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Practical Treatment Strategies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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CE Credits: 9 Credits
Length: 176 Pages
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The professional community will benefit from this resource that brings together various issues, needs, and theories to enrich intervention and forensic work with persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. The book delivers solutions to the unique challenges and adjustments needed to effectively engage and intervene with ID/DD clients who have severe behavioral problems, including management of sexual behavior, aggression, and anger, as well as victim treatment and treating mental illness.
Please note: GIFR is the sole Continuing Education Credit provider for this CE Program. However, we do not provide the book. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher, Safer Society Press. To purchase this book, visit:
Trainer Biography
Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., is a California licensed marriage and family therapist. For the last twenty-nine years he has worked with adults and adolescents, with and without developmental disabilities, who have offended sexually, and with victims of abuse and sexual assault. Gerry has authored several articles, chapters, and books including Developmentally Disabled Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems, Second Edition (2005) and An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, and Therapeutic Interventions (2011). Gerry is a current member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) and a past member of the ATSA Board as the Pacific Region Representative. Gerry is also past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the California Coalition on Sexual Offending. Gerry was appointed to the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2007, and is the chairperson of the CASOMB Treatment Committee.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • List the most common communication strategies for clinical work with persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Discuss the subject of sexual development and competence of persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Develop a treatment outline using the Old Me/New Me mode
  • Describe creative cognitive interventions for self-regulation
  • List the most common cognitive experiential interventions used with intellectually disables females
  • Explain how to go about customizing a treatment program and overcoming obstacles

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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