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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Forensic Psychiatry Program and Mental Health and Addiction Program,
and McMaster University present the 11th Annual Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference

Workshop #2

The 5th Generation in Risk Assessment

Presenters: Dr. Mini Mamak, Ms. Katelyn Mullally & Mr. Andrew Bilardo

A training workshop in the use of the AIS and eHARM, a team based analytic supported risk assessment tool.  The eHARM is an electronic structured professional judgment tool that not only assesses risk but improves risk management.  Its aggregator component allows for improved quality improvement, resource allocation and research.  This workshop will introduce the participants to the tool and allow them to be familiar with the its use.  The eHARM is now available for Forensic, Civil, Psychiatry and Correctional populations.

Dr. Mini Mamak

Mini Mamak, Ed.D, C.Psych., Senior Psychologist, Forensic Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton; Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University.  Dr. Mamak completed her doctorate from OISE, University of Toronto in 1997.  Dr. Mamak has significant experience working with offender and forensic populations and undertaking research in forensic contexts.  She is a member of the Board of Advisory for the Canadian Critical Incident Association and is an appointed member of the Ontario Review Board.  She is a sought after lecturer in the areas of female violence, hostage negotiations, threat assessment, violent offending, and risk prediction.  She has been invited to speak at conferences and police services, both nationally and internationally.  Dr. Mamak is the lead author of the HARM and AIS and has completed several investigations of the tools, with numerous other projects under way.  Given her work in the area of inpatient risk assessment and management, Dr. Mamak is currently a member of the Task Force examining inpatient Aggression in Forensic Mental Health with Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Mr. Andrew Bilardo

Andrew Bilardo is a Research Assistant within the Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, in addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, and is currently preparing to pursue graduate studies in Mental Health and Addictions.  Andrew has been involved in a number of ongoing clinical studies at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton including:  Evaluating FASD Screening Approaches and Understanding the Relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Aggression in Forensic Psychiatry as well as both research and implementation involving the Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM).

Ms. Katelyn Mullally

Katelyn Mullally is a Research Assistant withinthe Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ryerson Universityh and is currently preparing to pursue graduate studies in Clinical Psychology.  Katelyn has been highly involved in ongoing training, implementation, and research involving the Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM) and has trained and presented on the new electronic version of the tool (eHARM) nationally and internationally.


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April 6th & 7th, 2017

The conference is taking place on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A pre-conference workshop will be held on April 5th, 2017.

Sheraton Hotel Hamilton

Once again, we are pleased to host the conference at the Sheraton Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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