Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Behavioral Foundations of Violence
It is important to understand the development of violent thoughts and how they lead to action because this knowledge provides a powerful perspective that energizes accurate assessments by providing an information-gathering nexus to focus on. It also enhances meaningful interventions that can be based in human behavioral dynamics, not wishful thinking.
Information Gathering and Analysis
Benefit from an intense but practical model for information gathering that includes specific information sources—those routinely checked as well as public and restricted government records. The legal concerns surrounding information gathering during assessment are addressed—a key consideration if that information is to be used and/or transmitted.
Enhanced Cognitive Interviewing
Enhanced cognitive interviewing is a powerful, proven methodology used in the criminal justice arena for obtaining high quality, accurate information from witnesses, victims, and other important sources. Benefit from a special section on interviewing individuals who may have some form of mental illness or emotional disturbance, as these individuals are often involved in violence risk assessment cases.
Use of Assessment Tools for Enhanced Violence Assessment
Advanced violence assessment requires the use of objective assessment tools to guide and inform the assessment process and provide a way to cross-validate early hypotheses. Explore in-depth one particular tool especially useful in a wide range of cases, and leave with the ability to use it effectively.
Effective Intervention Methods
While some interventions are best used in a certain order, others can be effectively used in parallel with other actions. For the safety of those being protected, it is critical the assessors know the difference. Examine a variety of options, their uses, and how they can be blended into the violence assessment and management process to provide the maximum effect.
Price includes your personal copy of Mr. Cawood's book, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook, Second Edition—a $101 value!