Women Who Perpetrate Sexual Offenses

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm (EST)
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours

Cost of training & CE credits: $100.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, ASWB Social Work, NBCC Counselor

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.

The needs of women who perpetrate sexual offenses are just beginning to be understood. Although conducting risk and treatment needs assessments is becoming increasingly common, there are no empirically derived instruments to assist clinicians with these tasks. These assessments are different than those conducted for males and require clinicians to have a solid understanding of women who perpetrate violent crimes. Women who commit sexual offenses exhibit individual psychological differences that influence their behavior. As a result, the determination of risk and treatment needs requires the use of structured professional judgement focusing on individual characteristics as well as an understanding of the current literature. In addition, treatment needs for women who perpetrate sexual offenses vary significantly from their male counterparts. As such, a gendered strengths based program designed specifically for women and their unique needs should be utilized.

Topics to be discussed:
1) Background information
2) Offense styles/ pathways
3) Characteristics of women who perpetrate sexual offenses
4) Adverse childhood experiences
5) Prevalence of sexual offending by women
6) risk assessment of women who perpetrate sexual offenses
7) Clinical considerations / Treatment needs assessment
8) Gendered strengths based treatment

As a result of participating in this training, you will be better able to:
1) Explain general research related to women who perpetrate sexual offenses
2) Identify pathways to sexual offending
3) Discuss base rates for sexual recidivism for females
4) Describe the domains of a treatment needs assessment
5) Compare the differences between male and female sexual offenders

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 is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Women Who Perpetrate Sexual Offenses has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC and Safer Society Press are solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3764

Women Who Perpetrate Sexual Offenses, Course #3867, 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: 10/21/2021 – 10/21/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Foundation and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Dawn Pflugradt, PsyD, LP, LCSW
Psychologist Chief, Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Dawn Pflugradt, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist with
advanced degrees in psychology, social work and
bioethics. She works in the area of sex offender
assessment and treatment and is an associate professor at
the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology where
she teaches courses in developmental psychology,
personality disorders, and ethics. In addition to her years of
clinical experience, Dr. Pflugradt has published numerous
articles and book chapters in the areas of pediatrics and
sex offender assessment and treatment. Dr. Pflugradt also
is a certified trainer for the STATIC-99R and STABLE-2007.

Bradley P. Allen, Ph.D. J.D
Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin

Brad Allen, Ph.D., J.D. is a licensed psychologist with advanced degrees in psychology, sociology, law and epidemiology. In addition to having extensive experience in the treatment and assessment of sex offenders, he has an eclectic research background publishing in the areas of developmental disabilities, gerontology and sex offenders.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have 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

Comments 2

    1. Thank you very much for your inquiry. The presenters’ work is almost exclusively with adult females and that will be a primary focus. However, they will be discussing elements (such as a gender-sensitive approach to working with females in the criminal justice system) that will likely have application to adolescent females. In case you’re interested, the Counselors Edition of our adolescent female Good Lives Model workbook (Becoming Who I Want to Be) by David Prescott and Tyffani Dent may also be useful.

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