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Ethics in Adult Sexual Offender Treatment

US$325 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 4.5 Credits
Length: 4.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: ATSA Master Classes - Adult
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Therapists treating sex offenders are routinely faced with unique ethical challenges. This ATSA Master Class will assist you in identifying and interpreting ethical guidelines for the treatment of sexual offenders, recognizing and resolving common ethical dilemmas, and taking into consideration legal standards for therapist competence specific working with sexual offenders. Specific topics discussed include therapeutic responsibilities during treatment, informed consent, denial, confidentiality, boundaries and dual relationships, therapist competence, and mandatory reporting laws. Video vignettes and case examples are provided throughout the training for illustrative purposes.
Trainer Biographies
Jill Levenson, PhD is Associate Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, Florida. A licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience with interpersonal violence and trauma-related disorders, Dr. Levenson’s primary area of research involves studying the impact and effectiveness of social policies and therapeutic interventions designed to reduce sexual violence. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has co-authored three books on the treatment of sex offenders and their families. In addition to her role as an academic, she continues to maintain an active clinical practice.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Identify and interpret ethical guidelines for behavioral health professions in the context of sexual offender treatment
  • Recognize common ethical dilemmas in sexual offender treatment
  • Apply a four-step structured process for resolving ethical dilemmas in sexual offender treatment
  • Explain ethical standards pertaining to informed consent and limitations of confidentiality
  • Learn how to manage conflicts of interest, boundaries, and dual relationships specific to working with sexual offenders
  • Consider standards of therapist competence specific to working with sexual offenders
  • Describe recent changes to the mandatory reporting laws

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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