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.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses:

  • Foundations of Threat Assessment
  • Foundations of Violence Risk Assessment and Management
  • Evaluation of Risk for Violence Using the HCR-20-V3
  • Evaluation of Risk for Sexual Violence using the RSVP
  • PCL-R and PCL-SV Master Course-
  • Advanced Issues in the assessment of Risk for Violence Assessment: Formulation
  • Master Course in Clinical and Forensic Applications of the Hare PCL-R and PCL:VS
  • Evaluation of Risk for Intimate Partner Violence with the SARA-V3
  • Violence Triage
  • Assessing Psychopathy Using the Hare Scales (PCL-R and PCL:SV)
  • Comparing two Primary Methods for Assessing and Managing Violence Risk: Actuarial Risk Assessment versus Structured Professional Judgment
  • Lethality Assessment Webinar
  • Developmental Issues Webinar
  • Legal Issues and Violence Risk Webinar
  • Scenario Planning Webinar

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