1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

This webinar on Structured Professional Judgment (SPJ) is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD.

This webinar provides an overview of the core steps involved in conducting a violence risk assessment using Structured Professional Judgement. Structured Professional Judgment is one of the most widely used approaches to violence risk assessment in the world.

Advances have been made to the core steps for using SPJ that are supported by both research and practice and reflected in the most recent tools (e.g., RSVP, SAM, HCR-20 V3, SARA V3). The importance of each of these steps is discussed as well as challenging issues that often arise.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe how to identify and gather relevant information

  • Describe the presence of risk factors

  • Describe the relevance of risk factors

  • Describe how to develop case management plans

  • Describe how to develop a formulation of risk

  • Describe how to communicate findings

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.

  • Experience Level

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

  • CE / CPD Credit

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