How to Align Treatment Programs with Best Practices

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET /
7:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Credit: 6 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $180.00
CE Eligibility: Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling

You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. If you are seeking counseling or social work credit, you must submit an evaluation with your name and email address.

How well does my program align with best practices? Robert McGrath, President of McGrath Psychological Services, an international consulting practice for training, program evaluation, and research services, teams up with Safer Society for an in-depth training that provides you with the tools you need to conduct an assessment of your program’s alignment with best practices and develop a program improvement plan.

A sample from the training slides

This online training guides professionals working with adults in a community or residential setting who have committed a sexual offense through the process of assessing a program and making the necessary adjustments to ensure that the program offers top-quality services and a safe therapeutic environment. McGrath begins the training by reviewing the evidence for effective treatments by asking what works, with whom, using what interventions, in what settings, and for what outcomes. He then discusses best practice resources and strategies, providing a roadmap for program design decisions.

McGrath focuses on key areas such as:

  1. Providing continuity of care and community support
  2. Sequencing and documenting services logically
  3. Providing quality training and support to staff
  4. Matching the intensity of services to the risk of reoffending
  5. Using effective methods with an emphasis on skill-building

Even more experienced professionals will benefit from reassessing their program and learning how to make informed decisions in situations where evidence is lacking. By the end of the training, attendees will be equipped to develop their own program improvement plan. 

As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be better able to:
1) Weigh the evidence for the effectiveness of treatment for sexual offending.
2) Explain the major characteristics of effective programs.
3) Describe key program evaluation models and resources.
4) Identify areas in which their program should align with best practices.
5) Write evaluations to ensure that the services provided have the desired effect.
6) Develop a working plan to better align their program with best practices.  

Six Hours of Training

The training session starts at 10:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 5:00 pm. The charge is $180. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. If you are seeking counseling or social work credit, you must submit an evaluation with your name and email address.

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.

How to Align Treatment Programs with Best Practices has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4421.”

How to Align Treatment Programs with Best Practices, Course #5367, 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. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 11/15/2023 – 11/15/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 6 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

Robert J. McGrath, MA
President, McGrath Psychological Services

Robert McGrath, M. A., is President of McGrath Psychological Services, a training and consulting practice, and was Clinical Director of the Vermont Department of Corrections integrated network of prison and community sex offender treatment programs for over 20 years. He has served on the treatment advisory boards of several treatment programs In the United States and the national sex offender treatment programs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. He was co-chair of the committee that wrote ATSA’s 2014 Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers, and he received ATSA’s Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Among his over 50 publications, he is a co-developer of the ROSAC, VASOR-2, and SOTIPS risk assessment instruments.

Additional Information

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

Content Level
Introductory to Intermediate

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

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