Training Workshops 2018
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 2018 please see below.
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »