Online Training: Translating Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) Principles into Supervisory and Clinical Practice

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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

This workshop will focus on the practical application of a widely accepted theory of criminal conduct known as the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model in guiding offender management and rehabilitation. The RNR principles are well-supported by empirical research and endorsed by many correctional organizations across North America and other parts of the world. After summarizing the history of RNR and the science behind it, this presentation will focus on translating RNR principles into practice; describe what that looks like; and examine the potential challenges of implementation. The goal is to offer practical tools to effectively implement these principles in both clinical practice and supervision with adult individuals convicted of sex offences.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the Principles for Effective Correctional Rehabilitation (RNR model)
2) Describe the empirical support for the RNR model
3) Explain how to apply the risk principle in terms of prediction and matching
4) Recognize what are and what are not criminogenic needs
5) Identify and address specific responsivity issues
6) Recognize implementation issues that may arise

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.

Translating Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) Principles into Supervisory and Clinical Practice, Course #4959, 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: 4/27/2023 – 4/27/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.

Sandy Jung, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, MacEwan University Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sandy Jung, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. She maintains an active research program in her Psychology Crime Lab (PCL@M) that focuses on the prevention of sexual assault, child sexual exploitation, and intimate partner violence and is funded by both internal and major external grants. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology, often co-authored with her students and several of her collaborators in law enforcement, forensic mental health, and other academic institutions in Canada, U.S., and other parts of the world. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017 and the Distinguished Research Award in 2018 at MacEwan, and was previously a Board of Governors Research Chair. Prior to her current academic position, she was a forensic psychologist at a forensic mental health facility where she provided assessment, treatment, and risk management of individuals convicted of violent and sexual offences. She is currently an Editorial Board Member for the journals, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention, Chair of the Criminal Justice Psychology Section in the Canadian Psychological Association, and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta.

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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