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CREATING SAFE SPACES

Until now there has been a lack of clinically-relevant, dynamic, innovative risk assessment tools for clinicians in psychiatry. The revolutionary Aggressive Incidents Scale (AIS) and

Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM)

fill that gap.

The AIS and the HARM are:

Easy to use

Easy to Implement

Efficient

Clinically Relevant

Economical

Broadly Applicable

Forensic Version

Designed for use in the management of adult inpatients or outpatients in a forensic psychiatric setting. 

General Version

Designed for use in the management of adult inpatients in acute and chronic psychiatric settings.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Gary Chaimowitz, MB ChB FRCP(C)

Head of Service, Forensic Psychiatry Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Chaimowitz is a Certified Physician Executive through the American College of Physicians and has his MBA from the University of Toronto. He is Vice Chair the Psychiatry Section of the Ontario Medical Association and Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. He chairs the Forensic Psychiatry Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been granted Forensic Psychiatry Founder Status. He is a Past President of the Medical Staff Association of St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, is on the Board of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services and the Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is Co-Chair of the Ontario Forensic Directors Group, Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and American Psychiatric Association, Member of the Ontario and Nunavut Review Board and Vice-Chair of the Consent and Capacity Board.

Dr. Mini Mamak, Ed.D. C. Psych.

Senior Psychologist, Forensic Psychiatry Program, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Mamak is a member of the Board of Advisory for the Canadian Critical Incident Association and a member of the Ontario Review Board. Her professional and research interests include aggression, female offending, risk prediction, and hostage negotiations. Dr. Mamak has provided psychological and threat assessment services to both private and public sector organizations both nationally and internationally. She has been a sought after speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops.

 
Youth Version

Designed for use in the management of youth offenders in detention or treatment settings.

Correctional Version

Designed for use in the management of accused/offenders in correctional settings.

CONTACT US

We welcome any questions, feedback, and research inquiries related to the AIS and the HARM. For further information regarding training, access, and implementation, please contact us: 

The AIS and HARM are assessment instruments that require proper administration, scoring, and interpretation. Administration and use of these tools for clinical purposes is limited to individuals with training and experience in the area of mental health and/or risk assessment.