The Good Lives Model with Justice-Involved Women

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm ET
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.

The Good Lives Model (GLM) has become a popular framework for the treatment of people who have caused harm to others. It is suitable for treatment providers and program administrators working in prison, civil commitment, and community-based settings. Preliminary evidence suggests that, integrated appropriately, the GLM offers potential for improving outcomes of treatment programs that follow a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach and that operate according to the Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) principles. For example, research suggests that the GLM’s focus on engaging clients in the treatment process enhances treatment engagement, an important element of program effectiveness. However, misguided or otherwise poor application of the GLM in practice could increase the very risk treatment is designed to prevent and manage. This four-hour online training focuses on how programs and therapists can use the GLM combined with a gendered approach to treat adult women. 

In this online training, the presenters will provide information on how to translate and integrate the GLM into practice with women in the overall structure, content, and process of treatment, and illustrate key assessment and treatment strategies. The presenters will provide an overview of GLM-based assessment and intervention planning and describe the module or phase-based structure of a RNR/CBT treatment program using the GLM. Lastly, the presenters will address how typical program modules targeting dynamic risk factors such as sexual and general self-regulation can be developed and integrated using a GLM approach. 

Training topics include:
1) The importance of a gendered approach in the treatment of women who sexually abuse.
2) How the Good Lives Model (GLM) combined with a gendered approach fits with the principles of risk, need, and responsivity.
3) The GLM “Primary Human Goods” (also known as “common life goals”).
4) The GLM “Goods” most often implicated in offending by women.
5) Obstacles to women implementing a good life plan.
6) A gendered approach to case formulation, assessment, and treatment using the GLM.

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Explain how the “Primary Human Goods” (also known as “common life goals”) of the Good Lives Model (GLM) are relevant to the treatment of women in the criminal justice system.
2) Distinguish between common life goals that are important to women in general, and those goals specifically implicated in their offending. 
3) Explain four kinds of obstacles that women often experience when attempting to implement their “Good Life Plan”.
4) Explain GLM-based assessment and intervention planning for women.
5) Distinguish between integration and implementation of GLM in the treatment of women.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. 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, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Good Lives Model with Justice Involved Women, Course #4362, 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: 08/11/2022 – 08/11/2024. 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 Foundation and Continuing Excellence, LLC

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

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, Ph.D. J.D
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.

David Prescott
Director, Continuing Education Center, Safer Society

A mental health practitioner of 38 years, David Prescott is the Director of the Safer Society Continuing Education Center. He is the author and editor of 25 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA), the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award, and the 2022 recipient of the Faye Honey Knopp Award from the New York State Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and New York State ATSA. He also served as ATSA President in 2008-09. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world. His published work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, French, Polish, and Southern Tutchone. He has served on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals.

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, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

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