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Actuarial Assessment of Violence Risk Assessment

  • 30 Jun 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Webinar (Zoom)
  • 10


  • Select this option if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education and you are a member of NBFE (i.e., CFMHE or CFMHE Applicant or Candidate) or of a partnering organization (see nbfe.net/partners for full listing)
  • Select this option if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education and you are not a member of NBFE or a partnering organization (see nbfe.net/partners for full listing)
  • Select this option if you are a member NBFE or one of its partnering associations and you do NOT want a continuing education certificate.
  • Choose this option if you are an NBFE board member, staff, or committee chair, or an employee of Darsey Black & Associates.

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This course provides an overview of general risk assessment using actuarial tools. It provides mental health professionals with practical skills related to using specific risk assessment tools, which tools are most appropriate, how to rate and score the tools, and how to interpret the tools. 

The topics covered include foundational principles of violence risk assessment and the use of standardized, evidence-based procedures for risk assessment and management, including the HCR-20-V3 and the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG). The course accommodates varying levels of experience in risk assessment, from beginner to advanced, and will give you practical skills and knowledge to perform a comprehensive violence risk assessment for your clients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn to identify and define risk as well as Protective Factors.  
  2. Participants will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the unstructured clinical judgment, actuarial, and Structured Professional Judgment approaches to risk assessment. 
  3. Participants will learn how to use, score, and interpret actuarial risk assessment tools. 
  4. Participants will receive examples for reporting the findings of violence risk assessment.


  • $60 for NBFE members (i.e., CFMHEs and CFMHE applicants/candidates) and, for members of  our partnering organizations (see Professional Partners for current listing)
  • $80 for non-members

About the Presenters

Tommy Black, Ph.D., LMHC, LPC, CFMHE


Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators.

Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT. He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Impulse Control Issues, Relationship difficulties, and Adjustment Difficulties.

Continuing Education Information 


The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

This webinar has been approved for 3.0 general contact hour(s) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counselingand the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-847460 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

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