1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessments: Gender and Sexuality is presented by Caroline Logan, DPhil, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

In recent years, there has been a call for gender-responsive policies, procedures, and services to assess and manage violence risk among women. In general, women are less likely to commit violence than men and may commit violence for different reasons than men. These observations, coupled with the so-called distinction between gender-neutral and gender-responsive risk factors, inspired the development of gender-responsive assessment tools. Questions also have arisen regarding the generalizability of risk assessment procedures for use with non-heterosexual individuals. This program provides an overview of the research underlying gender-responsive risk factors, such as trauma history. It discusses how the nature, manifestation, and relevance of key risk and protective factors may differ between genders. Finally, illustrations regarding how to incorporate assessment and management issues relevant to violence risk as a function of gender and sexuality are discussed, with a focus on risk formulation and scenario planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence rates of various forms of violence perpetrated by individuals with differing sexualities, gender expressions and gender identities

  • Describe gender neutral and gender specific risk factors

  • Describe variables proposed as being gender specific risk factors

  • Describe formulation and scenario planning activities to individualize a violence risk assessment for female evaluees

Presented By

Caroline Logan, DPhil

Caroline Logan is the Lead Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She has worked as a researcher and as a clinician in forensic mental health, criminal justice, and law enforcement services for over 25 years. Dr. Logan has ongoing clinical and research interests in the areas of personality disorder (including psychopathy), risk, violent extremism, and forensic clinical interviewing, and she has a special interest in gender issues in the range of offending behavior. She has published three books and over 50 articles on these subjects and is currently working on a second edition of Managing Clinical Risk with Lorraine Johnstone and a handbook on violent extremism risk assessment and management with Paul Gill and Randy Borum.
  • Intended Audience

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

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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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