Risk formulation is a critical step for guiding decision-making when assessing and managing violence risk. If we do not have an understanding of why an individual engaged in violence in the past it is difficult if not impossible to prevent them from engaging in future violence. Although the process of formulation is considered a core competence in the practice of mental health, including forensic mental health, there are few explicit clinical guidelines for this skill and very little research evaluating this skill. This webinar will provide an overview of various approaches to formulation, with a focus on an approach to formulation that was developed specifically for understanding perpetration of past violence. It does so by providing a structure for evaluating motivators, disinhibitors and destabilizers for past violence. This approach to formulation is informed by decision theory and is used routinely in the Structured Professional Judgement (SPJ) model of violence risk assessment.
- Risk Formulation (guiding decision-making when assessing and managing violence risk)
- Approaches to Formulation (Structured Professional Judgement model of violence risk assessment)
- Past Violence (motivators, disinhibitors and destabilizers)
This webinar is intended for professionals that want to enhance their understanding of clinical issues in threat assessment and risk management, including those working in criminal justice, security, health care, social service, education, and human resources settings. This webinar is for intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.