1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Violent Thoughts is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD.

This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of violent thoughts, including an interest in or preoccupation with violence and a desire or willingness to use violence. Violent thoughts are often overlooked and minimized by professionals despite the fact that they are a primary warning sign for violence risk according to research, practice, and the law and consistent with guidelines for triaging and assessing risk for violence.

Although violent thoughts are a normal human experience, when they are recent and serious it is critical to evaluate these thoughts as a means of preventing possible escalation to actual, attempted or threatened violence. The THREATS acronym (Threats of Harm that are Realistic, Explicit, Acute, Targeted and Studied) is reviewed as a useful structure that all professionals can put into practice when considering the significance of violent thoughts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe one of the primary warning signs for violence risk

  • Describe the nature of violent thoughts

  • Describe the implications of violent thoughts

  • Describe structure for evaluating violent thoughts

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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