Online Training – The Intervention Intersection: Human Trafficking and Sexual Offending

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Length of Training: Six Hours
Credit: 6 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: $180.00

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

There has been an increased awareness and focus on human trafficking within the United States in recent years, with individuals convicted of sex trafficking crimes often being classified as “sexual offenders” within the criminal justice system. However, very little is known about the psychological characteristics or criminogenic risk/need factors of this offender population. This session will provide introductory training on domestic and international human trafficking, with a focus on sex trafficking of adults and children, followed by an overview on the current research related to perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking in the United States. The session will also provide practical guidance and strategies for the assessment, treatment, management and supervision of perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking and victims of trafficking.

Topics to be covered include:
1) Overview of human trafficking
2) Intersection of human trafficking and other sexual offending with implications for professionals
3) What we know and don’t know
4) Psychopathy and related typologies
5) Effective practice (with case examples)
6) Evidence-informed and individualized approaches
7) Case examples and Q&A

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) List and describe two major types of trafficking.
2) Describe common risk factors trafficking victims possess.
3) Discuss the implications of trafficking on sexual offense specific assessment and treatment.
4) Identify the psychological characteristics and criminogenic risk/need factors for perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking.
5) Implement strategies for the appropriate assessment, treatment and management of perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking.
6) Describe the federal definition of human trafficking and implications for professionals.
7) Identify how human trafficking intersects with other forms of sexual offending.
8) Describe how human trafficking can result in “trauma bonds” between victim and trafficker.

Six Hours of Training

The training session runs for six hours. The charge is $180.  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.

The Intervention Intersection: Human Trafficking and Sexual Offending, Course #5114, 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: 08/01/2023 – 08/01/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

Katherine C. Gomez, MA
Director of Human Trafficking Intervention, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ)

Katherine Gomez holds a BA from the University of Florida, MA from the University of South Florida, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Central Florida. She has served Florida since 2006 as a juvenile probation officer, trainer, researcher, and administrator. She specializes in working with youth who have experienced human trafficking, sexually marginalized youth, youth who have committed sexually-related offenses, and high-profile multijurisdictional cases. Ms. Gomez is currently a candidate for her Ph.D.

Katherine “Katie” Gotch, LPC, CCSOT, ATSA-F
Director, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, LLC

Katherine “Katie” Gotch, LPC, CCSOT, ATSA-F
Director, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, LLC
Ms. Gotch has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention since 2000 as a clinician, evaluator, trainer, educator, and within legislative/policy development. She currently maintains a private practice, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, which provides specialized clinical and consultation services related to adults with sexual behavior problems and other forms of abusive/violent behavior. She serves as the Public Policy Executive Board Member for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and as an Advisory Board Member for the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). She regularly provides training to correctional agencies, treatment providers, policy makers, and other community partners on sexual abuse specific management and treatment, static and dynamic risk, public policy, and related topics. She is a certified Static-99R/STABLE & ACUTE-2007 trainer.

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

Additional Information

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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