Assessing Risk for Violence in Clinical Practice

Wednesday, September 18 2019

ILPPP Office, 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville

Forensic Training Series

This one-day program will provide an overview of risk assessment, risk factors, risk communications and report writing.  The morning will cover history of risk assessment, empirically supported risk factors, individualized and idiographic considerations, risk communication and report writing.  The afternoon will provide an overview of risk assessment instruments, a detailed overview of the HCR-20, and an extensive exercise that applies HCR-20 and other content explored in the training.  The program concludes with discussion of risk assessment and risk management. Mental health professionals, criminal justice professionals, mental health and criminal justice administrators and policy makers, and others may be interested in this program. If you are interested in risk assessment with juveniles please see information for that special program.

Date: Wednesday September 18 2019 one-day program

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Lunch on your own.

Location: Offices of ILPPP, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA.  ILPPP is at 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville, VA 22904.  Cedars Court is a cul de sac off Barracks Road, near Emmet Street (US 29 Business) and the US 29/250 Bypass.  There is a local bank on both corners at the entrance to Cedars Court.  ILPPP offices are in the 1228-1230 Cedar Court Center, in the 1230 Building, which is the rear building.  ILPPP entrances are at the farthest corner of the 1230 Building.  There is plenty of free parking but please do not park in spots marked 'Visitor' which are for the convenient of patients visiting clinics at the Center.  Please use your favorite mapping tools to find directions from your address.  One mapping resource provides this Mapping to ILPPP

Faculty for this program: Daniel Murrie PhD, Brett Garland PhD, and Elisha Agee PsyD, all with ILPPP.  Please request formal agenda and faculty bios, when they are available, at

Educational objectives

 At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Define base rates for violence in various populations

Identify empirically supported risk factors including dynamic and static risk factors

Discuss clinical aspects of risk assessment

Discuss features of structured risk assessment instruments (including a practice exercise)

Describe elements of a risk assessment report and effective risk communications


The following speaker(s) with this program have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services: (in alphabetical order) :

Elisha Agee PsyD, Brett Gardner PhD, Daniel Murrie PhD

The planning committee have no personal or professional financial relationships with a commercial entity producing healthcare goods and/or services (in alphabetical order): Daniel Murrie PhD, Angela Torres PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

Continuing education

Participants will receive a general certification of attendance.  Award of accredited hours of continuing education requires documentation and may require payment. 

Please see detailed information below.  Please send questions to email  Thank you. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

For physicians and others

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education, as accredited provider(s),  awards  6 hours of participation (consistent with the  designated number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  or ANCC contact hours) to participants who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine and/or The University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education maintains a record of participation for six (6) years.

The program is jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy at the University of Virginia.

The cost is $18 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.  An award for partial attendance may be allowed. 

For psychologists and others

The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This is an introductory level program.

The cost is $10 per hour ($10 x 6 hours=$60).  Accreditation rules do not allow award for partial attendance.  This fee is waived for those registering at the 'Other' registration rate.

For sworn officers and others

ILPPP will seek accreditation of Partial In-Service Credit through Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. 

There will be no additional cost for these credits.

How to register for the program

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password:
After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts a registrant  into the program they will receive a second automated email that confirms registration and includes invoice information and online payment instructions.
Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist participant's planning. Questions about registration may go to 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy


Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $90

Others - $225

Cancellation fee - $25.00.

A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).