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  • SBCPA Salon Series: A Clinician's Primer on Violence and Mental Illness, presented by John Lewis, Ph.D.

SBCPA Salon Series: A Clinician's Primer on Violence and Mental Illness, presented by John Lewis, Ph.D.

  • 12 Sep 2014
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 2060 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 202 (access off of Mission Ridge Rd), Santa Barbara


This Salon is full.  To be put on a waiting list, you may send an email directly to Karen Lehman, Ph.D....


Psychologists and other mental health professionals periodically encounter clinical situations involving a potentially violent patient.  Although infrequent, these events require that clinicians possess an understanding of the research surrounding violence and mental illness.  The workshop is designed to increase clinicians’ knowledge on this topic and provide a model for assessing and managing risk that can be incorporated into clinical practice. 

Goals and Objectives:

Attendees will be able to:

  •  Identify limitations to the use of  “clinical judgment” when assessing violence risk.
  •  Describe early research regarding actuarial methods for assessing violence risk.
  •  Identify empirically derived violence risk factors.
  •  Develop a plan for assessing violence risk with new clients as part of the intake process.

Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30pm – Greet, sign in, and socialize

5:30-5:35pm – Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

5:35-6:45pm – Presentation of topic (following the above description and objectives)

6:45-7:00pm – Q&A/evaluations

About the Presenter

John Lewis, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who practices in Santa Barbara and Ventura. He specializes in forensic psychological assessment and consultation and he maintains a small psychotherapy practice.  Dr. Lewis completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at George Mason University and he worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in the Washington, DC area before relocating to California and opening his practice in 2008.  He conducts forensic assessments for both civil and criminal matters and he is on the court diagnostician panel in Santa Barbara and Ventura.

1.5 CE's available for California-licensed Psychologists

The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 2.0 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

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