Trauma, Violence and Recovery: Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Harry Kennedy
(National Forensic Mental Health Service, Ireland)

Dr. Ian Freckelton

Four Post Conference Workshops to select from (click on the title of the workshops for more information):

1. Introduction to the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability: Adolescent Version (START:AV) – full day – Jodi Viljoen, Tonia Nicholls, Keith Cruise

2. Violence Triage in Forensic Mental Health: Identifying and Prioritizing Patients for Violence Risk Assessment – full day – Kelly Watt, Stephen Hart

3. Assessment of protective factors for violence risk: Learning to use the SAPROF – half day – Michiel de Vries Robbe, Vivienne de Vogel, Ellen van den Broek

4. Forensic Triage and Recovery: the DUNDRUM toolkit – half day – Professor Harry Kennedy, Dr Mary Davoren, Dr Ronan Mullaney and Dr Stephen Monks

IAFMHS awards one Christopher Webster Young Scholar Award each year. The award is made at the annual conference, the recipient of the award is presented with $500 US, and his or her name is published on the IAFMHS website.

Eligibility criteria and application: Young scholars are defined on the basis of their age (under 35 years) and their professional status (their application should be made no more than one year after obtaining their PhD). Prospective young scholars should have had a paper (paper may be part of a symposium) or poster accepted for presentation at the forthcoming annual conference of the IAFMHS and must be registered (paid in full) prior to submitting proposal. The young scholar must nominate him or herself.

Their application for the award should comprise (a) the abstract of their presentation, (b) a personal statement (no more than 250 words on why they are eligible for the award), and (c) a brief CV (no more than 2 pages).

Please submit all application materials to Dr. Corine de Ruiter, Past President IAFMHS, at, by April 11, 2014.

Important Dates

Early Registration Ends March31, 2014
Christopher Webster Young Scholar Award Submission April 11, 2014
Conference June 19-21, 2014
Post-conference Workshops June 22, 2014
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