Supervision, Screen Time, and Safety: Community Management of Individuals with CSAM-Only Offenses

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training and CE certificate: $100.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Counseling, ASWB Social Work

To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

Individuals convicted of CSAM (child sexual abuse materials) offenses have unique offense-related needs that differ from other offenders who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors. Supervision and treatment professionals (including probation and parole officers) who work with these individuals need specific training to address their cluster of needs. This training offers specific skill-based interventions based on current research that supervision professionals can utilize with their clients during office visits. This training further discusses current research which can help inform policy and procedure around supervision of these individuals.  

Topics to be covered include:
1) Current research regarding clients who commit CSAM offenses, including information regarding risk and needs.
2) Common questions and answers specific to supervision of clients who commit CSAM offenses.
3) Structure of supervision appointments with clients who commit CSAM offenses, including specific skill-based interventions to address deficits.

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to: 
1. Explain how clients who commit CSAM offenses differ in terms of risk from clients who commit contact sexual offenses. 
2. Discuss the unique needs of clients who commit CSAM offenses. 
3. Implement appropriate supervision strategies for clients who commit CSAM offenses.
4. Implement skills-based interventions to use with clients who commit CSAM offenses.
5. Describe how skills from Motivational Interviewing can inform supervision and practice with individuals who have sexually abused.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 p.m. The charge is $100. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

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.

Supervision, Screen Time, and Safety: Community Management of Individuals with CSAM-Only Offenses has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC and Safer Society Press are solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3783.

Supervision, Screen Time, and Safety: Community Management of Individuals with CSAM-Only Offenses, Course #3919, 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. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 01/07/2022 – 01/07/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.

Notice to providers of New Jersey SW Continuing Education:
• ACE individual course approval meets the NJ Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for individual course approval pursuant to NJ Code 13:44G-6.4.16.
• Participation in the ASWB ACE Course Approval Program requires that the provider abide by all of the criteria set forth by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 44 G Subchapter 6.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

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

From left to right: Carolyn Pierre, LCSW, Valerie Gonsalves, PhD, and Jake Schuldies, LCSW

Valerie Gonsalves, PhD., MLS, ATSAF
Psychologist Manager, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Valerie Gonsalves, PhD., MLS, ATSAF – Dr. Gonsalves is a licensed psychologist who has spent over a decade working in the field of forensic psychology and specializing with individuals with significant personality disruptions and those who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors. Dr. Gonsalves has worked with supervision professionals for five years and during that time has worked to translate scientific research into specific and actionable items that can be used in the fast-paced environment of probation and parole. Dr. Gonsalves is an ATSA fellow, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and routinely presents at both state and national conferences. 

Jake Schuldies, LCSW
Associate Psychotherapist, Midwest Center for Psychotherapy

Jake Schuldies, LCSW earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy in community and institutional settings. Mr. Schuldies has supervised an evidenced-based inpatient treatment program for individuals who have engaged in harmful sexual behavior and led the development of adapted programming for individuals with developmental disabilities.  In his current practice, he provides treatment services to adults and youth who have accessed Child Sexual Exploitation Material in collaboration with attorneys and supervision agents. Additionally, he instructs for the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, teaching a graduate-level mental health policy course. Mr. Schuldies believes strongly in Social Work values and ethics and has devoted his career to implementing best practices in psychotherapy and criminal justice. 

Carolyn Pierre, LCSW
Consultant, Private Practice

Carolyn Pierre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience working with individuals who have committed sexual offenses. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Master of Social Work program with an emphasis on mental health, substance abuse, and forensic social work. She has provided psychotherapy to individuals under supervision in the community, as well as to those incarcerated and civilly committed in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ms. Pierre supervised the Treatment Track at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center serving individuals with cognitive disabilities, major mental illness, and elevated psychopathy. She is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and Secretary with the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Chapter of ATSA. In partnership with her close colleagues, Ms. Pierre operates a business offering program consultation, curriculum development, risk assessment, and sentencing mitigation services. 

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, interested paraprofessionals, and particularly, probation and parole officers.

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