1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Threat Assessment Team Challenges is presented by Kelly Watt, PhD.

Threat assessment teams involve collaboration among professionals – often from multiple disciplines – who assess and manage cases involving concerns about violence risk. This webinar focuses on challenges faced by threat assessment teams in the course of their work due to the difficult nature of their work and the diverse composition of their membership. Specifically, this webinar discusses three major 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 major challenges are also proposed supported by empirical research, best practice, and the law.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar 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.
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    This on-demand webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

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