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Evaluation of Risk for Intimate Partner Violence using the SARA-V3

Presented by: Drs. Stephen Hart and Randall Kropp


June 16th - 17th, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Evaluation of Risk for Intimate Partner Violence using the SARA-V3

The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide has become popular worldwide as a method for assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). It has been translated into 10 languages and is used by diverse professionals in numerous countries across six continents. The third version of the guidelines, the SARA-V3, was published in 2015 by Drs. Randall Kropp and Stephen Hart. This workshop will cover topics such as: principles of violence risk assessment and management; the development of the SARA-V3; the use of the SARA-V3 for intimate partner violence risk assessment and management; and the effective implementation of the SARA-V3 into practice in light of both institutional and community challenges.

This workshop accommodates varying levels of experience in risk assessment, from beginner to advanced, and is relevant to (but not limited to) criminal justice, victim services, health care, counseling, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, legal services, law enforcement, and security professionals. 


Workshop Overview

DAY 1:   Principles of Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment and Management
     
-The nature of intimate partner violence, including intimate partner homicide, and intimate partner violence risk
     -Principles of violence risk assessment, focusing on structured professional judgment (SPJ) approaches
     -Principles of violence risk management, focusing on scenario planning approaches


DAY 2:   Assessing and Managing Risk for Intimate Partner Violence
     
-Focus on violence against current or former intimate partner, one of the most common and dangerous forms of violence
     -Administration, coding, and interpretation of the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA-V3)      


Intended Audience 
This in-person workshop is relevant for professionals who want to obtain skills in risk assessment and management, including those working in criminal justice, victim services, health care, counseling, social services, human resources, occupational health and safety, law enforcement, security, and legal services settings.


About our Presenters

Drs. Stephen Hart


Dr. Stephen Hart obtained his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of British Columbia in 1993. He currently holds positions as Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen. His expertise is in the field of clinical-forensic psychology, with a special focus on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder. He has received grants totaling more than CAD $2 million; authored and co-authored more than 180 books, chapters, and articles, and more than 400 conference presentations. His manuals and guidelines on the assessment of violence risk and psychopathic personality disorder have been translated into more than two dozen languages and are used around the world. He was Co-Editor and later Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health from 2001 to 2011, and in 2012 was appointed Editor of the new Journal of Threat Assessment and Management.

Dr. Randal Kropp


Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works for the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He has conducted hundreds of workshops on violence risk assessment and management for mental health professionals, police officers, corrections staff, and others in North America, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has frequently consulted with provincial, state, and federal government ministries on matters related to violence against women and children, and the assessment and treatment of violent offenders.

Dr. Kropp has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research reports, and he is co-author to several works on risk assessment, including the Manual for the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide (SARA), the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER), the Manual for the Sexual Violence Risk – 20 (SVR-20), the Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP), and Guidelines for Stalking Assessment and Management (SAM).



 14 hours | 14 CEs | $600

The fee for this training program is $600 and includes all materials and worksheets.  In addition, case studies and other case-relevant materials are provided for training purposes. Each module contains both didactic and interactive materials and allows the opportunity to apply the information and assessment instruments to sample cases. Participants are expected to be present and commit 14 hours to completing this training program over the course of 2 days. Lunch & refreshment breaks will be provided daily. Student rate is available, email us at info@concept-ce.com for more info.


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