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
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 strongest association with sexual recidivism when compared to other risk assessment measures. The second instrument, the Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), is a more recent and comprehensive tool designed to assist practitioners in case management. Neither of these instruments employ actuarial or statistical methods to support decision-making about risk, but instead offer guidelines for collecting relevant information and making structured decisions. This workshop will review the content and the administration of the SVR-20 and the RSVP, and provide an overview of the range of risk management strategies for sexual violence.
Case studies will be presented to allow those attending to apply the instruments in their own work with confidence.