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Building Motivation for Change in Sexual Offenders

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CE Credits: 9 Credits
Length: 244 Pages
Level: Intermediate
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
No credible evidence exists to prove that punishing people reduces their willingness to cause harm again. In fact, research indicates that a harsh, confrontational approach does not work over the long term. So how do you motivate your tough clients? How do you create a client/therapist environment that promotes your client’s willingness to change? The book includes both theoretical and concrete approaches that focus on problems most professionals have experienced.
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Author Biography
David Prescott, LICSW serves as a Clinical Director and Director of Professional Development for the Becket Family of Services. He has produced 13 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. He is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world, and is the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award. IN 2007, he also received the Bright Lights award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. David is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has lectured around the world, including most recently in Australia, Japan, Iceland, Poland, and Romania. He also serves on the editorial boards of two scholarly journals, Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, and Practice and the Journal of Sexual Aggression.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Explain the relationship between treatment readiness and motivation to change
  • Discuss the use of the Good Lives Model to motivate participation in treatment
  • Describe the goals and methods of the Rockwood Preparatory Program for Sexual Offenders
  • List the four basic principles of motivational interviewing
  • Explain the uses of motivational interviewing techniques in group treatment
  • Define the hope theory of motivation and its application to sexual offender treatment

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc 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, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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