1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Fear Management is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD.

Managing the fear experience by potential victims and targets of violence is an important and often overlooked task when conducting violence risk assessment and management. Fear experience by potential victims or targets may be problematic in two ways: It may be viewed as “too low” or “too high” by the professional or team conducting the violence risk assessment. The hope is that the level of fear will be “just right” and consistent with the scenarios of future violence that a professional or team think are plausible, useful and consensual.

This webinar discusses the possible implications of victim fear that is viewed as “too low” or “too high,” both of which could lead to increased risk and decreased safety. For instance, some research suggests that up to 50% of women who were killed by their current or former intimate partner were not fearful of lethal violence. In addition, this webinar reviews factors that may be contributing to perceptions of fear as well as possible strategies that can be used to manage fear at both an individual and institutional level.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the implications of victim fear when conducting violence risk

  • Describe factors that may contribute to perceptions of fear

  • Describe strategies that can be used to manage fear

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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