Online Training – Ethical and Clinical Issues in Treating Non-Justice-Involved People with Pedophilia and/or Hebephilia

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Length of Training: Four Hours
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: $120.00

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

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

Treating non-offending individuals who have a sexual interest in children is gaining attention as a necessary approach in the prevention of child sexual abuse. To date, most treatment for individuals who have pedophilic and/or hebephilic interests happens only after abuse has occurred. With the increased efforts at using treatment to help people prevent acting on their interest has come ethical dilemmas regarding mandatory laws.

This workshop reviews what professionals need to know about individuals with pedophilia and/or hebephilia and who are not justice-involved. It examines their treatment needs and barriers to accessing services, including stigma by clinicians. The workshop discusses these topics in light of known risk factors for child sexual abuse and sexual recidivism as relevant treatment targets. The workshop focuses on strategies for engagement and explores several case examples of non-justice involved people with pedophilia and/or hebephilia seeking therapy. The workshop concludes with practical recommendations for clinical work with this client population (in light of the possible ethical dilemmas) and how this intersects with the various legal requirements and evidence-based considerations.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Distinguish between pedophilia and hebephilia
2) Distinguish between paraphilias and paraphilic disorders
3) Explain the basic components of mandatory reporting laws and how these laws can differ from one region to the next
4) Summarize the ethical challenges associated with working with non-justice involved individuals with pedophilia and/or hebephilia
5) Evaluate the need for mandatory reporting based on case vignettes
6) Identify approaches and processes to address the ethical and legal requirements in working with non-justice involved individuals with pedophilia and/or hebephilia

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. In order to receive a CE credit certificate after watching the training, you must complete and submit the quiz below. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. 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.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

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

Ainslie Heasman, PhD, C.Psych
Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Ainslie Heasman, PhD, C.Psych is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist who is currently employed at the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, as well as in private practice. Dr. Heasman and colleagues recently received a grant from the Canadian government to develop and implement the first secondary prevention program in Canada for non-justice involved individuals with a sexual interest in children. Her graduate school training in the United States afforded her the opportunity to work in a civil commitment setting and a state forensic hospital. Dr. Heasman also previously worked in provincial corrections at the Ontario Correctional Institute. She currently engages in risk assessment for sexual violence as well as group and individual therapy for sexual offending and paraphilic interests for mandated and non-mandated clients. Her research and clinical interests involve non-justice involved individuals with a sexual interest in children. Dr. Heasman has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. She is currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and an Associate Graduate Faculty member at Ontario Tech University.

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

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.

Content Level

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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