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Booster Training on Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI)

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 4 Hours
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: None
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This 4-hour booster training is designed to serve as a refresher on the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (LS/CMI). Following the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of offender rehabilitation, the LS/CMI™ is a fully functioning case management tool and assessment that measures the risk and need factors empirically associated with recidivism as well as offender strengths, supervision considerations, and factors of late adolescent and adult offenders. The LS/CMI™ has been found to produce accurate and reliable assessments of recidivism risk across sexes, ethnicities, and countries.
The training consists of 6 sections. Users are first provided with a review of the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity, and Professional Discretion to increase users understanding of the importance of structured, validated risk/need assessments. Next, the LS/MCI tool is discussed, including a review of each section. Following this, a review of assessment practices is provided, with tips for conducting a valid interview. Despite best efforts, mistakes sometimes occur. To help prevent this, the fourth section describes common assessment mistakes and tips for avoiding them. The standardized scoring rules are also reviewed, with an emphasis on common errors. The training concludes with a video scoring exercise allowing users to test their understanding of the scoring criteria, a discussion of the scoring, and some general points to remember.
This training is designed for individuals who have previously completed a LS/CMI training and are certified to conduct assessments. Professionals who wish to use the LS/CMI in practice but have not been previously trained should take Dr. Stephen Wormith’s comprehensive LS/CMI On Demand training (
Participants should already have access to a LS/CMI™ Training Kit through Multi-Health Systems Inc. Training kits are not provided as part of this training. For details, visit:
Trainer Biography
Dr. Deborah Koetzle is an Associate Professor and the Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY and a Fellow with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Dr. Koetzle’s expertise centers around the topic of effective interventions for justice-involved individuals, with an emphasis on treatment effectiveness, risk assessment, program implementation and fidelity, and problem-solving courts. She has served as a consultant to local, state, and federal agencies on the topic of assessment, treatment, and program fidelity within both institutional and community-based programs, including the El Salvador penal system, the New York City Department of Probation, the Division of Criminal Justice Services in New York. She has been recognized as an expert on correctional rehabilitation by the United States Administrative Office of the Courts and serves as an expert consultant on the Evidence Assessment of Justice Programs and Practices grant awarded to Development Services Group by the Office of the Assistant Attorney General.
Dr. Koetzle’s research has appeared in Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and she is a co-author of What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism and co-editor of Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training you will be able to…
    • Describe the principles of risk, need, and responsivity
    • Identify types of questions that should and should not be used when conducting assessment interviews
    • List common assessment mistakes and describe techniques to prevent them
    • Explain common scoring mistakes
    • Apply the standardized scoring criteria with confidence

1 Sponsorship: Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, provider #1371, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Global Institute of Forensic Research maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social Workers completing this course receive continuing education credits. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) has been approved by NAADAC as an approved Continuing Education, Provider No. 144308. Programs that do not qualify for NAADAC credit are clearly identified. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider. ACEP No.6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0337. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0036.

2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].

3 Commercial Supports: Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. MHS receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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