10 Hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment & Management is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Human diversity is one of the biggest challenges facing professionals whose work includes the 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.). Dr. Hart describes 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 illustrates the framework and principles using case studies. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program 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 on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand professional training 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

    • 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


    • 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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