The Good Lives Model: Your Questions Answered

Hosted by: Katherine Gotch
Guest Speaker: David Prescott

Recorded on: September 20, 2022

The Good Lives Model (GLM) — developed by Dr. Tony Ward — is a strengths-based rehabilitation framework for helping clients build lifestyles that are incompatible with offending. With the GLM, Dr. Ward addresses what he identified as shortcomings of the widely used principles of risk, need, and responsivity. The GLM achieves the aims of the RNR model by supporting clients in their quest to develop and implement a prosocial good life plan that is underpinned by their own core values, priority, and strengths.

David Prescott, Director of Safer Society’s Continuing Education Center, has authored and co-authored numerous publications on the GLM, including the first practical and comprehensive guide to integrating the GLM into treatment programs. He has years of experience training professionals around the world on the implementation of the GLM. This webinar gives you the opportunity to ask Mr. Prescott any questions you have about the model! 

In this webinar Mr. Prescott briefly describe the model and its implementation with both adults and adolescents. Then he answers questions submitted during the live event. The webinar was moderated by Katherine (Katie) Gotch, founder and director of Integrated Clinical and Correctional Services of Portland, OR.

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 Fay 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, and Polish. He has served on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. 

Katherine Gotch
Founder and Director, Integrated Clinical and Correctional Services

Katherine “Katie” Gotch has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention for over twenty years as a clinician, evaluator, trainer, educator, and in the development of evidence-informed public policy. She currently maintains a private practice, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, which provides specialized clinical and consultation services related to individuals with sexual behavior problems and other forms of abusive/violent behavior. She currently serves as the Public Policy Executive Board Member for ATSA, as a Board Member for NPEIV, and as the Policy Advisor for OATSA. She frequently provides training to correctional agencies, treatment providers, policy makers, and other community partners on sexual abuse specific assessment, management and treatment; static and dynamic risk; public policy; public/media engagement; and related topics.

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