A Primer on SVP (Sexually Violent Predator) Evaluations in Virginia

May 16 2018, one-day program OR day 3 in series

ILPPP Office, 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville VA

Forensic Training Series

This special one-day program provides a 'Primer' on SVP evaluations in Virginia, with expert faculty covering an overview of the SVP process and implications for evaluations; practical steps in conducting evaluations to construct a strong SVP evaluation report; rigorous overview of paraphilia diagnoses; and overview of providing expert testimony in SVP legal proceedings.  This program may meet needs of providers for renewal of SOTP certification in Virginia.  

NOTE: This program stands alone OR can be part of a 3-day series that includes this program and the May 14-15 'Assessing Individuals Charged with Sexual Crimes'.    Find a special REDUCED registration rate for the 3-day series here: REGISTER for 3-day series DISCOUNT here

Date: Wednesday May 16 2018   

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

If you are interested to know about local lodging please inquire with els2e@virginia.edu.  Several hotels nearby include the following:

University's Cavalier Inn  - 15-20 minutes walking minutes walking, 5-8 minutes driving
105 North Emmet Street, Charlottesville VA, 22903-1728 / Phone - 434-296-8111 / Toll Free - 888-882-2129

Marriott Residence Inn – 5-8 minutes walking, 3-5 minutes driving

1111 Millmont Street , Charlottesville VA 22903 / Phone - 434-923-0300


The English Inn  - 10-12 minutes walking (shorter walk along city footpath, longer walk along streets), 5-8 minutes driving

2000 Morton Drive, Charlottesville VA 22903 / Phone - 434-971-9900 / Toll Free - 800-786-5400


Lead faculty for this program: Daniel Murrie PhD, Professor, School of Medicine, ILPPP is lead faculty.  Other faculty include Jill Ryan Esq., Office of the Attorney, Eric Madsen CSOTP, Virginia Department of Corrections, and Mario Dennis PhD, Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation.  Brief bios will be provided on the agenda.  

Educational objectives: At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Identify sources of Virginia law and policy regarding individuals considered  sexually violent predators (SVP)

Discuss statutory and policy provisions for evaluation of SVP and aspects of court proceedings regarding SVP

Describe elements of sexually violent predator evaluation settled under Virginia case law

Identify and describe paraphilic diagnoses associated with SVP

Compare and contrast several types of assessment for pedophilic disorder: interviews and self report, laboratory measurements, behaviorally-informed assessment

Discuss elements, procedures, and ethical parameters of forensic evaluation with individuals charged with sexual crimes, sexual offenders, and sexually violent predators

Identify dynamic and static risk factors of important for assessments with sexually violent predator

Draft a report for evaluation of SVP under Virginia law and policy using a model of best practices for report writing


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) :

Mario Dennis PhD, Mark Hastings PhD, Anita Schlank 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, Michael Schaefer PhD, Benjamin Skowysz LCSW, Janet Warren DSW

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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 (expected) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 6.0 (expected) hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine 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 will be $12 for each hour of credits claimed out of the 6 total available.  NOTICE:  Physicians and any others requesting either PRA Category 1 award or Hours of Participation award MUST PAY IN ADVANCE or BRING A CHECK TO THE PROGRAM.   Inquire at els2e@virginia.edu

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.

The cost will be $6 per hour ($6 x 12 hours=$72).

Continuing education

Please find complete information regarding continuing education at the link provided below or 

email els2e@virginia.edu  Thank you. 

LINK to Continuing Education details. Please cursor to the program of interest. 

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: http://ilppp.virginia.edu/OREM/Registrant/SignIn
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 els2e@virginia.edu 
Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00.  Others - $195.00  Cancellation fee  - $25.00. 

NOTE: special reduced 3-day SERIES REGISTRATION. 

PLEASE REGISTER for 3-day series HERE:  


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).