10 Hours | 10 CEs

This self-paced training program on Mental Disorder and Violence Risk is presented by Stephen D. Hart.

There is, by now, no doubt that mental disorder is associated with increased risk for violence, but that association is by no means clear or simple. Dr. Hart will review the research and clinical literature to identify and explain the mental health problems most relevant to violence, focusing on psychosis, personality disorder, paraphilic disorder, and substance use. He will also discuss how best to incorporate mental health problems in the practice of violence risk assessment and management, including formulation (case conceptualization) of violence risk and the development of case management plans.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the complexity of the association between mental disorder and violence risk

  • Describe the mental health problems most relevant to violence risk

  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into risk formulation

  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into scenario planning

  • Describe how to incorporate mental health problems into case management plans

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.

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  • 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

    Nature Introduction

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Substance-Related Disorders

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Psychotic Disorders

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Psychosis as a Risk Factor

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Personality Disorders

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Antisocial Personality Disorders

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Inpatient Violence

    • Probation Officers

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Paraphilic Disorders

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8


    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9


    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaulation

    • Submission Verification

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