Translating Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) Principles into Supervisory and Clinical Practice

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm ET
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training: $80.00

CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Counseling, ASWB Social Work
Additional CE Processing Fee: $18.00

This workshop will focus on the practical application of a widely accepted theory of criminal conduct known as the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model in guiding offender management and rehabilitation. The RNR principles are well-supported by empirical research and endorsed by many correctional organizations across North America and other parts of the world. After summarizing the history of RNR and the science behind it, this presentation will focus on translating RNR principles into practice; describe what that looks like; and examine the potential challenges of implementation. The goal is to offer practical tools to effectively implement these principles in both clinical practice and supervision with adult individuals convicted of sex offences.

Attendees will be able to:
1) Explain the Principles for Effective Correctional Rehabilitation (RNR model)
2) Describe the empirical support for the RNR model
3) Explain how to apply the risk principle in terms of prediction and matching
4) Recognize what are and what are not criminogenic needs
5) Identify and address specific responsivity issues
6) Recognize implementation issues that may arise

You must purchase the training and the
Continuing Education credits separately

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $80. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form. The Continuing Education credits must be purchased separately. See information to the right about purchasing CE credits.

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.

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Translating Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) Principles into Supervisory and Clinical Practice has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3624.

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Translating Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) Principles into Supervisory and Clinical Practice, Course #3571, 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: 04/23/2021 – 04/23/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.

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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


Sandy Jung, Ph.D
Ph.D, Psychology Professor, Researcher

Sandy Jung, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. She maintains an active research program in her Psychology Crime Lab (PCL@M) that focuses on the prevention of sexual assault, child sexual exploitation, and intimate partner violence and is funded by both internal and major external grants. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology, often co-authored with her students and several of her collaborators in law enforcement, forensic mental health, and other academic institutions in Canada, U.S., and other parts of the world. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017 and the Distinguished Research Award in 2018 at MacEwan, and was previously a Board of Governors Research Chair. Prior to her current academic position, she was a forensic psychologist at a forensic mental health facility where she provided assessment, treatment, and risk management of individuals convicted of violent and sexual offences. She is currently an Editorial Board Member for the journals, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Offending: Theory, Research, and Prevention, Chair of the Criminal Justice Psychology Section in the Canadian Psychological Association, and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and Where?
This course is offered online through Zoom. The course is didactic in nature with periodic interaction between presenter and participants. Participants are required to remain in attendance for the entire runtime (break time is given during the program). Throughout the training, attendees are allowed to ask the trainer(s) questions about the material. The trainers may also sometimes ask attendees to participate, but this is not required.

What do I have to do?
All you have to do is be logged in to Zoom once the training begins and stay with us the entire time (break time is given during the program). To receive credit, participants are also required to complete a brief evaluation form.

When I’m done, how do I get my credit?
After the live training is complete, a link to an evaluation form will be sent to you by email. Once we’ve verified you attended and reviewed your completed evaluation form, a certificate of completion will be processed. You will receive your certificate by email. This process usually takes no more than 2-3 weeks.

Registration Deadline?
24 hours before the scheduled start time of the program. (May 24, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern time)

What kind of computer do I need?
Any device with internet capabilities, but we recommend either a desktop or a laptop, (Compatible with both Mac and Windows). A link to join the training will be sent to the email used during registration one day before the live event. If you would prefer to download the Zoom program prior to the event, it is available for download here:

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
Intermediate to Advanced.

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that our courses are offered online through an interactive live-feed. Closed captions will be available for this training. If you are interested in attending this training but have a special accommodations request, please contact us prior to registration by email ( or phone at (802) 247-3132.

Comments 3

  1. If we register for this training but cannot attend on that day/time, will it be available on-demand afterwards?

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      Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Safer Society online training!

      There will be a recording available within 6-10 business days following the live event. Anyone who has registered will automatically receive a direct link to access the recording and any materials that were provided during the training. Access to the recording and materials will expire ten days from when the direct link is sent to you.

      Unfortunately, we cannot offer CE credits to individuals who watch the recording of the training. However, we can provide you with a Certificate of Completion if you pass a short quiz.

      If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email ( or by phone at (802) 247-3132.

      Kind regards,


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