1 Hour | 1 CE

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

As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2002), group-based violence encompasses phenomena such as violence perpetrated by criminal organizations, street and youth gangs, cults, and so forth. Concerns regarding group-based violence have increased in recent years and place a significant burden on national and international agencies responsible for public safety. Further, the individual and societal costs of this type of violence are substantial. This program provides a general conceptual overview of group-based violence. It will review recent empirical advances in our understanding of the factors relevant to its cause and management, with a particular focus on factors that are shared versus unique concerning group-based and individual violence. This program also includes a case presentation to illustrate the complexities of group-based violence and the use of structured professional judgment tools such as the HCR-20 V3 and Multi-Level Guidelines to assess risk for group-based violence.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe group-based violence and identify unique and shared risk factors for group-based and individual violence

  • Describe recent empirical advances in our understanding of group-based violence

  • Describe structured professional judgment guidelines in the assessment and management of risk for group-based 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.

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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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