SAPROF - Adult: Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for Violence Risk

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Date: 1st April 2021, 9.30am - 4.30pm GMT time

Course Summary:

Whilst there has been much focus on violence risk assessment over the last few decades, the notion of protective factors has not developed clearly until more recent years. Protective factors are individual-case strengths.  They can act as buffers against risk factors, and predict desistance. The focus on empirically driven protective factors when assessing violence risk can assist in the view that treatment can have benefit, that a client is able to identify their strengths, instil hope, encouraging the notion of positive growth, develop insight and allow recovery.  It is expected that violence risk assessments should be accompanied with a protective risk assessment tool, such as the SAPROF. 
This workshop will deliver training on the use of the SAPROF (de Vries Robbe, Geers, Stapel, Hilterman and de Vogel, 2015) (www.saprof.com) - adult version. This is a structured assessment tool specifically developed for the assessment of protective factors for adults with a history of aggression.  

This workshop will cover:

A brief introduction to risk assessment and evolution of risk versus protective factors;
How protective factors are considered and what they comprise; Components of the SAPROF; Application of the SAPROF to case studies.
The training does not provide SAPROF manuals. These should be purchased for the event from the distributor:  https://www.cognitivecentre.com/assessment/structured-assessment-protective-factors-violence-risk-saprof-new-saprof-youth-version/  
Please purchase the adult version. 

Trainers: Professor Jane L Ireland will deliver this event. Professor Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist. Professor Ireland specialises in the understanding, assessment and treatment of aggression, having widely published on this topic.

Course materials: All attendees will be provided with a CPD certificate indicating attendance. The training does not provide a copy of the SAPROF manual. Attendees must have access to this for the event. If you do not have a copy one can be purchased from https://www.cognitivecentre.com/assessment/structured-assessment-protective-factors-violence-risk-saprof-new-saprof-youth-version/ Please purchase the adult version for this event.

Venue: Live Online Zoom Event

Who can attend: The workshop is open to any professionals, or in-training professionals, who work with adults presenting with a history of aggression, or are likely to do so. There are therefore no restrictions on the professions that can attend. The most common attendees are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, care workers, community and psychiatric nurses, police officers, therapists, prison officers and probation officers.

Cost: £220.00 + VAT(44.00) = £264.00

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 19th March 2021.

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Specialist Areas

We cover the following areas in detail

  • Forensic Risk Assessment
  • WAIS
  • J-SOAP
  • HCR-20
  • Aggression Intervention
  • Working with Personality Disorder
  • Assessment and Understanding of Psychopathy
  • Personality Disorder
  • SVR-20
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Forensic Therapies


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