1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Mental Disorder and Violence Risk is presented by Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB

In this webinar, the research base and empirical evidence for assessing and considering risk-related issues for individuals with mental disorders are described and clinical assessment and management techniques discussed. The link between major mental disorder and violence remains controversial. This webinar addresses this link, arguing that although there may be a direct link between mental disorder and violence for some people, there may also be less clear, indirect links, whereby mental disorder acts as an early, distal risk marker, a moderator, or a mediator.

For many individuals with major mental disorders, there is no link to violence. Regardless of whatever the nomothetic or population-level link between mental disorder and violence might be, it remains vital for clinicians to understand the idiographic role if any, of mental disorder with respect to the potential risk of violence of their clients. There is also discussion on contemporary approaches to violence risk assessment and management in terms of their ability to facilitate understanding of the role that major mental disorder plays in violent behavior, its assessment, and its management.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the complex link between major mental disorder and violence

  • Describe the different ways in which major mental disorder may lead to violence

  • Describe the role of major mental disorder in contemporary violence risk assessment approaches

  • Describe the role of major mental disorder within violence risk management

Presented By

Kevin S. Douglas, PhD, LLB

Dr. Kevin S. Douglas received his law degree (LL.B.) in 2000 from the University of British Columbia, and his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical (forensic) psychology from Simon Fraser University. He spent three years on faculty at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and has been on faculty at Simon Fraser University since 2004. He currently is Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University. He is also a Guest Professor of Applied Criminology at Mid-Sweden University, and a Senior Research Advisor at the University of Oslo.
  • 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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