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Queensland Corrective Services Level of Service Training Program

US$555 Regular Price

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 7 hours and 21 minutes
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: None
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

The level of service suite of tools is designed to measure risk within offending populations, and provide the information required to place each individual on the optimal path of rehabilitation. As you move through this program, you will notice that the program will primarily refer to the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory assessment (LS/CMI™). The LS/CMI provides essential tools needed to aid professionals in treatment planning for and management of those who have offended in justice, forensic, correctional, prevention, and related agencies. The Level of Service/Risk Need Responsivity (LS/RNR) is an abridged version of the LS/CMI. The LS/RNR differs from the LS/CMI only in that it requires less detailed offender history information and lacks the LS/CMI Case Management Protocol sections. The concept of risk assessment, overall structure, components, and comprehensive scoring of the LS/CMI are shared with the LS/RNR. This online training program will provide item-by-item instructions on how to reliably score the LS/CMI and interpret its findings, a review of peer-reviewed research on the LS/CMI will be provided, and guidance will be offered on how to apply LS/CMI reporting conventions in a Queensland context. Case studies will be employed to allow learners to practice using the tool’s User Manual and to learn to avoid common administration errors.
For Learners
Learners completing the LS/CMI curriculum will be accessing 15 video modules. The curriculum will begin with an overview of the program outlining the curriculum structure and the shared components between the LS/CMI and LS/RNR. A review of the first 4 theory-based modules of the LS/CMI, which introduce its elements, history, and rationale will follow. Then, the LS/CMI tool is discussed, including a review of each section. Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity 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 an effective interview. The training will include interactive scoring exercises allowing users to test their understanding of the scoring criteria. Discussion of the scoring, case planning and some general points to remember will be provided. Upon completion of the training program, learners will be certified to use both the LS/CMI and LS/RNR.
What does the training program consist of?
The program consists of a suite of 15 video modules. Each module has its own presentations, exercises, and handouts available online. An outline of the training curriculum structure can be found here.
LS/CMI Training Curriculum consists of 15 Video Modules including:
  • Case Studies and Scoring Exercises
  • Knowledge Checks
  • User Content Exam
  • Rating Exam
  • Certification
The Training Curriculum consists of the following areas of focus:
  • Program Introduction and Overview
  • History and Theory of Risk Assessments
  • Foundational Knowledge Modules
  • Practical Application and Scoring
  • Interviewing Practices
  • Actioning Assessment Outcomes
At the end of the training curriculum, you will be able to:
  • Explain what the LS/CMI is and the theory behind it
  • Explain how the LS/RNR is an abridged version of the LS/CMI
  • Describe the structure of both the LS/CMI and LS/RNR and the purpose of each section
  • Describe the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model
  • Apply interviewing best practices for the LS/CMI
  • Explain the scoring rules of the LS/CMI and their application
  • Utilise the LS/CMI scoring criteria to assess an individual’s risk/need profile and identify responsivity, program and placement considerations
  • Identify strengths (protective factors)
  • Describe the benefits of Normative Feedback
  • Score a LS/CMI and utilise the assessment outcomes to inform case management planning
  • Practice administering the LS/CMI using case studies
  • Administer the LS/CMI
  • Administer the LS/RNR

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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