Using the Good Lives Model with Adolescents and Young Men Who Have Harmed Others

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 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.

This training will provide information on applying the Good Lives Model (GLM) in work with adolescents whose behaviors have caused harm to others (including sexual and non-sexual violence). The GLM is a strengths-based rehabilitation practice framework that augments the risk, need, and responsivity principles of effective correctional intervention through its focus on assisting clients to develop and implement meaningful life plans that are incompatible with future offending. Originally developed as a rehabilitation framework for use with adults who have harmed others, this workshop focuses on how the GLM—when properly adapted—can be used with adolescents and young men.

This training closely examines many of its individual tenets (e.g., approach goals, primary human goods). Consideration is given to family involvement and how the etiology of harmful behaviors often results from developmental adversity and challenges in attaining specific goals that are common to all human beings.

Training topics include:
1) Overview of what works in treatment
2) Principles of effective intervention
3) Good Lives Model core principles
4) “Primary human goods” and “good life goals”
5) Obstacles to a “good life plan”
6) Case examples
7) Implementation considerations

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the primary human goods in the Good Lives Model
2) Explain the linkage between risk factors and approach-oriented treatment goals
3) Utilize “approach goals” in treatment
4) Describe four obstacles to achieving one’s “good life goals”
5) Describe two components of one’s internal motivation to change

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.

Using the Good Lives Model with Adolescents and Young Men Who Have Harmed Others has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3984.

Using the Good Lives Model with Adolescents and Young Men Who Have Harmed Others, Course #4339, 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: 08/04/2022 – 08/04/2024. 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

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 perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

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