1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Culture is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

Culture influences violence in many ways. For example, there are substantial cross-cultural differences in the nature and prevalence of violence, in the presence and relevance of major risk factors for violence, and in social responses to violence. But what exactly is culture? How does it exert an influence on violence risk? And how should professionals assess a person’s culture and consider its potential significance in a given case?

 In this webinar, Dr. Hart begins by reviewing critical research and theory on cross-cultural aspects of violence risk. He then turns to practice, discussing simple steps professionals can take to address cultural issues. The focus of this webinar is on enhancing general competence with respect to culture, developing an analytical framework that can—and should—be used in every case. This is essential not only to maximize the effectiveness of our work related to violence risk assessment and management but to do so in a way that fulfills our ethical and legal duties to respect the dignity and human rights of the people affected by the services we deliver.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of culture

  • Describe major cross-cultural differences in violence

  • Describe theoretical perspectives on the role of culture in violence

  • Describe how to evaluate a person’s culture

  • Describe how to evaluate the potential relevance of a person’s culture to violence risk assessment and management

Presented By

Stephen D. Hart, PhD

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

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