10 Hours | 10 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Mental Disorder and Violence Risk is presented by Stephen D. Hart in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

There is, by now, no doubt that mental disorder is associated with an increased risk for violence, but that association is by no means clear or simple. Dr. Hart reviews 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 also discusses 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 program 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 served as a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway between 2000 and 2021. His expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a special focus on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. He has co-authored more than 250 books, chapters, and articles. He has served as editor of two scientific journals; a member of the editorial board of eight journals; and ad hoc reviewer for more than 40 journals. He has served as an executive committee member of several professional organizations, including President of the American Psychology-Law Society and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. He has received various distinctions for his professional work, including the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Research Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. He maintains an active practice in violence risk assessment. He has consulted with government agencies from more than 25 countries; led more than 500 training workshops around the world; and given expert evidence before courts, tribunals, inquests, review boards, and parliamentary committees in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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  • 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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Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • 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

    Implications

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9

    Conclusions

    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10

    Evaluation

    • Instructions

    • Evaulation

    • 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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