1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Risk Formulation is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD.

Risk formulation is a critical step for guiding decision-making when assessing and managing violence risk. If we do not have an understanding of why someone engaged in violence in the past it is difficult, if not impossible, to prevent that individual from engaging in future violence. Although the process of Formulation is considered a core competence in the practice of mental health, including forensic mental health, there are few explicit clinical guidelines for this skill and very little research evaluating this skill.

This webinar provides an overview of various approaches to Formulation, with a focus on an approach to Formulation that was developed specifically for understanding perpetration of past violence. It does so by providing a structure for evaluating motivators, disinhibitors, and destabilizers for past violence. This approach to Formulation is informed by decision theory and is used routinely in the Structured Professional Judgement model of violence risk assessment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe one of core steps in Structured Professional Judgment

  • Describe the nature and implications of formulation

  • Describe formulation for understanding perpetration of past violence

  • Describe motivators, disinhibitors and destabilizers for past violence

Presented By

Kelly A. Watt, PhD

Dr. Kelly A. Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt is the editor of the Intelligence newsletter which is disseminated on behalf of threat assessment professional associations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific, and that provides recent advances in research, practice, and the law related to threat assessment around the globe.
  • 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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