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The Past, Present, and Probable Future of Violence Risk Assessment

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 12/1/2017

Expiration Date: 2/1/2020

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

The MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study -- a multidisciplinary effort to identify valid risk factors for violence by people discharged from short-term psychiatric facilities -- examined risk factors for violence to others, including anger, violent fantasies, gender and psychotic symptoms, violence to self, violent victimization, violence to strangers, and firearm violence. This presentation reviews the methods and principal conclusions of the MacArthur Study, describes recent findings, and discusses enduring controversies in violence risk assessment, including the communication of risk estimates to decision makers, the scientific legitimacy of making inferences about an individual person from data derived from groups of people, and the moral legitimacy of basing criminal punishment for past violence on an offender’s likelihood of being violent in the future.

**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - $25.00

This course is currently offered as a free member benefit through the Course of the Month program. Promotional pricing valid from December 1-31, 2017. 

Educational Objectives

  • Identify and describe risk factors for violent behavior
  • Explain how statistical models can be applied to study risk factors
  • Examine key findings from the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study to better inform clinical practice

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Resident/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: December 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 50% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • John Monahan, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Law. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Samra Sahlu, M.D., University of Saskatchewan. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

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