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Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI 2.0) Certified Training

US$605 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 9 Credits
Length: 9 Hours
Level: Intermediate
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The prediction of recidivism risk and the identification of criminogenic needs are key to evidence-based practice in correctional, legal, and behavioral health settings. The newest version of the most commonly-used and widely-researched scheme for risk/needs assessment in adult offenders is the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI 2.0). Following the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of offender rehabilitation, the YLS/CMI 2.0 measures risk factors empirically-associated with recidivism as well as offender strengths, supervision considerations, and factors. The YLS/CMI 2.0 has been found to produce accurate and reliable assessments of recidivism risk across sexes, ethnicities, and countries. Presented by one of only 18 Master Trainers in the world, this On Demand workshop will train you in the use of the YLS/CMI 2.0 while earning 9 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the YLS/CMI 2.0 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 YLS/CMI 2.0 will be provided, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply YLS/CMI 2.0 reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the tool’s coding manual and to learn to avoid common administration errors. Attendees should have access to an YLS/CMI 2.0 manual and coding sheet purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Multi-Health Systems For details visit:
Trainer Biography
Ralph Fretz, PhD is a licensed psychologist and expert witness who is an official Master Trainer for the LSI-R, LS/CMI, YLS/CMI 2.0, and LS/RNR. Former award-winning Director of Assessment and Research at Community Education Centers, Dr. Fretz is a graduate of Columbia University and Seton Hall School of Professional Psychology. He has worked with a variety of populations including juvenile and adult offenders, sexual offenders, and psychiatric inpatients. Dr. Fretz’s work has been published in a number of leading scholarly journals, and he frequently speaks at national and international conferences.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of offender rehabilitation
  • Apply interviewing best practices for the YLS/CMI 2.0
  • Learn to administer the YLS/CMI 2.0
  • Practice administering the YLS/CMI 2.0 using case studies

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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