Stephen D. Hart, Kelly Watt, and Keith Dormond, internationally recognized threat assessment experts, will be hosting a 4-day advanced course on threat assessment and risk management at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada April 2 – 5, 2012.

About the Course

The course will provide an opportunity for people who have basic or intermediate-level skills in threat assessment and management to develop and demonstrate mastery. The course will cover high-level skills such as case formulation, report writing, and expert testimony. Successful completion will be recognized with a certificate of competency.

This training event is being co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (CATAP).

Why Attend?

  • Take advantage of a rare educational opportunity

Many people have attended a workshop in threat assessment, but few have attended a high-level course that provides small-group instruction.

  • Make sure your expertise is recognized

Your employer, your clients, and the courts all want to know that not only did you attend training, you learned something at it. Individualized evaluation of your work allows us to offer a certificate of competency.

  • Strengthen your professional network

Meet others who specialize in threat assessment and learn from their experiences.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for professionals whose work involves threat assessment and management., including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. Attendees should have completed basic training (4 days or more) in threat assessment and management training, including the use of structured professional judgment guidelines (e.g. HCR-20, SARA, B-SAFER, SAM, SVR-20, RSVP).

Workshop Instructors

The workshop instructors are internationally recognized experts, prolific authors, and engaging presenters. They are passionate about providing evidence-based understanding, knowledge, and skills about violence risk assessment and management that professionals can apply in practice

Dr. Stephen Hart

Dr. Stephen Hart is a founding Director of ProActive ReSolutions, Inc., where he heads the Threat Assessment Stream. Dr. Hart is a Professor of Psychology and a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergen in Norway. His work focuses on clinical-forensic assessment in criminal and civil settings, and especially on the assessment of violence risk and the assessment of psychopathic personality disorder.

Dr. Hart is the recipient of numerous awards for his work in this area and is the author of more than 450 articles, chapters, books, and presentations, and has conducted more than 300 workshops around the world.

Dr. Kelly Watt

Dr. Kelly Watt works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc., and is a member of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Dr. Watt’s work focuses on conducting assessments, proving training, and developing strategies for workplaces related to preventing, assessing, and managing workplace violence. Dr. Watt is the author of over 70 articles, chapters, reports, and presentations and has conducted numerous workshops around the world related to violence risk assessment and management.

Keith Dormond

Keith Dormond works as a Threat Assessment Specialist at ProActive ReSolutions Inc. and is a past President and current Director of the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. Keith has worked as a law enforcement officer for thirteen years and his work at Proactive focuses on conducting assessments, providing training, and developing strategies for workplaces related to preventing, assessing and managing workplace violence.

Workshop Overview

DAY 1 Advanced Principles of Violence Threat Assessment and Risk Management

  • Discuss advanced threat assessment and risk management principles
  • Review Case #1 and administer the HCR-20

DAY 2 Writing Short Reports

  • Discuss core components of report writing
  • Write short report based on Case #1
  • Review Case #2 and administer the SAM

DAY 3 Writing Long Reports

  • Write long report based on Case #2

DAY 4 Communicating Oral Reports and Conducting Expert Testimony

  • Discuss core components of risk communication
  • Practice oral report based on Case #2
  • Discuss general principles for conducting expert testimony
  • Practice expert testimony based on Case #2

Registration Details

Venue

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver; 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4; Tel# 604 682 3377, Fax# 604 687 3102

Cost

$1200 (CAD) + HST per participant (until March 1); $1400 (CAD) + HST per participant (after March 1); $1000 (CAD) + HST for CATAP Members. Groups who register four or more participants will receive free admission for every fourth person. Cost includes all materials (manuals and worksheets). Light refreshments provided

CE Credits

24 CE Credits (Note: Please click here for details on obtaining Continuing Education credits for this workshop)