In this age of mass shootings and workplace violence, terms like “violence risk” and “threat assessment” have become common terms. But what do they really mean? Who does them and why? And do they work? On this episode of Thread of Evidence, Dr. Joni Johnston talks with Dr. Kelly Watt and gives us an up-close-and-personal look at what it means to ask the hard questions and make the tough decisions about how deadly a person might really be.
Dr. Kelly A. Watt obtained her BA in psychology at Simon Fraser and her MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a Psychology Fellow at Vancouver Coastal Health between 2008 and 2010. She currently works as Threat Assessment Specialist at Protect International Risk and Safety Services Inc. and a Workplace Consultant at Competence Center Bergen.