September 11, 2012
Simple tool may help inexperienced psychiatrists better predict violence risk in patients, U-M study finds
ceus for counselors “If trainees are indeed less able than trained and experienced clinicians to accurately perform risk assessments for violence, it’s important to figure out a way to improve their accuracy,” he says. “Our study shows that evidence-based structured tools might have the potential to augment training and improve risk assessment.” ### Citation: Psychiatric Services, Sept. 1, 2012; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200019 Other authors: Sarah R. Holley, Ph.D.; Mary Leary, M.D.; Dale E. McNiel, Ph.D. Conflicts of interest: None. Funding: This work was partly supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant R25 MH060482), a Minority Fellowship sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and a Clinical and Translational Science Award (ULI RR024131) from the National Institutes of Health.