A Balanced Approach to Violence and Sexual Risk Assessment: Introduction of the Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors (SAPROF)
June 5th, 2015
Mendota Mental Health Institute
David Thornton, Ph.D.
Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.
Current best practices includes assessing for protective factors as well as risk factors when evaluating violent and sexual offenders. Dr. Thornton and Dr. Kelley are trained trainers in the Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors (SAPROF) instrument. This workshop will provide attendees training in the use of the SAPROF including a thorough review of the research and scoring instructions for each item. Participants will have an opportunity to score practice cases. The workshop will conclude with instruction on how to interpret the results, integrate the results with data from risk assessments, and provide recommendations on how to write up the results. Attendees who complete this one day training will be able to utilize the SAPROF. A certificate of completion will be provided to those attendees who complete the workshop.