Online Training: Assessing Risk of Re-Offending

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Length of Training: Four Hours
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training: $120.00

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

This training will provide an overview of risk assessment for general, violent, and sexual re-offense by adults. It will be of interest to those who are newer to the field as well as those who wish to develop their existing skills further.

Over the past 30 years, research has led to the identification of empirically derived risk factors associated with general criminality, violence, and sexual offense recidivism and this, in turn, has resulted in the development of specialized risk assessment tools. Risk assessment plays an integral role within forensic mental health and correctional practice as it is one of the most important and frequent tasks required of evaluators, clinicians, and correctional professionals.

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the history and development of contemporary risk assessment, as well as the different types of risk assessment tools and the core components of the risk assessment process. The roles of psychopathy, childhood adversity/trauma, and protective factors as related to risk assessment will also be discussed. Utilization of risk assessment with special populations (e.g., females, IDD) will be examined and practical strategies for applying risk assessment within the case/treatment/risk management planning process will be provided.

Training Topics:
1) History & development of contemporary risk assessment methods
2) Types of risk assessment
3) Identification of risk & protective factors
4) Examples of empirically validated tools
5) Core components of risk assessment
6) Conducting risk assessment
7) Applying risk assessment to practice

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Describe the different approaches to risk assessment and varying types of risk assessment tools.
2) Explain the bio-psycho-social model of offending and the importance of assessing psychopathy within the risk assessment process.
3) Identify how adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and protective factors affect risk assessment.
4) Apply risk assessment protocols appropriately to special populations (for example, females and people with intellectual disabilities).
5) Integrate risk assessment within case/treatment/risk management plans

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. In order to receive a CE credit certificate after watching the training, you must complete and submit the quiz below. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for 4 CE credit hours.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Katherine Gotch, LPC, CCSOT, ATSA-F
Clinician, Evaluator, Trainer, and Educator; Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services

Katherine “Katie” Gotch has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention for over twenty years as a clinician, evaluator, trainer, educator, and in the development of evidence-informed public policy. She currently maintains a private practice, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, which provides specialized clinical and consultation services related to individuals with sexual behavior problems and other forms of abusive/violent behavior. She currently serves as the Public Policy Executive Board Member for ATSA, as a Board Member for NPEIV, and as the Policy Advisor for OATSA. She frequently provides training to correctional agencies, treatment providers, policy makers, and other community partners on sexual abuse specific assessment, management and treatment; static and dynamic risk; public policy; public/media engagement; and related topics. She is a certified Static-99R/STABLE & ACUTE-2007 trainer.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals

Content Level
All Levels

The presenter(s) does not have published materials related to this training from which they may benefit financially.

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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