgment approach. This sequence begins with a description of the violence triage approach to determining those individuals who require a more in-depth assessment of violence risk. The structured professional judgment approach to risk assessment is explained in detail, the construct of psychopathy and its assessment using the Hare PCL-R and PCL:SV is described, and the use of the HCR-20-V3 for assessing and managing risk for violence is presented. Finally, advanced formulation of risk for violence and the effective management of risk is discussed.
This training sequence will provide:
- A detailed explanation of the violence triage process
- A detailed description of the construct of psychopathy
- Description of how to use the Hare PCL-R and PCL:SV to evaluate the construct of psychopathy
- A detailed description of the structured professional judgment approach to risk assessment and management
- Description of how to use the HCR-20-V3 to assess and manage risk for violence
- A detailed discussion of advanced formulation of risk for violence and its management
This self-paced online training program focuses on Violence Triage. This course will focus on principles of Violence Triage for prioritizing cases and actions. Skills for triaging violence are important to assist professionals and workplaces in fulfilling their professional obligations under statutory law, common law, and professional codes of ethics to screen for and respond to warning signs related to violence risk. Failure to do so could result in legal liability if actions failed to meet professional standards and resulted in harm to others. For more information about this training click the icon.
Psychopathic personality disorder is an important risk factor for violence. Additionally, it has relevance for treatment and risk management. The Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) is currently the best validated measure of psychopathy. The use of the PCL-R has become widespread across many agencies; it provides a standard methodology for assessing this important risk factor. In particular, emphasis is given to the clinical information derived from the instrument and how that information can be used in risk violence formulation. For more information about this training click the icon.
This training program focuses on the revised HCR-20 (now called HCR:V3) and describes why and how the HCR-20 was revised; how Version 3 differs from its predecessors; initial research validation of Version 3; what its risk factors are and how to rate them; and how to complete case formulation and risk management planning using Version 3. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete the HCR:V3 on a practice case. Professionals who do not have a solid foundation in threat assessment and risk management may wish to register for the Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment and Management training program before registering for this Program but this is not a requirement. For more information about this training click the icon.
This training program will provide practitioners with a summary of the most up-to-date research findings relevant to violence and sexual violence, provide an overview of the most recent clinical guidance on risk assessment and management using a structured professional judgement approach, and give practitioners the opportunity to advance their practice in respect of clinical interviewing skills, risk formulation, risk management planning, and risk communication through relevant exercises and case studies. Professionals who do not have a solid foundation in threat assessment and risk management may wish to register for the Foundations of Threat Assessment training program before registering for this Program. For more information about this training click the icon.