1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Threat Assessment Team Challenges is presented by Kelly A. Watt, Ph.D., in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Threat assessment teams involve collaboration among professionals – often from multiple disciplines – who assess and manage cases involving concerns about violence risk. This program focuses on challenges faced by threat assessment teams in their work due to the problematic nature of their work and the diverse composition of their membership. Specifically, this program discusses three significant challenges based on feedback from over 700 team members from workplaces across Canada that may have implications for how they operate and what they accomplish. These challenges include: 1) the teams’ mandate (behavioral problems generally versus violence risk specifically, violence to employees versus violence by employees, etc.); 2) who “owns” the team (human resources, health, and safety, security, etc.); and 3) who should serve on the team (general counsel, mental health professionals, union representatives, etc.). Possible solutions to these significant challenges are also proposed supported by empirical research, best practice, and the law.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the structure and process of threat assessment teams

  • Describe three major challenges faced by threat assessment teams

  • Describe possible solutions to these challenges supported by research, practice, and the law

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 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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