2017 CCOSO Annual Training Conference

The California Coalition on Sexual Offending 2017

20th Annual Training Conference

Please note: There is a CASOMB DOMAIN designation listed in bold print for each workshop.  This refers to the various areas of training required by CASOMB for all Certified treatment providers.  Note that this indication of a Domain area is not authoritative.  It is designed to be a guide for your selection process only.  A Domain is listed when the content of the workshop appears to be congruent with the corresponding CASOMB category description found at www.CASOMB.org .  CCOSO cannot guarantee that the workshop actually falls under the noted Domain.  Since CCOSO has no authority to do so, it must remain the responsibility of each attendee to make a determination regarding whether any specific presentation will be likely to meet the CASOMB requirements.

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  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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    Pre Conference I

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    SARATSO Re-Certification LS/CMI & Stable-2007  (PA1)

    Level of Service/Case Management Inventory(LS/CMI) &  Stable 2007 Re-Certification

    This class is for individual who have taken a Basic LS/CMI or Stable-2007 and Acute-2007, in the last 2 years and need to take another class to maintain their certification for these risk instruments. For both classes you will be assigned a vignette to score before coming to the class, we will spend half of a day on each instrument reviewing scoring criteria and a vignette. Participants must pass a post-test on each instrument to maintain their certification. 


    SARATSO SPONSORED


    Category: Adult/ Supervision

    LIMIT 20 Attendees
    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    This Workshop is not STC certified
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Sex Offender Treatment, Management and Supervision 101  (PA3)

    This workshop jump-starts new professionals, probation officers, parole agents and case managers in developing foundational competencies in assessing, treating, and managing sexual offenders. An overview of aspects of evaluation and treatment informed by national and state organizational guidelines (e.g. ATSA and CCOSO). 

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:1,2,3 &5

    STC Cert#: 4341-064203
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Static-99R Training Basic, Part 1  (PA2)

    This class is designed for Probation Officers who are required to score the SARATSO adult male sex offender risk assessment tool, currently the Static 99R.  The basic coding rules will be reviewed again and participants will be practicing on advanced scoring cases focusing on more complex scoring issues, such as pseudo-recidivism and index clusters. 

    This is a 12 hour course which continues on Wednesday morning.  You must enroll and attend both days.


    This Class is specifically for Probation Officers and Parole Agents. Clinicians should take the Static-99R for clinical version held all day 
    Friday

    Category: Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    STC Cert#: 4341-078439


     Optional  Closed 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Treatment & Management of Individuals on the Autism Spectrum who have Offended Sexually  (PA4)

    This full-day workshop reviews a number of issues related to treatment and management of individuals on the Autism Spectrum who have offended sexually. Etiology, social characteristics that interfere with treatment and sexual behaviors associated with the Autism Spectrum are discussed. Programming modifications, interventions, and clinical approaches to treatment and management of these individuals are also discussed.  

    Category: Treatment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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    Pre Conference II

    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Risk, Needs, Responsivity Principles applied to Sexual Offender Treatment & Management  (P3)

    This full day workshop introduces and reviews the literature support for the human service principles of risk, needs, and responsivity in the treatment, management, and supervision of sexual offenders. Risk and needs assessment tools and strategies will be discussed. Strategies for engaging individuals who are resistant to treatment efforts will also be discussed.

    Category: Adult/ Adolescent

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 4341-064242


     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    21st Century Considerations for The Containment Model  (P4)

    We will explore statistics that give us insight into how well implementation of our supervision and management strategies are working. Based on what the statistics show us, we will discuss changes that can improve our overall efficiency even when faced with shrinking budgets, larger caseloads, increased demand for service, and even a greater responsibility being placed on you than ever before.

    We will look at the importance of a properly developed and implemented post-conviction polygraph program, what polygraph techniques are statistically proven to be more accurate, and how to maximize pre-and post-test disclosures through examples of successful programs in use today.

