Training Workshops 2017

Violence Risk Assessments constitutes a core task for practitioners working with offenders. It is essential that practitioners adhere to best practice in this complex and challenging task. Our aim is to provide state-of-the art training in a range of violence risk assessment tools. As well as being experienced trainers, our course leaders are all scientist-practitioners who are familiar with the application of risk assessment to real life settings.

The training is suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience and there are courses for all stages of professional development – from introductory to advanced.

For more information on our scheduled training workshops for 2016/17 please see below.

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March 2017
£675

Clinical Skills in Risk Assessment and Management: Using the HCR-20 version 3 and the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP)

28/03/2017 @ 10:00 - 29/03/2017 @ 17:00
Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive
Northampton, NN4 7HW United Kingdom
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This brand new workshop combines training in the HCR-20 version 3 and the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP).  This is because both sets of guidelines support efforts to formulate and manage risk of harmful behaviour using the structured professional judgement (SPJ) approach.  The SPJ approach 'walks' practitioners through their understanding of the risks posed by clients in their care and on to a comprehensive risk management plan incorporating essential elements of treatment recommendations, supervision strategies, monitoring proposals and victim…

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£675

Assessing Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PCL-R)

28/03/2017 @ 10:00 - 29/03/2017 @ 17:00
Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive
Northampton, NN4 7HW United Kingdom
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Psychopathic personality disorder is an important risk factor for violence. Additionally, it has relevance for treatment and risk management. The Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) is currently the best validated measure of psychopathy. The use of the PCL-R has become widespread across many agencies; it provides a standard methodology for assessing this important risk factor. In particular, emphasis is given to the clinical information derived from the instrument and how that information can be used in risk violence formulation. Using a…

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£650

The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP): Origins, Development and Clinical Utility

30/03/2017 @ 10:00 - 31/03/2017 @ 17:00
Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive
Northampton, NN4 7HW United Kingdom
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The focus of this two-day workshop is the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder using the model described as the Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) (Cooke et al., 2012). David Cooke, Stephen Hart, Caroline Logan, and Christine Michie have developed this model and overseen research using it for more than 12 years now. The CAPP model underpins a variety of approaches to measuring psychopathy – we will focus on two measures: a semi-structured clinical interview and an informant rating form.…

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£650

Assessing Personality Disorder Using the International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)

30/03/2017 @ 10:00 - 31/03/2017 @ 17:00
Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive
Northampton, NN4 7HW United Kingdom
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The International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) is a semi-structured clinical interview developed to assess the personality disorder presentations described in section II of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder 5th Edition and the International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition. Personality disorder assessment is an important undertaking in forensic and other settings, for example, to clarify diagnosis and co-morbidity, to formulate the association between mental health needs and harmful behaviour, and to justify specific treatment and management pathways within…

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To receive updates and information about the conference and forthcoming courses please contact the administration office on 01355 244 966 or by email here.