This webinar on scenario planning is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart. It provides an overview of the use of scenario planning in violence risk assessment and management. Scenario planning allows risk and threat assessment professionals to forecast possible violent futures and build management plans to prevent those futures.
This webinar explores the historical roots of scenario planning in the military, industry, finance, and disaster planning. Most of the webinar focuses on how scenario planning methods, when used as part of structured professional judgment (SPJ) risk assessment, can assist professionals in three important ways. First, scenarios can help evaluators consider repeat, escalation, twist, worst case, and best case trajectories of violence. Second, they enable us to hypothesize about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence. Third, they aid in the construction of monitoring, supervision, treatment, and victim safety planning strategies. A series of case studies be presented illustrating the use of scenario planning with diverse violent offenders.
– Historical roots of scenario planning (military, industry, finance, and disaster planning) – Planning methods (SPJ) – Case studies to illustrate scenario planning
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 scenario planning in violence risk assessment and management, 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 history of scenario planning – Describe common types of violent scenarios – Describe how scenarios can assist in thinking about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence – Describe the link between scenario planning and violence risk management
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.
Continuing Education Credit
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