    With easier access to internet capable devices, open Wi-Fi connectivity spots, and courts being more reluctant to impose conditions completely forbidding access, how do we effectively monitor offender activities in cyberspace? As most who work directly with these populations already know, it isn’t easy and in some cases almost impossible given limited resources. We will explore one program that has been successful in obtaining RCFL (Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory) comparable services and how it can be done for little or no cost to the supervising agency.

    We will wrap up with a question and answer session to explore any questions you have about post-conviction polygraph techniques, standards, etc., as well as computer and mobile device forensics.

    Category: Adult/ Adolescent

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC:

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Stable 2007- Acute 2007 Risk Assessment Training  (P1)

     The Stable-2007/Acute-2007 is scored by certified treatment providers working with sex offenders on probation or parole. (Pen. Code, sec. 290.09.) These tools measure dynamic (changing) risk factors which are empirically related to the risk of re-offense, and are evidence-based risk assessment tools. Dynamic risk assessment supplements the static risk assessment now done in California using the Static-99R, and gives a better picture of the overall risk of re-offense presented by sex offenders on supervision. The STABLE is predictive of the risk of future sexual offending. This is a 14 hour training. All participants must complete and pass all aspects of the 14 hours to become certified scorers.  Those who become certified scorers will receive a certificate from SARATSO in the mail following CCOSO. 

    Re-certification as a certified scorer is required every 2 years as mandated by law.

    This is a 14 hour workshop over 2 days 
    LIMIT 40 Attendees


    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

    STC Cert#: 4341-074253


     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Static-99R Training Basic, Part 2  (P2)

    CONTINUED FROM TUESDAY.  YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN BOTH DAYS.

    This class is designed for Probation Officers who are required to score the SARATSO adult male sex offender risk assessment tool, currently the Static 99R.  The basic coding rules will be reviewed again and participants will be practicing on advanced scoring cases focusing on more complex scoring issues, such as pseudo-recidivism and index clusters. 


    This Class is specifically for Probation Officers and Parole Agents. Clinicians should take the Static-99R for clinical version held all day 
    Friday

    Category: Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    STC Cert#: 4341-078439


     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    EyeDetect Ocular-Motor Detection of Deception – Welcome to the 21st Century  (P5)

    The new technology EyeDetect, uses a high-speed eye tracker to measure subtle changes in the eye and then combines the measures in a mathematically optimal manner to detect deception. EyeDetect uses a precision optical scanner to measure these changes and specialized algorithms to create a credibility score. The polygraph measures emotional responses to questions; EyeDetect evaluates changes in cognitive load associated with deception.  The premise being that deception is more cognitively demanding than being truthful. First, deceptive thinking requires planning, comparison, and execution of purposefully incorrect responses.

    The question responses, along with pupillary changes and eye movements are measured and are stored on a secure, encrypted data locker. At the conclusion of the test, the data are uploaded to a secure cloud server where it is analyzed and a detailed report is then generated. In essence, by means of a logistic regression equation, EyeDetect computes the probability of truthfulness. 

    Using a triage approach, EyeDetect can reduce resource usage, allowing for more offenders to be tested and identify higher risk offenders for referral to polygraph. We will discuss the limitations to EyeDetect and how in can be incorporate into a post-conviction polygraph program.  We will also do a live demonstration of the technology testing members of the audience with a blind number stimulation test.

    Category: Adult Supervision & Treatment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    Speakers:
     Optional 
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
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    Conference I

    8:00 AM  -  10:25 AM
    Opening Session, Keynote Presentation: Dave Markel  (Keynote)

    Physical evidence is not always available in a sexual assault case, but psycho-physiological evidence almost always is, if we know what to look for and how to document it. Traditional approaches and techniques for interviewing crime victims are not based on understanding how trauma impacts the brain, behavior and memory. Standard training and well-set habits from asking questions in an in interrogating suspects can result in seriously misunderstanding the behaviors, memories and credibility of victims of crime – especially sexual assault victims.

