1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Specialized Violence: Extremist Violence is presented by Stephen D. Hart, Ph.D., in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Extremist violence, also referred to as terrorist violence, is a specific form of group-based violence that is motivated at least in part by ideological, religious, economic, or political beliefs or values. In recent years, violence perpetrated by a wide range of domestic, foreign, and trans-national extremists – working as lone actors or as part of organizations – has emerged as a significant threat to national security and public safety. First, this program reviews the concept of extremist violence, including its history, causes, and dynamics. Next, Dr. Hart will discuss overlap with other forms of individual and group-based violence. Finally, practical approaches to assessing and managing risk for extremist violence will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe extremist violence

  • Describe the causes and dynamics of individual violence

  • Describe the overlap of extremist violence with other forms of individual and group violence

  • Describe major approaches to the assessment of extremist violence

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.
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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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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