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Solid Communication: Report Writing for Sexual Offender Evaluators & Treatment Providers

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CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
The assessment and treatment of people who sexually abuse is perilous at every turn. The concepts involved can be difficult to think and talk about, much less discuss in writing. Further, the venues in which professionals find themselves require excellent communication skills in order to prevent misunderstanding, grievances, and very long days of cross-examination.
This 1.5-hour presentation addresses specific issues of concern to professionals and is presented by a colleague who has been “tested in the trenches” rather than a writing teacher. As a result, the presentation is lively and engaging rather than a return to the basics. Discussion ranges from considerations around level of detail involved in forensic reports to addressing sensitive areas in a way that keeps reports more probative than prejudicial.
*IMPORTANT* This 1.5-hour free training is a brief introduction to the topic of Report Writing. Professionals who wish to obtain a more comprehensive training on Report Writing should consider Mr. David Prescott's On Demand training (
Trainer Biography
David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW, has produced 19 book projects and numerous articles and chapters. This includes the 2017 book on forensic report writing published by Routledge UK. His work has been translated into German, Japanese, Korean, and Polish. He currently lectures around the world and has received distinguished contribution and lifetime achievement awards from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN).
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Apply ideas for making reports more meaningful for the reviewer
  • Discuss style issues specific to reports on people who abuse
  • Discuss case examples from reports

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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