Preventing Sexual Abuse by Integrating Research into Practice

Recent Trainings

Online and On Demand Training

Evidenced-Based Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Adult Sexual Offender Treatment. An 8-hour CEU On Demand training sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and Global Institute for Forensic Research (GIFR). For more information, Click Here.

In Person Tranings

Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). A workshop presented (with G. Cumming) at the 35th Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. November 2-5, 2016. Orlando, Florida.

Adult Sexual Abuser Treatment “101”. An invited one-day pre-conference seminar at the 35th Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. November 2-5, 2016. Orlando, Florida.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A workshop presented (with M. Lasher) at the 35th Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. November 2-5, 2016. Orlando, Florida.

Should We Allow Sexual Abusers to Have Contact with Children? Conducting Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC) Assessments. A one-day workshop sponsored by the Sexual Behaviours Clinic, Center for Addiction and Mental Health. September 15, 2016. Toronto, Canada.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the Maine Department of Corrections. September 7, 2016. Augusta, Maine.

Family (Re)integration after Sexual Abuse: Assessing Risk and Maximizing Strengths. A workshop presented at the National Sexual Assault Conference. September 1, 2016. Washington, DC.

Supervision of Sex Offenders: Targeting Dynamic Risk Factors. Two one-day workshops sponsored by Probation and Pretrial Services, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. August 24 and September 12, 2016. Washington, DC.   

Advance Training and Case Planning Using the Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). Two one-day workshops sponsored by the Vermont Department of Children and Families. June 22 & 23, 2016. Springfield and Burlington, Vermont.

Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). A webinar sponsored by the Global Institute of Forensic Research and the Safer Society Foundation (with H. Allin).  June 20, 2016. Webinar.

VASOR-2 and SOTIPS Train the Trainers Workshops. Two 2-day workshops sponsored by the SMART Office and State of Missouri Probation and Parole Department. June 13-16, 2016. Jefferson City, Missouri.

Train the Trainer Training: How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A two-day workshop sponsored by the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. May 17-18, 2016. Des Moines, Iowa.

Train the Trainer Training: How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A two-day workshop sponsored by the Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior. May 12-13, 2016. Middletown, Connecticut.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Mental Health. February 26, 2016. Worcester, Massachusetts. 

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. January 26, 2016. Concord, New Hampshire.

Improving the Application of Risk and Need Assessments in Corrections. Two presentations at the Justice and Mental Health Second Chance Conference sponsored by the U. S. Department of Justice and Council of State Governments Justice Center (with G. Bourgon, K. Hanson, G., & D. Kroner). December 16, 2015. Washington, DC. 

"What Works" in Sex Offender Treatment: The Principles of Effective Intervention, and Managing Sexual Thoughts and Urges, and Conducting 'Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments' Using the ROSAC. Three workshops sponsored by the Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ARATSA). Fayetteville, Arkansas. December 4, 2015. 

Integrating Sex Offender Research into Practice: Clinical Skill Building. Four one-day workshops sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health, Division of Forensic Services. November 2-5, 2015. Buffalo, Utica, Albany, and Westchester, New York.

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A workshop sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse. October 26, 2015. Madison, Wisconsin. Conference website

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A workshop sponsored at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 34th Annual Research and Treatment Conference. October 14-18, 2015. Montreal, Canada. Conference Website.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A pre-conference workshop at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 34th Annual Research and Treatment Conference. October 14-18, 2015. Montreal, Canada. Conference Website.

Sex Offender Treatment “101.”  A one-day pre-conference workshop at the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 34th Annual Research and Treatment Conference. October 14-18, 2015. Montreal, Canada. Conference Website.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the Iowa Department of Correctional Services. October 1, 2015. Des Moines, Iowa.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Corrections and Court Services Division and Center for the Treatment of Problem Sexual Behavior. September 21, 2015. Middletown, Connecticut

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A workshop sponsored at the National Sexual Assault Conference. September 2-4, 2015. Los Angeles, California. Conference Website.

Sex Offender Static and Dynamic Risk Assessment: How to Score and Use the VASOR-2 and SOTIPS. Two two-day workshops sponsored by State of Missouri Probation and Parole Department. July 13-14, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri. July 16-17, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Sex Offender Static and Dynamic Risk Assessment: How to Score and Use the VASOR-2 and SOTIPS. A two-day workshop sponsored by DuPage County Probation and Court Services. June 25-26, 2015. Carol Stream, Illinois.

