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MIDSA On Demand Training

US$364 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 6 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: Sexual Offending
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression (MIDSA) is a computerized, contingency-based inventory created to assess the developmental histories and current behaviors, attitudes, and cognitions of both juveniles and adults who have sexually offended. It provides a detailed clinical report to support therapeutic interventions for both juveniles and adults. The MIDSA has been administered to more than 5,000 juveniles and adults in outpatient, criminal, and community settings, and its reliability and validity have been extensively tested.Presented by the co-developers of the instrument, this On Demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the MIDSA while earning 6 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The comprehensive trainingis divided into three sections. In the first section, the development of the MIDSA is discussed and a summary of research findings is provided.In the second section, the different sections of the MIDSA report are reviewed, with specific attention paid to the wealth of developmental and life history information collected by the MIDSA that is often absent in archival files. Interpretation of MIDSA scales is then discussed, with examples of their relevance to treatment planning. In the third section, a demonstration is provided of how to administer and obtain reports for the MIDSA.
Trainer Biographies
Judith Sims-Knight, Ph.D., is Chancellor Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She is a developmental psychologist who has studied the development of higher-order thinking and expertise for forty years. In the last fifteen years she has added a second line of research, exploring aggression, particularly sexual aggression, and bullying. She is the co-creator of the Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression (MIDSA), which is the inventory that will be demonstrated in the currentworkshop. Her primary interests in this domain are the etiology and differentiation of various components of aggression and bullying, and in gender differences in aggression and sexual aggression.
Raymond Knight, Ph.D., has been teaching at Brandeis University since 1971, and is currently Professor Emeritus. He has been doing research on sexual aggression for nearly four decades. He has developed and validated both taxonomic and etiological models for rapists and child molesters and has completed a 25-year follow-up of sex offenders released from the Massachusetts Treatment Center. He is the co-creator of the Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression (MIDSA), a computerized contingency-based inventory that provides a comprehensive assessment of multiple critical areas of adaptation for juveniles and adults who have sexually offended. He has over 150 publications in the areas of sexual aggression, psychopathy, and schizophrenia. He has served as president of both the Society for Research in Psychopathology and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He has been honored with awards for his teaching, his mentorship of students, and his research.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Evaluate the reliability and validity of the MIDSA and access empirical studies that support its utility
  • Interpret the MIDSA scales and determine a respondent’s level on these scales relative both to community respondents and to appropriate offender controls
  • Understand how to use the MIDSA report to generate a treatment planfor individual respondents
  • Use the MIDSA software to administer either the entire MIDSA or its parts to a client
  • Use the MIDSA software to request immediate reports and access the history about both session managers and respondents

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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