Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET /
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Credit: 2 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $60.00
CE Eligibility: Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work
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. Counselors and social workers seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their names and email address.
The principles of effective correctional rehabilitation, also known as risk, need, and responsivity (RNR) have become recognized as an essential foundation for the treatment of individuals who have committed sexual offenses. While research has demonstrated the importance of these principles, many agencies face challenges in moving existing programs to this model. Examples of these challenges include:
a) shifting resources to develop and implement a new program,
b) creating a program that is more individualized and tailored to each client’s needs and learning style,
c) transitioning current clients to a new, potentially more complex model, and
d) determining what changes need to be made to increase responsivity within the treatment setting, agency, and larger systems in which a client interacts.
In 2015, the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar (NCBM) received an extensive program evaluation and made the transition from a long-standing relapse prevention approach to an RNR model. Unique aspects of working within a military system and tailoring a curriculum to meet the needs of service members were integral considerations to the success of the new program. During this presentation, the Brig’s treatment director Dr. Nassen discusses a step-by-step process for changing program models, using examples from NCBM’s experience that can be generalized for others considering program changes. Lessons learned along the way and suggestions for practical application of the RNR principles will be provided.
Training topics include:
1) The principles of risk, need, and responsivity.
2) The evaluation of programs treating individuals who have sexually abused.
3) The processes involved in program development.
4) Implementation of RNR.
5) Program maintenance.
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Explain the process of program evaluation and development.
2) Apply RNR principles to their treatment programs.
3) Critique approaches to improving existing programs with newer models.
Two Hours of Training
The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 1:00 pm. The charge is $60. 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. Counselors and social workers seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their names 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.
Implementing the Principles of Risk Need Responsivity: Lessons Learned as a Military Correctional Treatment Facility Transitioned to the RNR has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4357.
Implementing the Principles of Risk Need Responsivity: Lessons Learned as a Military Correctional Treatment Facility Transitioned to the RNR, Course #5213, 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: 09/26/2023 – 09/26/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 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
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Nikole Nassen, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Director, Sex Offender Treatment Program at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar
Nikole Nassen, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the director of the Sex Offender Treatment Program at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar. She has been involved in program development and implementation for Naval Corrections’ Violent Offender and Sex Offender Treatment Programs. Dr. Nassen received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in 2008. She has assessed and treated individuals who have committed violent and sexual offenses, as well as individuals with mental illness in the community and in correctional settings. She has also completed clinical and forensic evaluations of adults and adolescents for the Delinquency and Dependency Courts in San Diego.
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.
The presenter does not have published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.