Risk Assessment for Violence

May 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
First Christian Church - Heritage Hall
6900 Market Avenue North
Bev James

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*Stark County workers will have priority for registration.

Who should attend: Behavioral health providers, law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, and health care workers.

About this event:  This course is designed to provide a practical map through the marshy minefield of uncertainty in risk assessment for violence.  The demographics of violence and the specific incidence of violence in different psychiatric diagnoses will be reviewed.  Dangerousness will be discussed in persons with psychosis, mania, depression, and substance abuse.  Special attention will be given to persons with paranoid delusions, command hallucinations, premenstrual tension, and homosexual panic.  Personality traits associated with violence will be discussed.  Childhood antecedents of adult violence will be covered.  Advice will be given on taking a history from potentially dangerous patients and countertransference feelings.  Instruction will be given in the elucidation of violent threats, sexual assaults, and “perceived intentionality.” 

Learning Objectives:

  1. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to specify four types of paranoid delusions that can lead to homicide.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the relative risk of violence in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse.
  3. Participants will be able to indicate three factors that increase the likelihood that violent command hallucinations will be obeyed.

Cost:  Free
First Christian Church – Heritage Hall

Education Credits:  7 CEUs Pending
The Akron Area Professional Psychologists (AAPP) are an approved provider for Psychologist CEUs and will be providing Psychologist CEUs for the training.

Limited space.  Please register by May 4, 2022
*Those who work in Stark County will have priority for registration.