Violence Risk Assessment & Management in Community Mental Health Settings:

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Independent / Correspondence
Support Website
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, Dr. Katherine Michaelsen, Dr. Tobias Wasser
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Contact Hours: 3.00

Training Overview Description

Concerns about violence risk frequently arise in clinical settings. There is often confusion among providers about the boundaries of confidentiality, when and how to invoke their professional obligation to protect or warn third parties, and how to balance therapeutics and public safety.

Event-specific Details

Violence Risk Assessment & Management is a self‐paced e‐learning course that provides the necessary tools for clinicians to assess, manage, and stabilize threats of violence by teaching:

  • Boundaries of confidentiality
  • Clinicians’ duty to warn or protect potential victims
  • Proven methods to assess and manage the risk of violence
  • Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a forensic clinical psychologist and
    Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine based at Harborview Medical Center
  • Dr. Katherine Michaelsen, a forensic psychiatrist at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration and Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Dr. Tobias Wasser, a forensic psychiatrist at Whiting Forensic Hospital and Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine

3.0 Hours Certificate of Completion Available