TITLE: Violence Risk Assessment Workshops: Developing Clinical Expertise in Violence & Risk Assessment
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will enhance and promote statewide clinical expertise in violence risk and threat assessment in Nebraska. Practitioners address risk assessment and management issues often in various aspects of clinical activity. The literature regarding key concepts of risk assessment and threat assessment will be reviewed, especially relevant dynamic and static risk and protective factors. Illuminated by case scenarios, the presenters will detail the roles (i.e., linkage and overlap) of risk assessment and threat assessment across different applied contexts.
INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: Advanced / INSTRUCTORS: Mario Scalora, PhD, CTM / Lynn Van Male, PhD, CTM
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (MT) on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
LOCATION: Zoom / COST: FREE
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 3.5 APA continuing education hours
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: clinicians licensed in Nebraska, such as Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Professionals (social workers, counselors), APRN-Psych, and Psychiatrists
- Articulate key concepts of risk assessment and threat assessment as informed by the current literature.
- Delineate the roles (i.e., linkage and overlap) of risk assessment and threat assessment within applied contexts.
- Enumerate relevant dynamic and static risk & protective factors.
AGENDA: (all times listed below are in Central Time)
1:00 – 2:30: Describe the nature of risk and threat assessment; key concepts of risk assessment and threat assessment; discuss the range of issues/contexts for clinicians; describe the nature of risk and threat assessment.
2:30 – 2:45: Break
2:45 – 4:45: The roles of risk and threat assessment in applied contexts; dynamic and static risk and protective factors; implementation of interview strategies.
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NUPPC maintains responsibility for this program and content. This event is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.
Mario Scalora: Dr. Mario Scalora is the director of the Public Policy Center and a professor of psychology with the Clinical Training and Law-Psychology Programs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as coordinating an active academic research program engaging in collaborative research in targeted violence. He received his B.S. in psychology from St. Joseph’s University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lynn Van Male: Dr. Lynn Van Male is the national Director of the US Veterans Health Administration’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program, the Second Vice President on the national Board of Directors of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Predating her executive leadership positions, Dr. Van Male delivered direct patient care services on the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the Portland VA Medical Center.