1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: General Principles and Best Practice is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD.

Consideration of issues in diversity is a critical component of violence risk assessment and management that is often overlooked. There has been an intense debate in this field about whether established tools take diversity issues into consideration and how these tools can best consider diversity issues.

This webinar provides an overview of some general principles and best practices that can be applied to the consideration of diversity issues when conducting assessments. Additionally, the training discusses the suitability of these principles, as well as with the different approaches used for assessing and managing violence risk, including Unstructured Professional Judgment, Structured Professional Judgement, and Actuarial Risk Assessment. Cases are used to illustrate the importance and implications of the consideration of diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk. The remaining webinars in this series provide focused discussions regarding diversity issues related to youth and emerging adults, culture, and gender and sexuality.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe general principles that can be applied to the consideration of diversity issues when conducting assessments

  • Describe best practices that can be applied to the consideration of diversity issues when conducting assessments

  • Describe the suitability of these principles and practices when applied to different approaches in risk assessment and management

  • Describe the general principles and best practices to violence risk assessment and management

Presented By

Kelly A. Watt, PhD

Dr. Kelly A. Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt is the editor of the Intelligence newsletter which is disseminated on behalf of threat assessment professional associations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific, and that provides recent advances in research, practice, and the law related to threat assessment around the globe.
  • 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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