6 Hours | 6 CEs

This self-paced training program on ASAP: Safety Assessment and Planning is presented by Kelly A. Watt, PhD

Although victim safety planning is a critical management strategy for all violence risk assessments, it is often not given the attention it deserves or requires. During the training, you will learn about best practices and challenging issues related to safety assessment and planning and how to administer the Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning Guideline (ASAP), an SPJ for victim safety planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe best practices and challenging issues related to safety planning

  • Describe special issues related to safety planning (e.g., lethality assessment and fear management)

  • Describe administration of the Aid to Safety Assessment and Planning Guideline (ASAP)

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 self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    ASAP - Part 1

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • ASAP Manual

  • 4

    ASAP - Part 2

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Lethality Assessment

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Fear Management

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Case Study Introduction - Kirkwood

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Case Study - Kirkwood

    • Submission Directions

    • ASAP Worksheet Submission

    • Submission Verification

  • 8

    Case Study - Kirkwood

    • Lesson 7 Video

  • 9

    Course Evaluation

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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