Risk, Needs, Responsivity Model for Treatment Courts SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE

3 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025

Presenter: Darcy Davis, PhD, MSW

Risk-need-responsivity theory is based primarily on theories of behavioral psychology and is intended to support efforts at crime prevention through providing services targeted towards individual criminogenic risk factors. The Risk Principle involves matching the level of service to the individuals risk to reoffend. There is a growing support in the research for reserving treatment resources for high risk offenders. The Need principle involves assessing each person for known criminogenic needs and target treatment based on their most salient needs. The Responsivity principle involves maximizing the potential success of rehabilitative intervention by providing cognitive behavioral treatment and tailoring the intervention to the learning styles, secondary needs, motivation, and strength of the offender.

Continuing Education Units: 2 CEUs

This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers


Date Sun, Jan 3 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Wed, Jun 30 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $40.00
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