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Reentry and Community Management of Adult Sexual Offenders

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CE Credits: 7 Credits
Length: 7 Hours
Level: Introductory
CE Eligibility: APA, ASWB, ANCC, NBCC, NAADAC, CPA
Training Style: Video
Track: Adult
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description

Evidence-based practices for the assessment, management, and monitoring of adult sexual offenders are constantly evolving and improving. This ATSA Master Class will examine leading international approaches to reentry and community management, with special attention paid to methods of increasing the efficacy of such programs. In the first half, myths concerning rates of sexual offending will be refuted, and the importance of structured assessments for both evaluating risk and identifying treatment targets will be discussed. Predictors of treatment readiness, motivation to change, and quality participation will be identified, and the role of community members. In the second half, the history of sexual offender community supervision in California will be discussed as an exemplar of statewide practices. Case studies which received national attention will be highlighted, and the impact of legislation and efforts to revise state policy to concord with evidence-based best practices will be investigated. Finally, vicarious trauma and the impact of supervising sexual offender caseloads will be explored, and supervisor self-care strategies will be discussed.

Trainer Biographies

Robin J. Wilson, PhD, ABPP is a researcher, educator, and board-certified clinical psychologist who has worked with sexual offenders in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 30 years. Dr. Wilson has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, and monographs in addition to maintaining an international practice based in Florida. Past President of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Dr. Wilson has served as an expert witness in many Court proceedings and as a member of law enforcement panels regarding community risk management. In addition, Dr. Wilson is a certified trainer for the Static-99R, STABLE-2007, and ACUTE-2007.

Brenda Crowding, MA is Chief Deputy Regional Parole Administrator with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole Operations, Southern Region. Ms. Crowding has served as Coordinator of the California Sex Offender Management Board and as Co-chair of the State Authorized Risk Assessment Tools for Sex Offenders Review Committee. In addition, she has sat on the Governor’s High Risk Sex Offender Task Force, the Governor’s High Risk Sex Offender and Sexually Violent Predator Task Force, and the Sex Offender Supervision and GPS Monitoring Task Force. Ms. Crowding was the recipient of the ATSA Faye Honey Knopp Award in 2015 for her contributions and dedication to the field of sexual offender supervision and treatment.

Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  1. Explore myths and realities about sexual offenders in the community
  2. Recognize indicators of treatment readiness and predictors of quality participation in treatment among sexual offenders in the community
  3. Describe effective versus ineffective approaches to community risk management for sexual offenders
  4. Identify at least three risks facing professionals who supervise sexual offenders in the community
  5. Define the ABC’s of self-care for professionals supervising sexual offenders in the community
  6. Explain the four components of the Containment Model in California

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board(ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2016 - June 8, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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