1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on An Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment: Legal Issues is presented by Brianne Layden, PhD.

Every violence risk/threat assessment has the potential to wind up being reviewed before a court, tribunal, or review board. For this reason, violence risk/threat assessment professionals need to understand the key legal issues relevant to the services they deliver. In this webinar, Dr. Layden identifies the major legal duties that influence the practice of violence risk/threat assessment across jurisdictions. She also discusses how these duties sometimes conflict and provide recommendations for how to avoid, resolve, or mitigate such conflicts. Throughout, she use case vignettes from her own practice to illustrate key points.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe major legal duties that influence the practice of violence risk/threat assessment across jurisdictions

  • Describe conflicts that may arise among the various legal duties that influence the practice of violence risk/threat assessment

  • Describe the steps that can be taken to avoid, resolve, or mitigate conflicting legal duties relevant to the practice of violence risk/threat assessment

Presented By

Brianne Layden, PhD

Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016. She also worked as a Forensic Psychology Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School from 2017 to 2018.
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

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    This on-demand webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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