1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Lethality Assessment is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

Those conducting a violence risk assessment and management are always, perhaps mostly, concerned about severe outcomes such as lethal or near-lethal violence. Models and methods that can be used to evaluate and reduce the risk for lethal events are provided in this webinar. Risk factors commonly associated with severe or lethal violence, and existing tools such as the Danger Assessment and the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide, which are commonly used in intimate partner violence (IPV) cases, are described.

The webinar also presents a model of assessment that considers three primary facets of the lethal situation: Acute Conflict, Capacity for Serious Violence, and Severe Disinhibition. Case studies are used to illustrate how this model can be applied to targeted forms of violence involving mentally disordered offenders, IPV perpetrators, stalkers and those engaged in so-called “honor-based” violence.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe risk factors commonly associated with lethal or near-lethal violence

  • Describe existing risk assessment tools that can be used for assessing lethality

  • Describe a model of lethality assessment that can be applied to diverse violent offenders

  • Describe methods for reducing or preventing lethal violence

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 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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