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Learning to use the Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol (RSVP) workshop

Institute of Psychiatry Denmark Hill
23/11/2012 (09:15-17:00)

The RSVP is a structured Professional Judgement Tool, providing professionals with a framework to assist in the assessment and management of risk in sexual offenders.

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of violence risk assessment technology currently in use with sex offenders, and then describe the development, content, and administration of the RSVP. The workshop will emphasize that risk assess-ment must be rooted in the scientific literature, have sufficient structure and comprehensiveness and must not eliminate professional discretion.

Participants will be introduced to scenario planning techniques to forecast possible outcomes. A case study will be used to illustrate key points and provide participants with practice using the RSVP.

Target Group

This inter-disciplinary workshop is designed to acquaint experienced professionals with structured approaches to the assessment and management of physical and sexual violence.

- Experienced practitioners (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers) who work with mentally disordered offenders and have expertise in conducting individual assessments,

- Practitioners with training/experience in basic violence risk assessment (e.g., CPA risk assessments) but have not yet received formal training in violence risk assessment,

- Practitioners who are expected to lead or contribute significantly to detailed assess-ments of the violence potential of detained service users.


Dr Adrian Cree, BSc MRCPsych DFP, is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, and Medical Di-rector North London Clinic & Suttons Manor Hospital, Partnerships in care, Honorary Sen-ior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Forensic Teaching Unit, Institute of Psychiatry.

Dr Cree has six years clinical experience applying the HCR 20 and PCL SV and PCL R to a forensic population and four years experience applying it as a research tool to a general adult inpa-tient population. Dr Cree has a research interest in schizophrenia and comorbid antisocial personality disorder and service development. Dr Cree is currently conducting research on utility of HCR 20 risk assessment in a community general adult psychiatric population.

Fee: £ 300

Time: 9.30– 17.00 ( Registration starts at 9.15)

Venue: Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AF

Bookings and payments can be made:

- by card: please visit our online store.

- by cheque or invoice: please complete and return the booking form. If you wish to pay by cheque, please  make it payable to King’s College London and send it to: FANS Teaching Unit, BoxPO23, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF

Last date for Bookings: 19th November (please contact the office if you would like to book a place after this date)

Cancellations Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before 26th October 2012 are subject to a £50 charge. Cancellations received after this date will incur the full fee. We are happy to accept a substitute delegate if the original delegate is unable to attend.

If you have any queries, please contact Alessandra Scotti or see the information poster here.


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