This webinar on Threat Assessment Team Challenges is presented by Dr. Kelly Watt. Threat assessment teams involve a collaboration among professionals – often from multiple disciplines – who assess and manage cases involving concerns about violence risk.
This webinar will focus on challenges faced by threat assessment teams in the course of their work due to the difficult nature of their work and diverse composition of their membership. Specifically, this webinar will discuss three major challenges based on feedback from over 700 team members from workplaces across Canada that may have implications for how they operate and what they accomplish. These challenges include: 1) the teams’ mandate (behavioral problems generally versus violence risk specifically, violence to employees versus violence by employees, etc.); 2) who “owns” the team (human resources, health and safety, security, etc.); and 3) who should serve on the team (general counsel, mental health professionals, union representatives, etc.). Possible solutions to these major challenges will also be proposed supported by empirical research, best practice, and the law.
– Teams’ mandate (behavioral problems generally versus violence risk specifically, violence to employees versus violence by employees, etc.);
– Who “owns” the team (human resources, health and safety, security, etc.); and
– Who should serve on the team (general counsel, mental health professionals, union representatives, etc.).
This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding in threat assessment and risk 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 the structure and process of threat assessment teams
– Describe three major challenges faced by threat assessment teams
– Describe possible solutions to these challenges supported by research, practice and the law
About Dr. Stephen Hart
Dr. Stephen Hart obtained his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1993. He currently holds positions as Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen. 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 received grants totaling more than CAD $2 million; authored and co-authored more than 180 books, chapters, and articles, and more than 400 conference presentations. His manuals and guidelines on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder have been translated into more than two dozen languages and are used around the world. He was Co-Editor and later Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health from 2001 to 2011, and in 2012 was appointed Editor of the new Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.
He is a member of the editorial board of five other journals, and an ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 other journals, as well as numerous granting agencies. He was President of the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association), and currently is President-Elect of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services and a Director of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He has led more than 350 training workshops for mental health, law enforcement, corrections, and legal professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. He has been qualified to give expert testimony regarding risk assessment in the superior courts of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario in Canada; in the superior courts of Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin in the United States; and before parliamentary committees in Canada and Scotland. He has received various distinctions for his professional work, including the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association), the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Research Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychological Association) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
Continuing Education Credit
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