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 Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) is a unique actuarial risk assessment instrument designed assess recidivism risk using self-report among male offenders. Containing both static and dynamic risk factors, the SAQ takes only 20 minutes to administer and has been found in peer-reviewed research to produce accurate predictions of both violent and non-violent recidivism. Presented by the instrument’s developer, this workshop will train you in the use of the SAQ while earning 4 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit. The development of the SAQ will be discussed, scale-by-scale instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, and a review of the peer-reviewed research on the SAQ will be provided. Attendees should have access to SAQ manual purchasable through the instrument’s publisher, Multi-Health Systems. For details, visit: http://www.mhs.com/
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative On Demand Training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase the reliability and accuracy of your youth violence assessments using the SAQ
Earn 4 Continuing Education Credits from APA, ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
Wagdy Loza, CPsych, PhD is a Licensed Psychologist as well as the developer of the SAQ. Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association section on Extremism/Terrorism, Dr. Loza served the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) for almost 30 years of experience including as Chief Psychologist at Kingston Penitentiary. Dr. Loza has over 40 publications and has offered workshops across the globe, including in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Kuwait, Amsterdam, Portugal, South Africa, and the United States.
The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Canadian Psychological Association, and the New York Department of Education 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) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB 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. Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected]. 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 this Continuing Education program or from its presenter(s). The number of CE Credits provided for this training is commensurate to its length in hours. The level of instruction of this training is “Introductory”. The format for this training is homestudy without interactivity. The intended audience for this training includes mental health, correctional, and legal professionals.
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