Treatment with Adults Who Have Sexually Abused

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET /
7:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Credit: 6 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $180.00
CE Eligibility: Psychology and Counseling

This event is part of a collection of upcoming trainings on the topic of assessing and treating adults who have sexually abused. Click here to learn more!

You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Counselors seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their name and email address.

This training provides a foundational understanding of treatment for adults who have sexually abused. It is of interest to those who are newer to the field as well as those who wish to develop their existing skills further. It describes the components of effective treatment programming and delivery. It outlines steps for understanding clients in the moment and helping them to find their own motivations and strategies for making changes to their lives. It explores methods (for example, Motivational Interviewing and the Good Lives Model) that function as frameworks that practitioners can use to organize treatment. It explores the role of trauma-informed care and discusses how agencies and individual professionals can insure they are approaching treatment with a high degree of fidelity.

Topics include:
1) Components of effective treatment
2) Characteristics of effective professionals
3) The importance of approach goals
4) Motivational interviewing and enhancement
5) The core principles of the Good Lives Model as an organizing practice framework
6) Treatment processes and sequences
7) Trauma-informed care
8) Fidelity monitoring

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Apply the “going upstream” method of finding motivations and strategies for making positive changes.
2) Differentiate among “approach goals” in treatment planning.
3) Describe ten “primary human goods” or “good life goals” that appear to be relevant to all human beings.
4) Explain how the pursuit of “primary human goods” or “good life goals” can serve as motivators for sexual abuse by adults.
5) Describe how early adversity can develop into risk factors for sexual abuse by adults.
6) Use scaling questions for assessing internal motivation to achieve good life goals.

Six Hours of Training

The training session starts at 10:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 5:00 pm. The charge is $180. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. You must attend the entire live training to be eligible for CE credits. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Counselors seeking credit from other professional disciplines must submit an evaluation with their name and email address.

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.

Treatment with Adults Who Have Sexually Abused has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4353.

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

David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F
Director, Continuing Education Center, Safer Society

A mental health practitioner of 39 years, David Prescott is the Director of the Safer Society Continuing Education Center. In that capacity he has overseen more than 90 live online CE trainings and 80 webinars with a combined total of 37,000 participants.

Mr. Prescott is the author and editor of 25 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. Mr. Prescott is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma, including with adolescents and young adults. 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, Polish, Dutch, and other languages. He has served on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. He has been the co-author of the monthly NEARI and MASOC newsletters since 2007, which are read by several thousand professionals who work with adolescents who have sexually abused. Since 2011, he has served as Co-Blogger for ATSA’s Sexual Abuse blog, which has been read over 850,000 times and was recently rated among the top blogs in the world on the topic.

Additional Information

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

Content Level
Introductory to Intermediate

The presenter does have published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.

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