10/28/2021 Grand Rounds
Violence Risk Prediction Through a Multicultural Lens
Lara Guzman-Hosta, PsyD
The case law, practice standards, and research on Violence Risk Assessment (VRA) has evolved rapidly in the past decade. The presenter will offer an analysis of the parallels between VRA practice trends and their correlates in societal and political forces. Often times the literature on VRA fails to discuss historic racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care and overrepresentation of individuals with marginalized identities in the criminal justice system. The presenter will offer insights from her clinical experience and discuss the possible future directions VRA may take. Applications for clinical practice and advocacy will be discussed.