This webinar will provide an in-depth discussion of violent thoughts, including an interest in or preoccupation with violence and a desire or willingness to use violence. Violent thoughts are often overlooked and minimized by professionals despite the fact that they are a primary warning sign for violence risk according to research, practice, and the law and consistent with guidelines for triaging and assessing risk for violence. Although violent thoughts are a normal human experience, when they are recent and serious it is critical to evaluate these thoughts as a means of preventing possible escalation to actual, attempted or threatened violence. The THREATS acronym (Threats of Harm that are Realistic, Explicit, Acute, Targeted and Studied) will be reviewed as a useful structure that all professionals can put into practice when considering the significance of violent thoughts.
- Violent Thought (Discussion includes an interest in or preoccupation with violence)
- Violence Risk (According to research, practice and the law)
- THREATS (Threats of Harm that are Realistic, Explicit, Acute, Targeted and Studied)
This webinar is intended for professionals who 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 beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.