This HCR Practice case series on HCR-20 V3 Practice Cases is presented by Stephen Hart, PhD, Kelly Watt, PhD, and Brianne Layden, PhD.
This live webinar series focuses on four practice cases using the Historical-Clinical-Risk-Management-20 Version 3 (HCR-20 V3) to assess and manage violence risk. Each of the practice cases are derived from real, sanitized cases across correctional and forensic psychiatric settings. Participants will be able to sharpen and maintain their skills administering the HCR-20 V3 with the added opportunity of consulting with internationally recognized experts on each case.
This practice case will include an overview of the HCR-20 V3, a self-directed case review and completion of the HCR-20 V3 worksheet, and case review / discussion over the course of 3 weeks. Participants should expect to devote approximately 2 to 4 hours each week to this case study series.
This case study will give participants an opportunity to practice administering the HCR-20 V3 with review from internationally recognized experts. Emphasis will be placed on how to rate the presence and relevance of each of the HCR-20 V3 items, how to formulate about past violence, how to scenario plan about future violence, how to develop case management strategies and tactics, and how to provide summary judgments about overall risk.
CASE #8- Workplace; Materials released October 8th; live sessions October 15th & 22nd.
October 8 – Case Review Materials will be made available. Review on your own time; begin to complete the HCR-20 v3 worksheet for the case.
October 15 – Live Consultation Session (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST) A chance to ask questions or clarifications regarding the case, scoring, etc.
October 22 – Live Case Review & Discussion (9:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST) Review of case ratings, conceptualization, formulation, scenario planning, and discussion of threat management planning.
Case #8 focuses on an adult male in Alberta, Canada, who works in automobile manufacturing for the Canadian Armed Forces. He was alleged to have discussed weapons while at work, carried weapons to work, made weapons at work, and to have been physically violent toward his coworkers, and made his coworkers fearful for their physical safety. You are tasked to complete a violence risk assessment to assist the workplace in deciding what steps, if any, must be taken to ensure the safety of employees.
The HCR-20 (Version 2; Webster, Douglas, Eaves, & Hart, 1997) has become the world’s most widely used and best validated violence risk assessment and management instrument. It has been translated into 20 languages and adopted or evaluated in more than 35 countries. It helps professionals in diverse settings make decisions about who poses higher versus lower risk for violence, either within institutions or in the community, and to devise and monitor violence risk management plans.
Note: An electronic copy of the HCR-20-V3 Manual is provided for review so having a hard copy of the manual is not required to complete this training.
Describe an overview of the administration of the HCR-20 V3
Describe structured professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines for the assessment and management of risk for general violence
Describe the rating, formulation, and conceptualization of risk for violence for Case #8