10 Hours | 10 CEs

This self-paced training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

Human diversity is one of the biggest challenges facing professionals whose work includes assessment and management of violence risk. The people we deliver services to can differ greatly with respect to factors such as ethnicity (race, culture, language, spirituality, etc.), sexuality (biological sex, gender identity, sexual interest, etc.), and age (biopsychosocial maturity, developmental stage, etc.). In this course, Dr. Hart will present a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk, as well as principles for delivering evidence-based services to assess and manage violence risk that both respect and accommodate diversity. He will illustrate the framework and principles using case studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the definition and complexity of diversity

  • Describe the challenge and importance of considering diversity issues when assessing and managing violence risk

  • Describe a general framework for understanding diversity and its impact on violence risk

  • Describe general principles for considering diversity when conducting violence risk assessment and management

  • Describe how the framework and principles can be applied in practice

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.
  • Intended Audience

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

  • Experience Level

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

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Matter of Justice

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Considering Diversity: A General Model

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Application to SPJ Guidelines

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Exploring Diversities- Age

    • Lesson 5 Video



    • R. v. D.B


    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Exploring Diversities- Gender

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Exploring Diversities-Culture

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • UNUDHR

    • UNDRIP

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    General Discussion

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • R. v. Ipeelee

    • R. v. GLADUE

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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