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Length of Training: 4 hours
Cost of Training and Certificate of Completion: $80
Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
Please note: This training is not eligible for CE credits.
This four-hour training explores implementing a program based on the 4th edition of the workbook, The Road to Freedom, for people who have committed sexual offenses.
The RTF4 program is strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, and based on the principles of risk, need, and responsivity. The training focuses on using the workbook in treatments that aim to reduce dynamic risk. Dr. Levenson will further discuss the RTF4 sex offending treatment goals in the context of facilitating broader change in clients’ lives.
For instance, the training will provide information on:
- enabling client accountability,
- understanding the development of the problematic behavior,
- addressing problematic cognitive schemas about self and others,
- enhancing general, sexual, and emotional self-regulation skills,
- engaging in positive relationship-building and healthy communication skills, and improving the ability to be empathic and understand the perspectives of others.
The training provides a review of the RTF4 chapters and exercises and offers ideas for incorporating the workbook into group and individual therapy sessions. Participants will learn how to individualize the program in a client-centered way, and how to utilize workbook topics to facilitate engagement and progress in treatment. The workshop will allow ample time for discussion.
Topics to be covered include:
1) The Road to Freedom program structure
2) Suggestions for implementation
3) Client/case conceptualization of Risks, Needs, & Responsivity
4) Goals & exercises
5) Successful completion & graduation
6) Group facilitation skills
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Utilize RTF4 in an interactive, individualized way to facilitate completion of treatment goals.
2) Target & address individual client risks, needs, & strengths through use of workbook exercises.
3) Adapt the structure of the RTF4 program to help clients progress at their own comfortable pace (responsivity).
4) Describe strategies for risk reduction through positive improvements in functioning related to accountability, self-regulation, empathy, relational patterns, and cognitive schema.
5) Strengthen group facilitation skills using a strengths-based approach in the context of risk-needs-responsivity principles of correctional rehabilitation.
Four Hours of Training
The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $80. Each registration includes a certificate for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form.
Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
Training registration fees are non-refundable.
Jill Levenson, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Professor, School of Social Work, Barry University
Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, has been working in the sexual abuse field for over 30 years as a professor, researcher, and treatment provider. She has published extensively about sex-offense treatment. In 2019 she was named in the Journal of Social Service Research as one of the top 100 social work scholars in North America and was 2019 the recipient of ATSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor and has conducted trainings in clinical, forensic, and correctional settings in over 20 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia.
This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.
The presenter has published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.