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Assessing Dynamic Treatment Targets in Adult Sex Offenders

US$307 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 7 Credits
Length: 7 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: ATSA Master Classes - Adult
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The assessment of dynamic treatment targets plays a key role in sex offender risk assessment, intervention planning, and risk management. In this comprehensive ATSA Master Class, attendees will learn to identify dynamic treatment targets in the context of the Risk-Need-Responsivity framework using three approaches: file review, clinical interviewing, and observation. Twelve evidence-based domains of sex offender risk and treatment need are outlined, and linkages with case management planning outlined. In addition, an overview of responsivity considerations in dynamic treatment target assessment and intervention is provided. Finally, the trainer will describe methods of incorporating change information into evaluations of treatment readiness and sexual recidivism risk assessments. Throughout the training, case examples and clinical anecdotes are used to illustrate core concepts.
Trainer Biography
Mark Olver, PhD is a Professor, Registered Doctoral Psychologist, and Co-Director of Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where he is involved in program administration, graduate and undergraduate teaching, research, and clinical training. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Olver worked as a clinical psychologist, providing assessment, treatment, and consultation services to young offenders in the Saskatoon Health Region and to adult federal offenders in the Correctional Service of Canada. His research interests include offender risk assessment and treatment, young offenders, psychopathy, and the evaluation of therapeutic change. In addition, Dr. Olver is the co-developer of the Violence Risk Scale-Sexual Offender version (VRS-SO) and provides training and consultation services internationally in the assessment and treatment of sexual, violent, and psychopathic offenders.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Define the role of dynamic treatment target assessment within the Risk-Need-Responsivity framework
  • List and describe pertinent dynamic treatment targets for sex offender risk assessment and intervention
  • Describe effective interviewing techniques for obtaining information about dynamic treatment targets from sex offenders
  • Apply different methods for assessing dynamic treatment targets with sex offenders
  • Discuss the research literature on the predictive validity and changeability of dynamic treatment targets in sex offenders

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 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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