This self-paced online training program on Violence Triage is presented by Dr. Stephen Hart. 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. The Violence Triage will help professionals and workplaces to make immediate decisions about receiving and assessing information concerning warning signs for violence risk, develop an action plan for resolution, and meet organizational reporting requirements. By using an evidence-based process to make these decisions, workplaces will be protecting themselves from potential liability and protecting others from future harm. The fee for this training program is $250 and includes all materials and worksheets.Participants should expect to commit approximately 10 CE hours to completing this training program. Throughout the training program there will be quizzes that must be passed with a 70% in order to advance in the course. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.
This training program is is relevant for professionals who want to obtain skills in risk assessment and management, including those working in criminal justice, victim services, health care, counseling, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, law enforcement, security, and legal services settings. This training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
– Describe principles of Violence Triage for prioritizing cases and actions
– Describe skills for triaging violence to assist professionals and workplaces
– Describe how Violence Triage fulfills professional obligations under statutory law, common law, and professional codes of ethics
– Describe how to screen for and respond to warning signs related to violence risk
– Describe the legal liability is actions failed to meet professional standards and resulted in harm to others
– Describe making immediate decisions about receiving and assessing information
– Describe how to develop an action plan for resolution
– Describe how to meet organizational requirements
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.
This course is excellent for professionals dealing with risk assessment and management.
Participants will learn the principles of Violence Triage for prioritizing cases and actions.
Participants will learn the skills important to assist professionals and workplaces.
Participants will use an evidence based-process to make decisions in the workplace and protecting themselves.
Participants will learn the professional obligations under statutory law, common law, and professional codes of ethics.
“I enjoyed this program very much! Dr. Hart is very knowledgeable and
provides a broad scope of information to consider in one’s evaluations. Thank you.”
“The examples and the accompanying readings are very helpful and the presenter was very knowledgeable about triaging. This is a great course. “
“It was very easy to take this course over the internet and I appreciate the
opportunity to learn from top exerts.”
Continuing Education Credit
This Distance Learning Course is a Home Study Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the course quizzes and evaluation for this Home Study Distance Learning Course. No partial credit is available. For this course, you will need to pass the course quizzes with 70% correct and complete a course evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 10 CE (CEU) hours 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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