5 Hours | 5 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on B-SAFER is presented by P. Randall Kropp, PhD in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

Intimate partner violence is a prevalent and serious problem worldwide and evidence suggests that rates may increase during the pandemic. During this program, the nature of intimate partner violence, general principles of violence risk assessment, and management will be discussed. This program describes how to administer B-SAFER. The B-SAFER is a simplified, brief version of the SARA-V3. Participants will be given an opportunity to build their skills in this area through a practice case.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of intimate partner violence and intimate partner violence risk

  • Describe the general principles of violence risk assessment and management, focusing on structured professional judgment (SPJ) approaches

  • Describe the administration of the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER)

Presented By

P. Randall Kropp, PhD

Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works as a threat assessment specialist for Protect International Inc., is a psychologist with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University.
  • Intended Audience

    This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

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  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Identifying Risk Factors

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Combining Risk Factors

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    The B-SAFER

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • B-SAFER Manual

    • Smitho Case Materials

    • B-SAFER Worksheet

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6


    • Submission Directions

    • B-SAFER Case Submission

    • Submission Verification

  • 7

    Case Discussion

    • Lesson 5 Video

  • 8


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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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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