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Violence Risk Appraisal Guide-Revised (VRAG-R) Training

US$491 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 8 Credits
Length: 8 Hours
Level: Intermediate
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Violence Risk Appraisal Guide-Revised (VRAG-R) is the innovative update to the most commonly-used actuarial violence risk assessment tool in the world. Designed to estimate the likelihood that a male criminal offender or forensic psychiatric patient will commit a new violent or sexual offense, the VRAG-R produces an estimated recidivism rate for different lengths of follow-up. Replication studies have established the VRAG scheme’s ability to accurately predict violent recidivism in a variety of settings as well as in child molesters, rapists, and non-violent offenders. Presented by the only certified trainers on the VRAG-R and offered exclusively through the Global Institute of Forensic Research, this On Demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the VRAG-R while earning 8 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the VRAG-R will be discussed, item-by-item instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, a review of the peer-reviewed research on the VRAG-R will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply VRAG-R reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the tool's manual and to learn to avoid common administration errors.
Trainer Biographies
Vernon L. Quinsey, PhD is a co-author of the VRAG-R. He was the founding Director of the Research Department at the Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Biology, and Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston. Vern has over 200 publications and has received a number of awards for his research, including the Donald Hebb Award from the Canadian Psychological Association for contributions to psychology as a science.
Brian W. Judd, PhD is the only certified trainer on the VRAG-R other than the instrument's developers. A licensed sex offender treatment provider in Washington, Dr. Judd has over 20 years of experience administering the VRAG and now the VRAG-R in his practice serving juvenile and adult sexual offenders.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Discuss the development of the VRAG-R
  • Review the research literature on the VRAG-R
  • Explore the coding rules for the VRAG-R
  • Practice scoring the VRAG-R

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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