    The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview© (FETI) was developed by Russell Strand, a former Army Special Agent, and refined with experts on the neurobiology of trauma and memory. Persons who attend a Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview© course will learn how to use FETI to ensure that trauma victims feel safe and understood, help them to maximize recall, and to enhance the investigative process overall by increasing victim cooperation and participation while reducing potentials for false information and recantation. This technique reduces the inaccuracy of the information provided by a victim during an interview and greatly enhances the understanding of the traumatized person’s experience.

    Category: General

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 



    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    They Can Make You Famous  (A2)

    A look into the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Parole Operations, Electronic Monitoring Program.

    From inception to current day, this presentation will discuss how CDCR’s program started and where it is present day. The discussion will include how CDCR supervises California’s worst offenders utilizing the Global Positioning System and Electronic Monitoring. Additionally, the presentation will cover some of the tools used by CDCR, protocols, and cases that shape the way the State GPS Program operates today. The presentation will conclude with a look at the future of electronic monitoring, how it can be incorporated into treatment and cases in the news today.

     

     

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Psychopathy Within  (A4)

    PSYCHOPATHY WITHIN (Maram, 2016) presents a unique synthesis of forensic and clinical psychology, infused with a personal story. The book, published by Chiron, an established Jungian publisher, offers a new, gradated definition of psychopathy that challenges our assumptions about the topic and its meaning. This presentation is relevant to a broad CCOSO target audience. Psychopathy will be explored from the frame of reference of the book, which includes detailed material from my personal and forensic/clinical professional perspective, my experience working in California prisons and jails as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) panel evaluator for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH), and years of assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who sexually abuse. I’ll draw upon and discuss my experience in court testifying as well as providing sex offender treatment within our comprehensive program in Orange County, California (Wesley B. Maram, Ph.D., Director, Orange Psychological Services, Maram Psychological Group, Inc.)—an established treatment program with a long-term history of utilizing a collaborative containment model serving clients referred by probation and parole, Regional Center, and other community partners. The definition of psychopathy as a human characteristic on a continuum, which the book posits, is timely and relevant to sex offender assessment and treatment.

    Category: All

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Remarkably Muscular for a 10-Year-Old: CASOMB Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow  (A3)

    The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) became a reality ten years ago and has increasingly become an important contributor to the development and improvement of science-based sex offender management practices in the state.  After briefly reviewing some of the Board’s accomplishments over the past 10 years, three veteran members will provide information on a number of the current projects and priorities.  These will include an overview of the Bill to change the California registration system from a “universal lifetime” model to a “tiered” model.  The current state of this Bill will be discussed and strategies for ensuring its passage will be reviewed.  Other current and possible future efforts of the Board in the areas of research, Containment implementation, funding for sex offender treatment, public education, juveniles, program-provider certification as well as other areas of interest will be addressed.  CASOMB’s new Structured Clinical Judgment system for determining “Treatment Completion” – adapted from the paper developed by a CCOSO committee - will also be reviewed and discussed.  

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Legal Update on Containment, Residency Restrictions, and Registration  (A1)

    California law is rapidly evolving.  Courts are issuing legal opinions pertaining to registered sex offenders in increasing numbers.  Whether you are a clinician or probation officer/parole agent, you need to know what is happening.  We will cover new statutes, opinions, and pending litigation, including challenges to polygraph, other aspects of the Containment Model, and to the collection of Internet identifiers/social media information.  We will also discuss residency restrictions, exclusion zones, and risk assessment challenges. 

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 4341-078139

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Stable-2007/Acute 2007 Basic, Part 2  (A5)

     The Stable-2007/Acute-2007 is scored by certified treatment providers working with sex offenders on probation or parole. (Pen. Code, sec. 290.09.) These tools measure dynamic (changing) risk factors which are empirically related to the risk of re-offense, and are evidence-based risk assessment tools. Dynamic risk assessment supplements the static risk assessment now done in California using the Static-99R, and gives a better picture of the overall risk of re-offense presented by sex offenders on supervision. The STABLE is predictive of the risk of future sexual offending. This is a 14 hour training. All participants must complete and pass all aspects of the 14 hours to become certified scorers.  Those who become certified scorers will receive a certificate from SARATSO in the mail following CCOSO. 

