10 Hours | 10 CEs

This self-paced training program on Promoting Risk Interventions by Situational Management (PRISM) is presented by Lorraine Johnstone, DClin.Psychol and David Cooke, PhD.

Violence prevention is a keystone of forensic practice. Structured professional judgment approaches (e.g., HCR-20, RSVP, SARA, etc.) have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the individual patient, prisoner or client. However, focusing merely on the individual neglects opportunities for violence prevention. People are violent not just because of who they are, but also because of where they are.

PRISM is an evidence-based process that systematically considers all elements of institutional structure and functioning; from security and control, through staff training, morale, and experience to organizational features including, management style, policies, and interventions to provide a framework for identifying aspects of the institution that are contributing to levels of violence therein. Just as a physical prism splits white light into its constituent elements, PRISM takes the whole organization and identifies the constituent elements that affect violence within the organization; it breaks down complexity in order that interventions can be approached in a measured and systematic manner. The PRISM process moves in seven steps from data collection through risk formulation, scenario planning towards the development of effective interventions for violence prevention. Through this course, participants will learn how to carry out the PRISM process using didactic sessions and a practice case.

In 2007 John Monahan remarked that: “PRISM is a model merging of cutting-edge academic research and state-of-the-art clinical practice. It deserves to be soon and widely implemented in a variety of institutional settings and in many countries.” PRISM has now been used in secure forensic settings, prisons, psychiatric hospitals and institutions for children and young people in New Zealand, Singapore, Barbados, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the United States, as well as widely throughout the UK. Lessons learned from these cases are integrated into this course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe an evidence-based process for considering all elements of institutional structure and functioning

  • Describe a framework for identifying aspects of the institution that are contributing to levels of violence

  • Describe the constituent elements that affect violence within an organization

  • Describe interventions that can be approached in a measured and systematic manner

  • Describe the PRISM process in seven steps from data collection through risk formulation, scenario planning towards the development of effective interventions for violence prevention

  • Describe how to carry out the PRISM process using didactic sessions and a practice case

Presented By

David Cooke, PhD

Dr. David Cooke is accredited by the Risk Management Authority (RMA) to undertake risk assessment reports under section 210C and 210D of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. He holds BSc, MSc, PhD and DUniv (Honoris Causa) degrees in psychology. He is a Chartered Forensic and Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Lorraine Johnstone, DClin.Psychol

Dr. Lorraine Johnstone, BA(Hons)., DClin.Psychol, AFBPS, is a Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Visiting Professor, and Head of Child and Family Clinical Psychology. Alongside her extensive clinical experience working with individuals with violent behavior problems, Lorraine has worked with residents and staff teams based in a range residential settings (secure and unlocked hospital settings, prisons, care homes, secure children’s homes, etc).
  • 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.

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Course Preview

Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2

    PRISM Overview: Part One

    • Lesson 1 Video

    • PRISM Manual

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    PRISM Overview: Part Two

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Case Study

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Case Introduction

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Worksheet

  • 5

    Case Discussion: Domain One

    • Lesson 4 Video

  • 6

    Case Discussion: Domain Two

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 7

    Case Discussion: Domain Three

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8

    Case Discussion: Domain Four

    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9

    Case Discussion: Domain Five

    • Lesson 8 Video

  • 10

    Case Discussion: Conclusions and Intervention

    • Lesson 9 Video

    • Worksheet

  • 11

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

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