Dr. Karl Hanson – Prediction statistics for risk tools for crime and violence

This workshop provides training on the statistics used to evaluate the risk prediction tools now commonly used in corrections and forensic mental health.  It is intended for individuals who use, or are considering using, risk assessment tools in their applied practice.  Only basic knowledge of statistics is presumed (e.g., means, SD). Participants will learn the basic concepts required to evaluate risk tools, including the distinction between diagnostic and prognostic statistics, discrimination, and calibration. Most of the workshop will involve working through a series of exercises that demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of specific evaluation methods, such as the fourfold table, AUC’s, Cohen’s d, the E/O index, logistic regression, and calibration plots.  Bring a calculator.  

Drs. Gary Chaimowitz and Mini Mamak – The electronic Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management Cloud (eHARM-cloud) Workshop

Learning outcomes

  1. History of risk assessment and risk assessment methods will be reviewed.
  2. Participants will be introduced to the new cloud based eHARM; with a focus on updates being highlighted
  3. Participants will complete the eHARM on practice cases.

The electronic Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (eHARM) is the first cloud based structured professional judgment tool the guides the assessor(s) to formulate opinions regarding risk of violence. The eHARM was created to bring all information to bear in assessing risk, foster and document discussion of risk among clinical team members, and provide a guided, continuous risk assessment and management process. It combines both historical/static and dynamic factor to assess risk as reflected in the literature. Although initially designed for an inpatient forensic population, it has been adapted or modified for general psychiatric inpatient, community, and youth forensic patient groups. Moving risk assessments to the cloud not only pushes the risk assessment field forward by allowing greater opportunity for research and patient analytics.

Workshops are available for an additional fee and only offered in-person.