This course is designed to assist students in understanding the contemporary approaches used in conducting forensic risk assessments including a focus on the efficacy of such methods.
An understanding of the function and prevalence of personality disorders, such as psychopathy, will also be reviewed. This course will explain and critique the theoretical and practical measures of evaluating risk with clients while applying evidence-based measures and frameworks. This course will assist students in developing an appreciation for the complexities, benefits and limits of various structured clinical judgment procedures. Students will have an opportunity to review relevant literature while also having the opportunity to apply these skills to case study examples. Finally, this course will facilitate discussions and debates regarding theoretical and research methods as they relate to real-life cases and forensic practices.
Note: Students must have been admitted to the program to take this course. Admission to the program requires a diploma and/or a degree from an accredited university or CAAT.