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LSI-R to LS/CMI Upgrade Training

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 6 hours
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: None
Training Style: Video
Category: Level of Service Suite of Training
Intended Audience:

Training Description
This 6-hour training is designed to serve as an upgrade training for previously trained LSI-R users to become trained users of 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 5 sections. To set the stage, users are first provided with a review of the first 5 modules of the LS/CMI. Introducing its elements, history, and rationale. Next, the LS/CMI tool is discussed, including a review of each section. Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity, and Professional Discretion to increase users understanding of the importance of structured, validated risk/need assessments will be discussed. 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 third 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, case planning and some general points to remember.
This training is designed for individuals who have previously completed a LSI-R 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:
Presenter Bio
James M. Lant is the Manager of Integrations and Implementations at Multi-Health Systems Inc. James has worked in the criminal justice space for over 12 years. He has helped both youth and adult agencies adopt risk assessment and case management measures, policies, and procedures all over the world by training staff, building solutions, and distributing technology for these organizations. James has been a Master trainer for all Level of Service tools for 4 years and has presented best practices in offender risk assessment at conferences and universities. From 2017-2020, James served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Violence and Recidivism Executive Bulletin for the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR). The bulletin includes summaries of peer reviewed research articles on Offender Risk/Need assessment from 150 peer-reviewed journals and is sent to 900 subscribers each month.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training, you will be able to…
  • Describe the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model.
  • Apply interviewing best practices for the LS/CMI™.
  • Combine risk assessment and case management in one convenient evidence-based system.
  • Apply all the essential tools needed to aid in treatment planning for and management of clients in justice, forensic, correctional, prevention, and related agencies.
  • Assess the rehabilitation needs of clients, their risk of recidivism, and the most relevant factors related to supervision and programming requirements.
  • Identify strengths and be gender-informed.
  • 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.
  • Practice administering the LS/CMI™ using case studies.
  • Administer the LS/CMI™ in the field.

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. 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. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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