    Re-certification as a certified scorer is required every 2 years as mandated by law.

    This is a 14 hour workshop over 2 days 
    LIMIT 40 Attendees


    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

    STC Cert#: 4341-074253

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Developing Team Collaboration for Success with Developmentally/Intellectually Delayed Offenders  (B1)

    Offenders with developmental disabilities pose a challenge for both law enforcement and treatment providers.  A regional center in Northern California has pioneered a program that offers a safe alternative for offenders with disabilities who have sexual behavior issues.  Our certified treatment program offers a special curriculum adapted for persons with intellectual delay, and therapists who are trained in understanding and adapting to the unique learning styles of these clients.  Many of the clients we serve are also in specialized residential care and job programs where they are supervised by 24-hour staff. 

    This workshop will offer a description of the types of residential & job program services offered, and principles for coordinating communications among this large multidisciplinary team.  We will offer case examples about working together to address unique challenges, garnered from 18 years working with this collaborative program. The workshop will also provide an overview of the communication skills needed for success in working with this population, along with tips about how to adapt sex offender treatment approaches when working with persons with intellectual or social disabilities. 

     

    Category: General

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1
    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    When evaluating adolescents with sexual behavior problems, what do the 25,000 assessments in the ASI  (B4)

    This presentation will provide clinicians with information regarding assessing adolescents with sexual behavior problems.  The presentation looks at what they may need to consider from ASI data base of approximately 25,000 assessments. 

     

    Category: Adolescent

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Ensnared in the Dark Web- Diagnosis & Treatment of Online Sexual Misconduct  (B2)

    The internet has become the new frontier of sexual misconduct. A dramatic rise in internet sex crimes in recent years has resulted in a great deal of research interest on both the theoretical and practical aspects of this growing phenomenon. This presentation will provide a “bird’s eye” view of the field, offer some facts and figures on online sexual misconduct, discuss some of the common myths about online sexual misconduct and summarize some of the etiological models and typologies which have emerged in recent years. Risk assessment methods, measures of future risk, treatment approaches, in particular the “containment model” and “red flags” will also be reviewed. This workshop will require attendees to have basic knowledge of issues in sex offender assessment and treatment. The presenters, forensic psychologists and experts on risk assessment of sexual offenders, have each conducted several thousand evaluations of sexual misconduct during the last 20 years, are members of multiple expert panels, and have testified on both diagnostic and risk issues in both state and federal courts on numerous occasions.

    Category: Adult, Intermediate/Advanced

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Stable-2007/Acute 2007 Basic, Part 3  (B7)

    Part 3 of the Stable/Acute-2007 Basic Training.  Attends must complete all three sections and pass the tests at the end of the workshop to become certified.

    This is a 14 hour workshop over 2 days 
    LIMIT 40 Attendees

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

    STC Cert#: 4341-074253

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Vicarious Trauma: The Hidden Mind-Predator  (B3)

    Working with victims and families who have undergone significant trauma WILL affect you in a significantly traumatic and profoundly personal way – no matter who you are. Professionals who provide victims with help generally receive vicarious trauma on a regular basis – often times without understanding the impact of cumulative vicarious trauma. There is an important principle for 1st responders responding to a call – you can’t keep anyone safe unless you ensure your own safety first. The same goes for any criminal justice or mental health professional who strives to help others in a healthy way – you can’t effectively help others unless you can help yourself or get help when you need it. Attendees will be given practical information and guidance on how to recognize


    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Conference II

    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Containment Model Meetings- Design & Application of the Placer County Quarterly Model  (B5)

    Communication among team members is thought to be the foundation of the Containment Model. Containment meetings are now a requirement for certified programs and supervising agencies working with registered sex offenders. The structure of these meetings can be challenging. What is important to discuss? How do you find topics that interest all the containment team members? Understanding how to get the most out of containment meetings is the focus of this presentation. Placer County has had great success in offering variety in their containment meetings that boasts an increase in attendance each month. This workshop will focus on the practical application of information to be reviewed in Containment meetings. You will be given specific examples of what makes up a successful containment meeting from the different containment members. Also discussed will be how to manage confidential information in containment meetings.

