Anyone who has tried to improve an existing treatment program knows how difficult it can be. This webinar interview shows how one prominent agency implemented the principles of risk, need, and responsivity. It provides ideas for how agencies can best implement these principles and other new methods and models. In this webinar, Nikole Hassen, Clinical Psychologist and Director at the Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, will discuss the challenges faced when modernizing their treatment program, and the benefits of having done so.
Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar developed a well-known sex offending treatment program in the early 1990s (known as NavCon Brig). However, decades passed, and the team realized that they were no longer using best practices. They learned about the principles of risk, need, and responsivity and worked to generate agency support for implementing them. They sought out external experts to conduct program evaluation and development and created plans to implement programming using these principles, including ensuring the smooth transition of active treatment participants. The result is an individualized program that more efficiently uses resources, incorporates best practices, and aligns with clients’ goals.