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Current Applications: Strategies for Working with Sexually Aggressive Youth and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems

CE Credits: 10 Credits
Length: 367 Pages
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
In this new volume, Prescott and Longo take the theory and science addressed in Current Perspectives and translates it into useful information for clinical practice. With the belief that a good book should be like attending a great three-day conference, the editors have assembled diverse perspectives from nationally recognized leaders as well as rising stars in the field. Current Applications addresses practical topics related to everyday clinical practice with young people who have sexual behavior problems, from making meaningful connections in treatment to building on the strengths of young people. The book goes beyond traditional sex abuse specific treatment approaches into new areas that will engage all aspects of the adolescent’s development and his or her environment. Topics include working with developmentally delayed youth, building on client strengths, brain-based interventions, art therapy, considerations in using the polygraph, public policy, working through client resistance, and many others.
NOTE: Purchasing Continuing Education Credits for this book does not provide a copy of the book, itself, which can be purchased from NEARI Press at:
Editor Biographies
David Prescott, MPA serves as Director of Professional Development and as a Clinical Director for the Becket Family of Services. Devoted to building healthy lives and safe communities, he has produced 14 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is a current Fellow and past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award, one of only a handful of recipients. Previously, he received the Bright Lights award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network in 2007. He 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, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Canada, and the U.K. He also serves on the editorial boards of three scholarly journals, Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, and Practice, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. Mr. Prescott is also co-editor of the NEARI News, which is read by thousands of professionals each month.
Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC is Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Stress Reduction Clinic & Biofeedback Lab at Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services; Winston-Salem, NC; a private for profit psychiatric hospital treating male and female adolescents, sexually abusive males, and both a child and adolescent acute care unit and an adult acute care unit.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify what current clinical and ethical guidelines recommend as “best practice” for practitioners working with young people who have sexual behavior problems
  • Describe the importance and effectiveness of community treatment of sexually abusive youth
  • Apply strength-based and brain-based interventions that assist evaluators and treatment providers in effectively working with youth who have sexual behavior problems
  • Apply evidence-based therapies and models when working with learning or developmentally disabled youth who sexually abuse

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. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. 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.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
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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