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Protect International
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  • Brianne Layden (PhD)
    Brianne Layden (PhD)
    Threat Assessment Specialist

    Dr. Brianne Layden obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at Simon Fraser University. She worked with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, as a psychology assistant, and with the DBT Centre of Vancouver as a clinical extern from 2012 to 2016.

  • Kelly A. Watt (PhD)
    Kelly A. Watt (PhD)
    Director and Threat Assessment Specialist

    Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010.

  • P. Randall Kropp (PhD)
    P. Randall Kropp (PhD)
    Threat Assessment Specialist

    Dr. P. Randall Kropp obtained a BA degree in psychology at the University of British Columbia and MA, and PhD degrees in clinical psychology at the Simon Fraser University. He is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders.

  • Stephen D. Hart (PhD)
    Stephen D. Hart (PhD)
    Director and Threat Assessment Specialist

    Dr. Stephen D. Hart obtained BA, MA, and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of British Columbia.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 03 Oct - 06 Oct
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 515 West Hastings Street

Location 2

Virtual Attendance Via Zoom

More Info

  • End date: October 6, 2023


03 Oct - 06 Oct


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


5 Days event

Foundational Violence Risk Assessment and Management Workshop (fall 2023)

This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn new skills and build on existing skills in assessing and managing risk for violence. Not only will you learn about general violence risk assessment and management principles focusing on the most common forms of violence, but also about best practices supported by researchers and practitioners around the world. Successful completion will be recognized with a certificate.

The specific tools you will learn to administer include the new versions of the HCR-20 and SARA, as well as the B-SAFER and SAM. All of these tools are structured and evidence-based and amongst the most widely used procedures for assessing and managing violence risk.

Thousands of professionals from hundreds of settings across the world have taken part in our workshops to date and the procedures developed by our Threat Assessment Specialists are among the most widely used in the field. Our Violence Risk Assessment and Management Workshops are the only ones in this field that have been subjected to systematic empirical research and evaluations indicate that the vast majority of participants recommend our workshops.

The workshop will be facilitated by one or more of Protect International’s Threat Assessment Specialists, who include Drs. Stephen Hart, Kelly Watt, Randy Kropp, and Brianne Layden.

12 September via Zoom
3 – 6 October in person at SFU at Harbour Centre, Segal Centre Vancouver, Canada

  • End date: October 6, 2023
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