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Evidence-Based Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Adult Sexual Offender Treatment

US$325 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
In this ATSA Master Class you will learn evidence-based psychotherapeutic strategies and practical knowledge for treating adult sexual offenders. Cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches delivered in accordance with the Risk, Need, and Responsivity Principles will be highlighted along with the eight key characteristics of effective programs. Interventions covered include those that address offense denial, behavior chains, abuse supportive attitudes and beliefs, emotional regulation, sexual arousal control, and social supports. Key program and treatment design considerations will be also reviewed, as will the research on the effect of sexual offender treatment on recidivism risk will be summarized. An in-depth description of four common treatment phases will be provided with several treatment interventions for each phase detailed. Throughout the workshop, the importance of approach goals, the therapeutic relationship, treatment engagement, and skill training will be emphasized. Finally, criteria for treatment completion will be examined with a focus on developing collaborative relationships with probation and parole staff as well as other prosocial supports. This training is appropriate for professionals working in community as well as residential settings.
Trainer Biography
Robert J. McGrath, MA is President of McGrath Psychological Services, an international consulting practice. For over 30 years, Mr. McGrath has specialized in preventing sexual abuse through his work assessing, treating, and conducting research on individuals who have committed sexual offenses. He served as Clinical Director of the Vermont Department of Corrections network of prison and community sex offender treatment programs from 1996 to 2015. Among his over 50 publications, he is co-author of Supervision of the Sex Offender as well as Current Practices and Trends in Sexual Abuser Management. He is co-developer of several risk assessment instruments, including the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) and the Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). He has served on numerous sex offender treatment advisory boards and accreditation panels including those for the national programs in Canada, England, and Hong Kong. He is a former president of the Safer Society Foundation Board of Directors and was co-chair of the ATSA professional standards committee that wrote the organization’s 2014 Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers. In 2015, he received the ATSA Significant Lifetime Achievement Award.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe eight characteristics of effective treatment programs for adult sexual offenders
  • Identify key criminogenic treatment targets for adult sexual offenders
  • Describe a four-phase treatment model for adult sexual offenders
  • Apply several evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches for use with adult sexual offenders

1 Sponsorship: Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, provider #1371, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Global Institute of Forensic Research maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social Workers completing this course receive continuing education credits. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) has been approved by NAADAC as an approved Continuing Education, Provider No. 144308. Programs that do not qualify for NAADAC credit are clearly identified. MHS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The 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. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0337. Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0036.

2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].

3 Commercial Supports: Multi-Health Systems, Inc. (MHS, Inc.) reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. MHS receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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