    Category: Adult Treatment & Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
     

    Poster Session

    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Movie Screening and Reception

    Please join us in the Bishop Ballroom for our screening of Untouchable, a Documentary film about child abuse and sex offender registration laws in the united States.

    We will raffle off prizes donated by our chapters and sponsors and give everyone an opportunity to network.

    Untouchable

    When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile.
    Untouchable resize

    Speakers:
     Optional 
  • Friday, May 12, 2017
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    Conference II

    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Major Mental Health Issues in Sexual Offenders  (C1)

    This presentation will outline symptoms of major mental illness including mood disorder (Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorders) and psychosis (Schizophrenia, Substance-Induced Psychosis).  Presenters will offer cogent treatment considerations that sex offender treatment providers and supervisors can utilize to help individuals with major mental health issues benefit from treatment and be more compliant with supervision.  Additionally, presenters will outline specific techniques and tools that can be utilized to assess for feigned major mental health problems.  

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Level of Service/Case Management Inventory, Part I  (C4)

    Sex offender risk assessment predictive of violent reoffending: LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)

    The LSCMI is used by sex offender management professionals to assess registered sex offenders while they are on probation or parole. (Pen. Code, § 290.09.) The tool is predictive of the risk of violent re-offending (see Literature Review of LS/CMI), and is an evidence-based risk assessment tool. Violence risk assessment supplements the static and dynamic risk assessments. The combination of these three instruments will give a better picture of the overall risk of re-offense presented by sex offenders on parole or probation supervision.

     

    Category: Adult/Clinical

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Juveniles Who Sexually Offend  (C2)

     

    These are out most difficult cases!  Adolescents who are exposed to alcohol prenatally pose a variety of behavioral, emotional and adaptive skills challenges.  We often do not detect these difficulties in our cases because we have not been trained to detect and intervene with this population.  These difficulties frequently go unacknowledged but pose significant challenges.  Remember, only 10% of those who are prenatally exposed to alcohol show facial features.  Most do not, so, what else can we do to detect the impact of alcohol on the teens we work with.  This workshop will present an overview of the etiology and effects of FASDs on teens.  We will then delve into the detection, assessment process and adjustment in style necessary to be successful in these cases.  You will come away with practical steps for the future.  We will provide case examples and ample room for Q/A.

     

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    An Amplification of the Responsivity Principle  (C5)

     An Amplification of the Responsivity Principle:  The Importance of YOU in the Rehabilitation of Offender Clients

    This presentation provides an overview of the Risk, Need, Responsivity Principles that are essential to effective correctional programming, with specific on implementing the Responsivity principle during interventions with sexual offenders. Attendees will learn what is meant by RNR; a brief review of the supporting research; several program evaluation methods for assessing adherence to the Responsivity Principle and a study of the Responsivity Principle conducted by the presenter. The majority of the workshop will be focused on ways to enhance sexual offender response to intervention by focusing on the therapeutic landscape, the  group environment, style of interaction, and specific behaviors that have been empirically associated with positive and negative outcomes with sexual offenders. 

     

    Category: Supervision/Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Where is the Line Drawn? Professional & Personal Boundaries in Sex Offender Management  (C3)

    Identifying, setting and maintaining boundaries is one of the most difficult tasks clinicians face when working with the criminal sex offender.  Their ability to groom and manipulate makes navigating the difference between the professional and personal a slippery slope.  This presentation will address what the professional boundaries should look like when working with sex offenders under the parole umbrella.  We will discuss the difference between us and them mentality and the blurring of multiple role relationships which take place daily in the course of treatment.    The presentation will focus on solutions and positive tools for providers to identify and help their staff before the boundaries are crossed.

