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PROFESOR On Demand Training

US$491 Regular Price

-US$25 GIFR Member Price

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CE Credits: 8 Credits
Length: 8 Hours
Level: Intermediate
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Protective + Risk Observations For Eliminating Sexual Offense Recidivism (PROFESOR) from Dr. James Worling is an innovative structured checklist designed to assist professionals to identify and summarize protective and risk factors for adolescents and emerging adults between the ages of 12 to 25 years who have offended sexually. The PROFESOR is intended to assist with planning interventions that can help individuals to enhance their capacity for sexual and relationship health and, thus, eliminate sexual recidivism. Presented by the developer of the PROFESOR, this on demand certified workshop will train you in the use of the instrument while earning 8 hours of valuable Continuing Education Credit.
The development of the PROFESOR will be discussed, item-by-item instructions will be given on how to reliably score the measure and interpret its findings, practices in data collection will be explained, and guidance will be put forth on how to apply PROFESOR reporting conventions. Case studies will be employed to allow you to practice using the tool’s manual and to learn to avoid administration errors.
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative live training is the first-of-its-kind.
Trainer Biography
James Worling, PhD is the developer of the PROFESOR. For over three decades, Dr. Worling has worked extensively with adolescents who have sexually offended, and their families, providing assessment, treatment, and consultation. During this time, he has presented many workshops internationally, and he has written numerous professional articles and book chapters regarding the etiology, assessment, and treatment of adolescent sexual offending behaviours. Dr. Worling also provides assessment, treatment, and consultation services regarding youth violence and childhood sexual victimization. Dr. Worling is in full-time private practice, and he serves as an Associate Editor for the journal, Sexual Abuse.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Discuss the development and rationale of the PROFESOR
  • Review the limitations of existing risk assessment tools for youth
  • Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the PROFESOR
  • Describe the coding and categorization procedures for the PROFESOR
  • Practice coding the PROFESOR using case vignettes
  • Apply PROFESOR reporting conventions

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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