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 2015

Assessing Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PCL-R)

24/03/2015 - 25/03/2015
£675

Facilitator: Professor David Cooke (UK) 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…

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Promoting Risk Intervention by Situational Management (PRISM)

24/03/2015 - 25/03/2015
£650

Facilitators: Prof David Cooke (UK) Duration: 2 days Reducing institutional violence: Using PRISM to understand the impact of situational risk factors The keystone of forensic practice is violence prevention. Structured professional judgement approaches (e.g., HCR-20, RSVP) have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the individual patient, prisoner or client. But focusing merely on the individual neglects opportunities for violence prevention. People are violent not just because of who they are, but also, because of where they are. With…

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Risk Assessment and Management of Sexual Violence: RSVP/SVR20

26/03/2015 - 27/03/2015
£650

Facilitator: Dr Caroline Logan Numerous instruments now exist to support the efforts of practitioners to predict the likelihood of sexual violence recidivism. Fewer instruments are available to support efforts to formulate and manage risk, and ultimately prevent sexual violence. This workshop will prepare participants to administer two structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments designed for use with sexual offenders.   The first is the Sexual Violence Risk-20 (SVR-20), a screening measure that was described in two recent meta-analyses as having the…

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Violence Risk Assessment and Management using the HCR-20 (HCR-20) Version 3

26/03/2015 - 27/03/2015
£650

Facilitator: Professor David Cooke Systematic assessment of the risk of harm to others is now generally accepted to be a crucial component in the effective management of violent offenders. Using the method of structured professional judgement, violence risk assessment is geared towards the design of a comprehensive risk management plan. Published guidelines following this approach have long been applied in prisons and forensic mental health services in Britain and now are used widely around the world. The approach is also…

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October 2015

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

22/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
The Royal Society, 22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PQ United Kingdom
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£650.00

Facilitator: Professor David Cooke & Dr Caroline Logan 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…

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April 2016

Assessing Psychopathic Personality Disorder (PCL-R)

12/04/2016 - 13/04/2016
The Royal Society, 22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PQ United Kingdom
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£675.00

Facilitator: Professor David Cooke (UK) 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…

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

12/04/2016 - 13/04/2016
The Royal Society, 22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PQ United Kingdom
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£675.00

Facilitator: Dr Caroline Logan (UK) 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…

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Risk Assessment and Management of Sexual Violence (RSVP)

14/04/2016 - 15/04/2016
The Royal Society, 22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PQ United Kingdom
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£650.00

Facilitator: Dr Caroline Logan Numerous instruments now exist to support the efforts of practitioners to predict the likelihood of sexual violence recidivism. Fewer instruments are available to support efforts to formulate and manage risk, and ultimately prevent sexual violence. This workshop will prepare participants to administer a structured professional judgement (SPJ) instruments designed for use with sexual offenders. The Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), is a more recent and comprehensive tool designed to assist practitioners in case management. Neither…

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December 2016

Advanced Skills in Suicide Risk Assessment

21/12/2016 @ 08:00 - 17:59

Facilitator: Dr Caroline Logan (UK) The practice of clinical risk assessment and management has changed greatly in the last five years. Predicting harmful outcomes in clients is giving way to approaches that emphasise the assessment of risk factors potentially relevant to the outcome to be prevented and risk management planning. Fundamental to this structured professional judgement approach is achieving an understanding about the risks presented by an individual – in this case, an understanding of why a person might be…

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March 2017

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

March 28 @ 10:00 - March 29 @ 17:00
University of Warwick, Warwick Conference Centre, Argent Court, Sir William Lyons Road,
Warwick, CV4 7EZ United Kingdom
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£675

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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