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.
At the end of this training, you will be able to…
1. Discuss the development and rationale of the PROFESOR
2. Review the limitations of existing risk assessment tools for youth
3. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the PROFESOR
4. Describe the coding and categorization procedures for the PROFESOR
5. Practice coding the PROFESOR using case vignettes
6. Apply PROFESOR reporting conventions
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative On Demand training is the first-of-its-kind.
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To be considered a group, 10 or more individuals are required to participate. Purchase attendance for your team, facility, or library.
Why Train With GIFR?
Eliminate hidden costs of in-person trainings including travel, hotel, food, and gas
Increase your intervention and case management planning using the PROFESOR
Earn 8 Continuing Education Credits from ASWB, NBCC, ANCC, NAADAC, and CPA
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..
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