How to Score and Use the VASOR-2. Vermont Department of Corrections. June 23, 2015. St. Albans, Vermont. June 12, 2015. Middlebury, Vermont.

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A one-day workshop sponsored at the Vermont Department of Families and Children. June 11, 2015. Rutland, Vermont.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) with Individuals with Developmental DisabilitiesA one-day workshop sponsored at the Vermont Division of Developmental Services. June 12, 2015. Middlebury, Vermont.

Using the SOTIPS to Develop Community Supervision Case Plans. A one-day workshop sponsored by the SMART Office and the Maricopa County Probation Department. June 2, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona. 

SOTIPS Train the Trainers. A one-day workshop sponsored by the SMART Office and the Maricopa County Probation Department. June 1, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona. 

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A one-day workshop sponsored at the Vermont Department of Families and Children. May 26, 2015. Burlington. Vermont. 

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A workshop at the 20th Annual New York State child Abuse Prevention Conference. April 13-15, 2015. Albany, New York.

Conducting “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments” Using the ROSAC. A pre-conference workshop sponsored at the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 17th Annual Conference. April 8-9, 2015. Marlborough, Massachusetts.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A pre-conference workshop sponsored at the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers 17th Annual Conference. April 8-9, 2015. Marlborough, Massachusetts

Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS) and Treatment Strategies. A two-day workshop sponsored by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center, and Missouri Sex Offender Civil Commitment Program. January 15-16, 2015. Farmington, Missouri.

“What Works” in Sex Offender Treatment. A lecture sponsored by the Florida Civil Commitment Center January 30, 2015. Arcadia, Florida.

Using the ROSAC to Conduct “Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments.” A one-day workshop sponsored by Family Services, Inc. December 18, 2014. Poughkeepsie, New York.

Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). A workshop presented at the 33rd Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. October 29 to November 1, 2014. San Diego, California.

Adult Sexual Abuser Treatment “101”. An invited one-day pre-conference seminar at the 33rd Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. October 29 to November 1, 2014. San Diego, California.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A workshop presented at the 33rd Annual Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Conference. October 29 to November 1, 2014. San Diego, California.

Effective Treatment Model for Sex Offenders with Mental Disorders. Two one-day workshops sponsored by the Taiwanese Ministry of Health and Welfare. October 13 and 14, 2014. Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

VASOR-2 and SOTIPS Train the Trainers Workshop. A two-day workshop (with G. Cumming) sponsored by the SMART Office, Colorado Division of Probation Services, Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, and Colorado Division of Parole. August 25-26, 2014. Denver, Colorado.

Assessing the State of the Field: Sex Offender Specific Risk Instruments. An invited presentation at the Common Language for Risk communication Convening sponsored by the U. S. Department of Justice, Council of State Governments Justice Center, and Public Safety Canada.  August 20, 2014. Washington, D.C.

SOTIPS: Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale – A Dynamic Measure of Risk, Treatment Needs, and Treatment Progress. A one-day workshop sponsored by the Wisconsin Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. May 16, 2014. Madison, Wisconsin.

Sex Offender Risk Assessment: VASOR-2 and SOTIPS. A series of two-day workshops on how to score and use the VASOR-2 and SOTIPS sponsored by the SMART Office, Colorado Division of Probation Services, Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, and Colorado Division of Parole. February 24-25, 2014; Pueblo, Colorado. February 26-27, 2014; Colorado Springs, Colorado. March 24-25, 2014; Greeley, Colorado. March 27-28 and April 14-17, 2014; Denver, Colorado. June 9 & 11 and June 12-13, 2014; Grand Junction, Colorado.

How to Use the Sex Offender Treatment Intervention and Progress Scale (SOTIPS). A one-day workshop sponsored by the SMART Office and Colorado Department of Corrections. February 26, 2014. Canan City, Colorado.

Managing Sexual Urges and Thoughts. A lecture sponsored by the Florida Civil Commitment Center. January 31, 2014. Arcadia, Florida.