Providing Treatment to People Who Categorically Deny Their Sex Crimes of Record

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm (EST)
Credit: 2 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training: $50.00
Additional CE Processing Fee: $18.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Clinical Counselor

People who have been convicted of sex crimes and are mandated to treatment often present with complex clinical and ethical challenges. Treating those who categorically deny having committed the sex crime for which they have been convicted can be particularly challenging. The Rockwood program in Ontario developed and implemented a model approach to engaging these individuals.

In this training, Dr. Liam Marshall will describe the Rockwood program for treating people who categorically deny offending. He will describe the model itself and the qualities of professionals who are most effective in implementing it. He will offer practical advice and describe the challenges that professionals face in its implementation.

Attendees will be better able to:
1) Identify common reasons why people deny crimes that they have, in fact, committed
2) Distinguish between the four qualities of effective professionals who provide treatment to these individuals
3) Explain the factors that increase the risk that a person will be subject to further allegations of abuse
4) Implement treatment exercises that will increase the likelihood that the client will more fully participate in treatment

You must purchase the training and the
Continuing Education credits separately

Two Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 1:00 pm. The charge is $50. To be eligible for the CE credit hours, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event. The Continuing Education credit hours must be purchased separately. See information to the right.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

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

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Providing Treatment to People Who Categorically Deny Their Sex Crimes of Record has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3581.

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CE Credits coordinated by Continuing Excellence, LLC


Liam Marshall, Ph.D.
Rockwood Psychotherapy & Consulting

Liam has an extensive background encompassing over 20 years as a therapist and consultant in many correctional and mental health facilities. In 2013, Liam joined Waypoint as a researcher in the Research and Academics Division, along with being a clinician in the Provincial Forensic Programs Division (high-secure division). He has conducted research, provided treatment, training, and consulting on offender and offenders with mental health problems for over two decades at several institutions and facilities. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including four books, including, most recently, The Wiley-Blackwell handbook on the assessment, treatment, and theories of sexual offending. Volume: Treatment (John Wiley & Sons), co-edited with Dr. W. L. Marshall. He is a board member and reviewer for many international journals, including Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. He has made numerous international conference presentations on offender and mental health issues regarding sexual behaviours, as well as on anger disorders, domestic violence, and problem gambling. Liam has delivered trainings in over 20 countries for therapists and other staff who work with sexual, violent, and other offenders, as well as offenders with mental health problems. He attained his PhD in Developmental Psychology at Queen’s University in 2010, and has a BA (Hons) and MA, also both from Queen’s.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and Where?
This course is offered online through Zoom. The course is didactic in nature with periodic interaction between presenter and participants. Participants are required to remain in attendance for the entire runtime. Throughout the training, attendees are allowed to ask the trainer(s) questions about the material. The trainers may also sometimes ask attendees to participate, but this is not required.

What do I have to do?
All you have to do is be logged in to Zoom once the training begins and stay with us the entire time. To receive credit, participants are also required to complete a brief evaluation form.

When I’m done, how do I get my credit?
After the live training is complete, a link to an evaluation form will be sent to you by email. Once we’ve verified you attended and reviewed your completed evaluation form, a certificate of completion will be processed. You will receive your certificate by email. This process usually takes no more than 2-3 weeks.

Registration Deadline?
24 hours before the scheduled start time of the program. (August 12, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern time)

What kind of computer do I need?
Any device with internet capabilities, but we recommend either a desktop or a laptop, (Compatible with both Mac and Windows). A link to join the training will be sent to the email used during registration one day before the live event. If you would prefer to download the Zoom program prior to the event, it is available for download here:

Audience Level
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
Intermediate to Advanced.

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 our courses are offered online through an interactive live-feed. Closed captions will be available for this training. If you are interested in attending this training but have a special accommodations request, please contact us prior to registration by email ( or phone at (802) 247-3132.

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Comments 2

  1. Hi, if I purchase this training will I be able to watch it afterwards like I did for another training of yours? Unfortunately, due to the hour shift (I’m writing from Italy) I can’t attend at the delivering time. Thanks in advance Carla

    1. Post

      Thank you for your inquiry, Carla!

      All registrants will gain access to the recorded version of the training within 5-7 business days following the live event. Access will expire ten days after the recording is available. CE credits will not be available to individuals who do not attend the live online training, but a Certificate of Completion can be requested after submitting a short quiz.

      If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email at or calling our office at 802-247-3132.

      Thank you!

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