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704 | Adolescent Homicidal Threat Assessment: Psychometric Findings From a Newly Developed Instrument

Saturday 9/16 2:15 – 3:30, Suicide and Self-harm: Awareness, Prevention, and Postvention, Workshop Tracks


Robert Moore, Ph.D., Ed.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




Most psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, and medical professionals receive training and supervision on assessment and intervention for suicidal potential. However, homicidal assessment is frequently unclear and/or often neglected, especially concerning adolescent homicidality leading to mass casualty incidents. To address the need to assess adolescent homicide potential better, an instrument was developed, and psychometric properties were established to provide a risk assessment screening and an intervention process whereby homicidal potential is significantly reduced. The overall findings of the data on the threat and protective variables from mental health providers and school counselors will be examined, along with a presentation and analysis of the instrument’s reliability and validity data. Finally, there will be an examination of the impact of the instrument as it relates to uses and limitations in clinical and educational settings.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify and assess five critical factors in assessing adolescent homicidal potential
2. Describe five critical preventive factors in reducing adolescent homicidal potential
3. Analyze the research findings to their practice in assessing and reducing adolescent homicidal harm potential
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