1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand program on An Introduction to Violence Risk/Threat Assessment: Legal Issues is presented by Brianne Layden, Ph.D.  in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services. 

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 program, 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 uses case vignettes from her own practice to illustrate key points.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program 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 program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

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

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Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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