An introduction to threat management, risk assessment, and a clinician's role. Particular focus on risk management involving child, adolescent, and young adult clients

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Far too frequently, communities are faced with the horrible consequences resulting from acts of violence committed by young people. More and more, mental health professionals are being asked to weigh in on scenarios where a child, teen or young adult has made threat of violence at their school, college or workplace. For many professionals, this request feels overwhelming because of the responsibility for having to make a decision regarding a potentially violent situation/ individual.

    This podcast provides an introduction to the field of threat management, including leading organizations relevant to mental health professionals, and best practices in assessing threats of violence, particularly involving children, teen, and young adults. This episode also discusses Red Flag behaviors exhibited addressed by schools, universities or workplaces and information about recognized risk assessment tools to more effectively assess the risk for violence.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Identify three goals of a threat management team and threat assessment process; Name five factors/ signs that indicate that a person may be at a higher risk for violence


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

    Course requirements (including the course audio, post-test, and course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or your other favorite podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

Interviewee & Interviewer

Robert Scholz, LMFT #41601, LPCC #1325

Risk Management and Motivational Interviewing Expert Trainer

Robert Scholz, M.A., LMFT, LPCC, NCC is dually licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Robert has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty plus years working in university mental health and disability services departments, community mental health agencies, private practice, forensic psychology and school-based settings. He maintains an active relationship with Pepperdine University, having served as an Adjunct Professor and trainer to students and staff for over a decade. His current company, The Change Place, offers psychotherapy, training and consultation services to a diverse group of individuals and organizations. His consultation and training clients include community/ forensic mental health agencies, schools/ universities, churches, and professional organizations across many topic areas, including: motivational interviewing, threat assessment/management, sex offender risk assessment and treatment, crisis intervention and postvention, effective responses to traumatic events, raising resilient teens and adolescent substance abuse. He has authored several publications on the topics of motivational interviewing, addiction, counseling men and boys, disaster mental health and effective systemic responses to sexual violence. Robert is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization committed to promoting high-quality MI practice and training. Please visit his website for more information about him and his work.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter. She operates a private practice in Westlake Village, CA, where she provides therapy to adolescent/young adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. Beth is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. She also has two young children, a super cool husband who helps out with Clearly Clinical, a rescue dog, and a rescue cat.

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