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Assessing a Client's Risk for Violence

Institutions such as hospitals, law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities, and courts are frequently faced with the question of whether and under what circumstances an individual should be released to the community when the person has some history of violence toward others. There is often a dilemma of balancing risk to the public with respecting the civil rights of an individual and allowing them the least restrictive environment. There is also concern about liability should an individual commit additional acts of violence once released. This on-demand webinar will help you understand how, with science and professional methodology, formal risk assessment can significantly reduce the risk of violent outcomes and liability for those making release recommendations. It will also provide agencies and legal professionals guidance in choosing an expert in this area. Examples will be used that highlight common myths in regard to violence risk. In addition, you will receive a set of references for the major areas of risk assessment and a list of tools available for use.

Learning Objectives:
•You will be able to describe what risk assessment is.
•You will be able to discuss how risk assessment involves exploring specific data and knowing its limitations.
•You will be able to review how collateral information is essential to any reliable risk assessment.



Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP

Mary Alice Conroy, Ph.D., ABPP

Sam Houston State University

  • Currently director of clinical training in forensic and clinical psychology at Sam Houston State University
  • Past president of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)
  • Writer of two recent books on violence risk assessment
  • Conducted more than 1200 violence risk assessments over 20 year period for the Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Provider of several workshops annually on violence risk assessment for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the Texas Psychological Association
  • Winner of the AAFP Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award
  • Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology, University of Houston; board certified in forensic psychology
  • Can be contacted at 936-294-3806 or [email protected]

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