Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised by HC121014072012


									     Assessing the risk of suicide and self-injurious
          The Risk of Suicide Protocol (RoSP)

         Professor Nicola Gray, Professor Robert Snowden

               Oldwalls, Gower, Wales, UK; 16th-17th April 2012
The Risk of Suicide Protocol (RoSP) is a formal               formulate risk of suicide and self-injurious behaviour.
structured risk assessment tool that was designed to          It also covers practice cases and group discussions.
predict the future occurrence of self-injurious               Some information on its evidence-base will be
behaviours.      It is an example of a structured             provided.
professional judgement scheme that guides the
clinician through a series of risk factors that should be     As the RoSP is new and this is our first training
considered when making a judgement about the                  workshop in its use, we are offering this course at
future risk of suicide attempts.                              “cost price” on the understanding that all might not
                                                              go as smoothly as a well-established workshop!
RoSP considers information from 4 domains (History,
Current Clinical, Current Crisis, and Current Thinking).      Everyone attending this Workshop will receive a
It guides the clinician on the relevance of these items       Certificate of Attendance and a copy of the current
and where and when each might be most useful. It              RoSP manual.
then describes a protocol for combining these items
to provide a formulation of the risks and how to              Attendance is open to professionals from a wide
produce a management plan. This protocol leans                range of disciplines. In the past we have trained
heavily on similar instruments (e.g., HCR20-V3, RSVP)         psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers,
so as to provide a common pathway and technique               occupational therapists, legal representatives,
for risk assessment.                                          probation officers, prison officers, etc, in the SPJ
                                                              approach. Indeed a ‘multi-disciplinary’ approach is
Training consists of a two 2-day workshop to learn            encouraged.
about the RoSP and how to score, interpret and

         The Training Workshop will:
                Provide participants with training and practice in the administration, scoring, and
                 interpretation of the RoSP
                Provide participants with manuals for the RoSP and a delegate pack
               Provide an overview of theory and research on suicide and parasuicide, its measurement and
               Discuss the use and misuse of these instruments within various settings (e.g,. inpatients,
                community, etc.).
     Assessing the risk of suicide and self-injurious
          The Risk of Suicide Protocol (RoSP)

         Professor Nicola Gray, Professor Robert Snowden
                Oldwalls, Gower, Wales, UK; 16th-17th April 2012


Professor Gray is a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist and is head of psychology for Pastoral Cymru. She is
the co-author of the RoSP. She is the Director of the Wales Applied Risk Research Network (WARRN). She has
published extensively in the fields of schizophrenia, risk assessment, and psychopathy. She is lead-author on several
articles relating to the risk assessment instruments, (see below). She uses the RoSP as routine practice in her work at
Ty Catrin Personality Disorder Service, and has used it in assessment for Courts and in her expert testimony in both
criminal cases and child-care cases.

Professor Snowden is a forensic psychologist whose research includes the study of violence, sexual violence,
psychopathy, and suicide. He is the lead author of the RoSP. He has published extensively on the issue of the
prediction of violent behaviour. He has lectured and taught on this topic to undergraduates, post-graduates,
professionals, and government agencies for many years and has given training courses on issues such as HCR20 and
psychopathy (PCL-R) on many occasions.

         Gray, N. S., Taylor, J., & Snowden, R. J. (2011). Predicting violence using structured professional judgment in
patients with different mental and behavioral disorders. Psychiatry Research, 187, 248-253.
         Snowden, R. J., Gray, N. S., & Taylor, J. (2010) Risk assessment for future violence in individuals from an
ethnic minority group in the UK. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9, 118-123.
         Snowden R. J., Gray N. S., Taylor, J. & Fitzgerald, S., (2009) Assessing risk of future violence in inpatients
using the Classification of Violence Risk (COVR) Psychiatric Services 60, 1522-1526.
         Gray N. S., Taylor J. & Snowden R. J. (2008) Predicting violent reconvictions using structured clinical
judgment. British Journal of Psychiatry 192, 384-387.

£200 for the 2-day course. Lunches and refreshments are provided. As this is “cost price” we are not able to offer
any further discounts (e.g., students).

For further information and a registration form please contact:
Nicola Gray Email: nicolagray@pastoralcymru.com or 07825 500633 or visit our website

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