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Promoting Risk Interventions by Situational Management (PRISM) (CPD event)

Our two-day workshop enables attendees to carry out the PRISM process for reducing institutional violence.

Date and time: Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October 2018
Location: Forensic Academy, The University of Manchester
Fee: £649
Contact us: Email or phone +44 (0)161 306 7802


The Promoting Risk Interventions by Situational Management (PRISM) process helps reduce institutional violence by understanding the impact of situational risk factors. 

This is an evidence-based process that systematically considers all elements of institutional structure and functioning, from security and control, through staff training, morale and experience, to organisational features including management style, policies and interventions.

Just as a physical prism splits white light into its constituent elements, PRISM takes the whole organisation and identifies the constituent elements that affect violence within the organisation; it breaks down complexity so that interventions can be approached in a measured and systematic manner.

The PRISM process moves in seven steps from data collection through risk formulation and scenario planning towards the development of effective interventions for violence prevention.

This workshop will teach participants how to carry out the PRISM process using didactic sessions and case studies.

Who should attend?

The workshop is relevant to clinicians, managers, administrators, policy makers and researchers involved in institutions where there is a risk of violence.

About the trainer

Professor David Cooke

David Cooke is a Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and former head of the Forensic Clinical Psychology service in Glasgow. He is the Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University and a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway.

Author of over 165 scientific books, monographs, chapters and research papers, he has published extensively on the PCL-R and psychopathy. He was an associate editor of Criminological and Legal Psychology from its inception until 2005, and a Consulting Editor for Psychological Assessment for five years. He was until recently an associate editor of the Journal of Personality Disorders.

He has provided workshops on violence risk assessment and the assessment of psychopathy all over the world.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: he was awarded the Senior Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Forensic Psychology from the Division of Forensic Psychology of the British Psychological Society in 2006. He is Past-President of the European Association of Psychology and Law. 

How to book your place

Book online or download and complete the ‌Forensic Academy event booking form (Word, 41KB).

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7802