Safer Society Press Authors Presenting at 2012 Conferences

A number of Safer Society Press authors present at conferences around the  country throughout the year.  April and May offer several good chances to hear from these leading experts. First up is the MASOC/MATSA 14th Annual Joint Conference on The Assessment, Treatment and Safer Management of Sexually Abusing Children, Adolescents and Adults from April 11 to April 13 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Geral Blanchard will be presenting a workshop on Ancient Ways: Indigenous Healing Contributions for the 21st Century. In addition to the new edition of The Difficult Connection, Geral is also the author of a book with the same title as his workshop. Ancient Ways is published by NEARI Press, and also is available through Safer Society Press. Robert Longo will be presenting on Trauma and Its Impact on the Brain: Applications for Clinical Practice. Rob is co-author of Sexual Abuse in America: Epidemic of the 20th Century. David Prescott is leading three workshops. He’s doing a pre-conference workshop on Improving Outcome and Alliance: Feedback-Informed Treatment with People Who Have Sexually Abused. On Friday, his workshops are Advanced Therapeutic Communication Skills, and with co-presenter Joan Tabachnick, A Dialog About Adolescents Who Abuse Sexually. David is the author or editor of a number of books, including the Safer Society Press titles Applying the Good Lives and Self-Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment (with Pamela Yates and Tony Ward); Building a Better Life (with Pamela Yates), Building Motivation for Change in Sexual Offenders (editor) and Risk Assessment of Youth Who Have Sexually Abused: Theory, Controversy & Emerging Strategies (editor). John Bergman will be presenting on Using Experiential Techniques to Uncover and Work with Trauma and Residential Staff in the Intelligence of Feelings: A Prelude to Attunement. John is the presenter of Drama Therapy, a video presentation. For more information about the conference, the workshops, and to register, visit

The 27th annual NAPN conference will be held in Atlantic City from April 30 to May 2. This year’s s conference theme is Challenging Times — Innovative Approaches for Sexually Abusive Youth. A number of the workshops being offered at MASOC/MATSA will be repeated so if you can’t make that conference or were forced to choose between two excellent options, all is not lost! David Prescott will be reprising the Advanced Therapeutic Communication Skills as an intensive seminar. He also will be repeating Improving Outcome and Alliance: Feedback-Informed Treatment with Sexually Abused Youth and he and Joan Tabachnick also will offer A Dialog About Adolescents Who Abuse Sexually again. In addition David will be presenting An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing with Juveniles as an intensive seminar. Rob Longo will be presenting a plenary on Cognition and Emotions: How Our Thoughts and Feelings Look Inside our Brain and in our Heart. He also will offer again the workshop on Trauma and Its Impact on the Brain: Applications for Clinical Practice. John Bergman’s NAPN intensive seminar is Creativity, Deviance, and the Expressive Therapies: Practice-based International Evidence of the Effectiveness of the Creative Arts Therapies. Jacque Page will be presenting twice at NAPN. Her intensive seminar is titled Sibling Sexual Abuse and Reunification Realities. She’s also presenting a workshop on What’s Healthy, What’s Not: Children and Sexual Behavior. Jacque is the co-author of Manual for Structured Group Treatment with Adolescent Sex Offenders. Gail Ryan is speaking at the Wednesday luncheon on Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Continuing to Validate and Correct As New Knowledge Confronts Old Assumptions. She is also presenting a workshop titled Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Risk Management and Supervision, Safety Planning and Relapse Prevention. Gail and her associates are the authors of The Web of Meaning, and Gail is also the author of several other professional books, including Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences and Correction, which is available through Safer Society. More information and registration for this conference is available at

New York State ATSA and the New York State Alliance of Sex Offender Service Providers will be presenting their 17th Annual Joint Conference from May 21st to May 23rd in Hunter, New York. The conference theme is Promoting A Safer Society: New Directions in Research and Practice.  David Prescott will be presenting a full-day comprehensive seminar on The Current State of Assessing and Treating Adolescents Who Have Sexually Abused. He is also offering a workshop on Treating Deniers and Resistant Clients. For more information about the conference, go to

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