1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Specialized Violence: Group Based Violence is presented by Stephen D. Hart, PhD.

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 significant. This webinar provides a general conceptual overview of group-based violence and will review recent empirical advances in our understanding of the factors relevant to its cause and management, with a special focus on factors that are shared versus unique with respect to group-based and individual violence. This webinar also includes a case presentation to illustrate the complexities of group-based violence, as well as 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 webinar 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 judgement 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.
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    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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