Online Training: Risk and Treatment Assessment for Women Who Have Sexually Offended

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Length of Training: 2 hours
Cost of Training and Certificate
of Completion: $50

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

Please note: This training is not eligible for CE credits.

The field of assessing women who have committed sexually motivated offenses continues to grow and evolve. The extant research literature provides an empirical basis for assessing women from a gendered perspective. This perspective is a person-centered strength-based approach that takes into consideration how gender affects patterns of offending for women (Pflugradt el al., 2018). As such, women who perpetrate sexually motivated offenses require risk and treatment assessment approaches that differ from approaches used with their male counterparts. This workshop provides empirically supported guidance related to assessing women who have committed sexually motivated offenses. 

Training Topics Include:

  • Pathways to offending by women
  • Understanding a gendered approach (as opposed to a gender-sensitive or gender-neutral approach) to assessment and treatment
  • Available risk assessment measures and protocols
  • Reviewing the treatment needs of women who have sexually abused

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Describe pathways to offending for women.
2) Identify recidivism base rates for sexual offending behavior perpetrated by women.
3) Explain why tools for men such as the static-99r and the stable-2007 should not be used when assessing risk in a female population.
4) Explain treatment assessment domains.

Two Hours of Training

The training runs four four hours. The charge is $50. Each registration includes a certificate for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form.

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.

Dawn Pflugradt, PsyD, LP, LCSW
Psychologist Chief, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Dawn Pflugradt, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, social work and bioethics. She works in the area of sex offender assessment and treatment and is an associate professor at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology where she teaches courses in developmental psychology, personality disorders, and ethics. In addition to her years of clinical experience, Dr. Pflugradt has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of pediatrics and sex offender assessment and treatment. Dr. Pflugradt also is a certified trainer for the STATIC-99R and STABLE- 2007.

Bradley P. Allen PhD
Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin

Brad Allen, Ph.D., J.D. is a licensed psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, sociology, law and epidemiology. In addition to having extensive experience in the treatment and assessment of sex offenders, he has an eclectic research background publishing in the areas of developmental disabilities, gerontology and sex offenders.

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
Introductory to Intermediate

The presenters have published materials related to this training from which they may benefit financially.

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