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Violence Risk Assessment & Management in Community Mental Health Settings
June 3, 2019

Violence Risk Assessment & Management is a three-hour self-paced course that provides the necessary tools for clinicians to assess, manage, and stabilize threats of violence, hosted on the HealtheKnowledge platform. Concerns about violence risk frequently arise in clinical settings. There is often confusion among providers about the boundaries of confidentiality, when and how to invoke their professional obligation to protect or warn third parties, and how to balance therapeutics and public safety.

This course addresses:

  • Boundaries of confidentiality
  • Clinicians’ duty to warn or protect potential victims
  • Proven methods to assess and manage the risk of violence

Each module of the course includes:

  • Real case vignettes
  • A 3-item assessment to guide your learning
  • Interactive practical exercises with feedback

In addition, a 3.0 hour certificate of completion is available.

Course Flyer


  • Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, a forensic clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine based at Harborview Medical Center 
  • Dr. Katherine Michaelsen, a forensic psychiatrist at the Puget Sound Veterans Administration and Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Dr. Tobias Wasser, a forensic psychiatrist at Whiting Forensic Hospital and Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine


Registration and Technical Support


This online course was created by the Northwest Region 10 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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