1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Scenario Planning is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

It provides an overview of the use of scenario planning in violence risk assessment and management. Scenario planning allows risk and threat assessment professionals to forecast possible violent futures and build management plans to prevent those futures.

This webinar explores the historical roots of scenario planning in the military, industry, finance, and disaster planning. Most of the webinar focuses on how scenario planning methods, when used as part of structured professional judgment (SPJ) risk assessment, can assist professionals in three important ways. First, scenarios can help evaluators consider repeat, escalation, twist, worst case, and best case trajectories of violence. Second, they enable us to hypothesize about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence. Third, they aid in the construction of monitoring, supervision, treatment, and victim safety planning strategies. A series of case studies are presented illustrating the use of scenario planning with diverse violent offenders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the history of scenario planning

  • Describe common types of violent scenarios

  • Describe how scenarios can assist in thinking about the likelihood, nature, severity, imminence, and frequency of future violence

  • Describe the link between scenario planning and violence risk management

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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