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RNR Principles in Practice in the Management and Treatment of Sexual Abusers

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CE Credits: 7.5 Credits
Length: 184 Pages
Level: Intermediate
Training Style: Book
Category: Book-Based Trainings
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model is evidence-based and endorsed by many correctional organizations across North America and other parts of the world for work with sexual offenders. The goal of this book is to guide clinicians, administrators, and supervisory agents through the application of the RNR model and to offer practical tools to effectively implement the model.
Dr. Sandy Jung summarizes the history of RNR and the science behind it; translates the principles into practice with sexual offenders; describes what that implementation looks like; and examines the potential challenges of implementation. The book is intended for clinicians who wish to optimize therapeutic effectiveness, administrators who seek guidance for the manner in which they must allocate limited resources, and for others who wish to learn practical ways to implement RNR principles in the treatment and management of sex offenders (2017).
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
Sandy Jung, Ph.D., R.Psych., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of MacEwan University. Dr. Jung joined MacEwan in 2007. She regularly teaches abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, and senior courses in clinical and forensic psychology topics. She actively provides supervision of honours and advanced research students at MacEwan. She maintains an active research program and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology. Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual, intimate partner, and general violence. She often co-authors papers with her students and collaborators from forensic mental health, law enforcement, and other academic institutions.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Explain the Principles for Effective Correctional Rehabilitation (the RNR model)
  • Describe the empirical support for the RNR model
  • Gain appreciation for and application knowledge of the risk principle to assigning level of service to sex offenders
  • Recognize what are and what are not criminogenic needs
  • Identify specific responsivity issues
  • Discuss the challenges to implementation and adherence to the RNR principles

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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