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Typological Differences in Sexual Offenders

US$307 Regular Price

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CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 6 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: ATSA Master Classes - Adult
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This Master Class explores the creation and validation of typological systems for sexually aggressive individuals. It argues that typological analysis of any clinical domain is an essential tool for identifying and classifying the individual differences experienced in assessing and making disposition decisions about the individuals encountered. Such analyses are, however, fraught with biases that must be checked with the empirical validation of hypothetical constructs. The class presents a scientific, programmatic approach to such exploration and validation. It presents the application of this programmatic approach to the generation of models for rapists and child molesters. It presents the reliability and validity data that support the viability of the most recent versions of these typologies, relates these typologies to recently generated speculative models generated form qualitative research, and illustrates the utility of the models in the assessment of sexually aggressive individuals and the identification of treatment targets for them.
Trainer Biography
Raymond Knight, PhD is the Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University. Past President of both the Society for Research in Psychopathology and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Dr. Knight has conducted seminal research over the past four decades on the etiology and life course of sexually coercive behavior, the typological differentiation among sexual abusers, and the assessment of dynamic treatment targets. A leading authority on the prediction of both aggressive and adaptive outcomes, he is the author of over 135 articles and book chapters. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders. He has been honored with awards for his teaching, his mentorship of students, and his research contributions.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Explain how developing typologies is an essential clinical and research exercise
  • Identify a scientific programmatic approach to the generation and validation of typologies
  • Explore the generation and validation of a typology for rapists
  • Discuss the clinical and research utility of rapist typologies
  • Explore the generation and validation of a typology for child molesters
  • Discuss the clinical and research utility of child molester typologies
  • Examine the current state-of-the-art on female and child/adolescent sexual offender typologies
  • Summarize the future directions for typology developments

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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