Evaluating and Writing Reports on Adults Who Have Sexually Offended

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET /
8:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. PT
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by:  David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training & CE credits: $120.00
CE Eligibility: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

This training will help you understand how to integrate your knowledge of actuarial risk assessments, the principles of risk, need, and responsivity, motivational interviewing, and report-writing skills into a comprehensive, ethical psychosexual evaluation report. Evaluations can be necessary at various points in the criminal justice process and for many reasons.

The presenters will discuss methods of weaving together the results of an evaluation for these diverse forensic contexts. They will cover the components of an evaluation, including interview techniques, producing the written report, and rendering an evidence-supported opinion. They will discuss different types of psychosexual evaluations (pre-sentence, SVP, etc.) and the various ethical challenges and implications that arise throughout the evaluation and report-writing process. Finally, the presenters will provide strategies for overcoming some of the common pitfalls associated with forensic evaluations. 

Conducting proper psychosexual evaluations can be a challenge for every clinician. While this training is a must for newer practitioners, experienced clinicians will also benefit from new approaches to this challenging task.

Topics to be discussed:
1) Types of psychosexual evaluations
2) APA and ATSA Best practice guidelines for forensic evaluations
3) Components of forensic psychosexual evaluations
4) Report-writing strategies
5) Tips for maintaining objectivity

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Describe the ATSA best practices for conducting adult psychosexual evaluations.
2) Identify different types of referral questions associated with psychosexual evaluations.
3)  Explain the unique challenges associated with different types of adult psychosexual evaluations.
4) Describe the basic components of the written report.
5) Utilize strategies for maintaining objectivity and navigating common ethical situations that arise in the evaluation process.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $120. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Evaluating and Writing Reports on Adults Who Have Sexually Offended has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4110.

Evaluating and Writing Reports on Adults Who Have Sexually Offended, Course #4673, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/18/2023 – 01/18/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 clinical continuing education credits.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Amy Griffith, Ph.D, LP
Statewide Clinical Director of Sexual Offense Services, Missouri Department of Corrections

Dr. Griffith is a licensed psychologist who has worked in the field of sexual abuse and violence prevention since 2005 in various capacities, including community, civil commitment, and correctional settings. She initially worked with victims of trauma, then children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior, and predominantly adult men and women who have committed sexual offenses. Currently, she serves as Statewide Clinical Director of Sexual Offense Services in the Missouri Department of Corrections, employed by Centurion, where she oversees the assessment, treatment, and program development for persons incarcerated for sexual offenses. She also performs evaluations and expert witness testimony for individuals being evaluated for Sexually Violent Predator civil commitment. She is a Clinical Member of ATSA, as well as a member of the Public Policy and (effective 2023) the Adult Clinical Committees. She is also the President of the Missouri Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MoATSA), in the process of reviving and expanding the state chapter.

Seth Wescott, LMLP
Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Rockhurst University, Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Mid-America Nazarene University

Mr. Wescott is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist and has been working with individuals with problematic sexual behaviors since 2002. He has worked in maximum security prisons for both adults and adolescents as well as various community-based settings. In private practice, Mr. Wescott conducts pre-disposition and pre-adjudication psychosexual evaluations of adults and adolescents. Mr. Wescott is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA) and an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is an ATSA Fellow, serves as Co-chair of the ATSA Public Policy Committee, and is a member of the ATSA Adult Clinical Practice Committee. Mr. Wescott is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Rockhurst University, and an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Mid-America Nazarene University.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

The presenters do not have published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.

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