20 Hours | 20 CEs

The on-demand program Assessment & Management of Stalking using the SAM is presented by P. Randall Kropp, Ph.D., in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

This program provides a set of comprehensive, structured professional judgment guidelines for assessing and managing risk for stalking. The SAM incorporates the latest advances in the SPJ approach to risk assessment, including violence risk formulation and scenario planning methods. Initial research has demonstrated the SAM’s promise for its use by professionals working with stalkers and their victims, with results showing the SAM has good reliability and validity (Kropp, Hart, Lyon, & Storey, 2011).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe how the SAM incorporates the latest advances in the SPJ approach to risk assessment

  • Describe key concepts for assessing & managing risk for stalking behavior

  • Describe strengths & weaknesses of SPJ instruments

  • Describe how to rate the risk factors on the SAM

  • Describe methods of violence risk formulation & scenario planning

  • Describe how the SAM can be implemented in practice to formulate cases

  • Describe the reliability and validity of the SAM

  • Describe relevant research on the SAM and its use for professionals

  • Describe key concepts for assessing and managing risk for stalking behavior

  • Analyze and implement the SAM in case studies

Presented By

P. Randall Kropp, PhD

Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works as a threat assessment specialist for Protect International Inc., is a psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University.

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  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

  • 3

    Using Guidelines

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • SAM Manual

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Violence: A Framework

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Structured Professional Judgment

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Case: Malone

    • Submission Directions

    • Malone Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Case Study Malone

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Interview: Webb

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Case: Webb

    • Submission Directions

    • Webb Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification

  • 8

    Case Discussion: Webb

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Webb Sample Report

    • Case: Smithers

    • Submission Directions

    • Smithers Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification

  • 9

    Case Study

    • Case: Cameron

    • Submission Directions

    • Cameron Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification

  • 10


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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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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