Preventing Sexual Abuse by Integrating Research into Practice

About

Bob has over 30 years of experience providing clinical, consulting, training, and research services focused on the assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have committed sexual offenses. He is the 2015 recipient of the Lifetime Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Training and ConsultationBob has provided training and consultating services to mental health, criminal justice, and victim advocacy groups in over 40 states and throughout Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has served on the treatment advisory boards and accreditation panels of the national sex offender treatment programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. In the United States, he has consulted to ten sexual violent predator civil commitment programs and numerous prison, probation, and parole programs. In Vermont, he is a consultant to the state’s Developmental Disabilities Division and the Department of Children and Families. 

Program Administration. Bob served as Clinical Director of the Vermont Department of Corrections integrated network of prison and community sex offender treatment programs from 1996 to 2015. He has served as Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health Services and Director of Substance Abuse Programs in community mental health settings. He is a past President of the Safer Society Foundation Board of Directors.

Clinical Services. As a licensed psychologist-master, Bob provided direct sex offender assessment and treatment services in community and prison settings for over 30 years. He was Co-Chair of the  Professional Issues Committee that developed the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) 2014 Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers.

Research. Among his over 50 publications, Bob is co-author of the books Supervision of the Sex Offender as well as Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Sexual Abuser Management. He is a co-developer of the ROSAC, SOTIPS, and VASOR-2 risk assessment instruments. His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, Center for Sex Offender Management, and Corrections Research at Public Safety Canada. 

His curriculum vitae is available upon request.