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March 2008

Tuesday 11th

Edinburgh Violence Risk Workshops

The Royal Society, George Street, Edinburgh
11th-14th March 2008

Violence risk assessment is a key task of many professional groups who evaluate offenders and others. Approaches are changing rapidly. Our aim is to provide state-of-the-art training in a range of violence risk tools using experienced trainers. Our March 2008 series of workshops includes two new courses. First, one on the Advanced Assessment of Psychopathy suitable for those who have to experience in using the PCL-R and who wish to develop their skills in using the instrument. Second, one on the START (The Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability); this instrument is designed to provide a rapid assessment of a client”s needs and strengths. Both these courses are given by two of our experienced trainers. We are repeating three workshops launched in March 2007, all of which were well received. The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP) is a new measure designed to provide greater coverage of the clinical features of psychopathic personality disorder and provides a means for plotting variation in the expression of the disorder across time. PRISM: Promoting Risk Intervention by Situational Management is a newly developed approach to structured judgement designed to assist in understanding how the organisations of institutions can influence the risk of violence. Finally, violence risk assessments are frequently subject to critical examination in court and other legal settings. The third workshop – Court Skills – is focused on improving both report writing skills and courtroom skills in order to ensure that risk assessments are communicated with greatest effectiveness. These workshops, along with the PCL-R, HCR-20, RSVP, SAM and IPDE, will be run in the comfortable and relaxed surroundings of The Royal Society which is located in George Street in the heart of Edinburgh. Convenient for public transport and hotels this is the deal venue for training purposes.

Wednesday 19th

Forensic Mental Health Association of California Conference

Embassy Suites, Seaside, CA, USA
'Moving Ahead: Building a Better Continuum of Care'

March 19th - 21st 2008

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