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Intellectual Disability and Problems in Sexual Behaviour: Assessment, Treatment, and Promotion of Healthy Sexuality

CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 196 Pages
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Book Description
Working with anyone who engages in sexually inappropriate and/or offending behavior is challenging. When the individual has an intellectual disability, the challenge not only increases, it is altered. The goal of this guidebook is to provide the essential knowledge, tools, and perspective necessary for anyone choosing to work with this population. Whether you are a family member, direct care staff, probation/parole officer or a professional creating service plans or providing ongoing support, this manual will help increase your comfort and your understanding of the unique issues of this population.
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
Robin J. Wilson, ABPP is a researcher, educator, and board certified clinical psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience working with sexual and other offenders in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings. He has worked as a consultant with Peel Behavioural Services and similar organizations for more than 10 years, in addition to maintaining an international practice in consulting and clinical psychology. Wilson’s current focus is on developing collaborative models of risk management and restoration as persons of risk are transitioned from institutional to community settings. He has published over 75 scientific articles, book chapters, and monographs and has presented internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of social and sexual psychopathology. Wilson is the elected Southern Regional Representative on the Board of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and is President of Florida’s ATSA Chapter. He is presently Editor of the ATSA Forum and, in addition to being a member of the editorial boards of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, and the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
Michele Burns, BSc has been working for Peel Behavioural Services for the past
25 years. During this time, she has worked with a variety of individuals along with their mediators in addressing the behavioural challenges that they face. For the past 18 years, she has focused on working with individuals with intellectual disabilities who engage in sexually offending behaviour. Twelve years ago she assisted in developing a partnership with a residential provider to support individuals moving from an institution to a community setting. With the success of the first home, two additional houses have been opened which provide 24/7 residential treatment-specific programs. Michele has developed and presented materials at The Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conferences. Michele presently works as a therapist as well as supervises the three treatment homes and a community-based treatment program.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe intellectual disability and the behavioral considerations unique to this population
  • Discuss and critically consider the theories of sexual deviance and the characteristics of persons who sexually offend and of their crimes
  • Apply the principles of effective interventions in order to create appropriate service and safety plans for clients with intellectual disabilities
  • Design and apply staff strategies in order to provide effective and appropriate ongoing support for both staff and clients

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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