    Category: Supervision/Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert #: 
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Static-99R for Clinicians Part I  (C6)

    This class is designed for Clinicians who score the Static 99R.  The basic coding rules will be reviewed again and participants will be practicing on advanced scoring cases focusing on more complex scoring issues, such as pseudo-recidivism and index clusters. 


    This Class is specifically for Clinicians. It will continue into the afternoon.

    Category: Assessment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:20 PM
    Luncheon - Faye Honey Knopp Award Ceremony
    In its infancy, the CCOSO Board determined that establishing an award for positive contributions to the field of sexual offending work in California was an important part of CCOSO’s mission. Originally called the Vista Award, our annual recognition award was renamed in 1995 in honor of Fay Honey Knopp, activist, pioneer, innovator and visionary. She was a nationally recognized advocate for the humane treatment of prisoners and an early promoter of treatment for sexual offenders. This, like her work in the civil rights movement, grew out of a deeply felt belief in the worth of every human being.
    Under her leadership, the Safer Society Press published more than 200 nationally recognized books, research studies, manuals and training videos dealing with the treatment and prevention of sex related crimes.
    The first award was presented in 1987 to Senator John Seymour of the California Legislature for his work and support of sex offender treatment by obtaining funding for three pilot sex offender programs within the State. 
    Many individuals have received the honor of this award in the ensuing years; Janice Marques, Gary Lowe, Jeffrey Bodmer-Turner, Randy Shores, Gerry Blasingame, Charlene Steen, Marcia Rogers, Dan Carson (of the Legislative Analyst’s Office), Vicki Markey and Susan Storm (Field Services, San Diego Probation), Marsha Blackstock (Executive Director, Bay Area Women Against Rape), United States Pre-trial Services Agency, Ron Kokish, Niki Delson, Ron Armstrong, Tom Tobin, Suzanne Brown-McBride, CALCASA, Marti Fredericks, Craig Fredericks, L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, Janet Neely (CA Attorney General’s Office), Jack Wallace (CDCR), Wes Maram, Chris Bennett, Leesl Herman, Michelle Steinberger, Parker Chin, Brenda Crowding & Erin Peel have each been Fay Honey Knopp Award recipients.
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Level of Service/Case Management Inventory, Part II  (D4)

    CONTINUED FROM THE MORNING SESSION 

    Sex offender risk assessment predictive of violent reoffending: LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)

    The LSCMI is used by sex offender management professionals to assess registered sex offenders while they are on probation or parole. (Pen. Code, § 290.09.) The tool is predictive of the risk of violent re-offending (see Literature Review of LS/CMI), and is an evidence-based risk assessment tool. Violence risk assessment supplements the static and dynamic risk assessments. The combination of these three instruments will give a better picture of the overall risk of re-offense presented by sex offenders on parole or probation supervision.

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Practical Prosocial Assessment and Treatment Methods for Adolescents.  (D3)

    The presentation will focus on practical prosocial models of assessment and treatment for juveniles who sexually offend Research and theory regarding why these approaches are important for practice with juveniles who sexually offend will be discussed. Deficits in prosocial reasoning have been identified as one modifiable risk factor for criminal behavior for both sexual and nonsexual offenses. Relevant prosocial assessment instruments including the Washington Sentence Completion Test and the Roberts Apperception Test for Children 2 will be reviewed. Prosocial treatment methods including Aggression Replacement Training and Moral Reconation Therapy will be discussed. The presenter is a certified practitioner in both these methods. In addition, findings in three studies by the presenter regarding prosocial assessment and treatment methods with JSO youth will be discussed (Ralph, 2012b; Ralph, 2015; Ralph, forthcoming). These and other researches indicate that prosocial treatment methods are associated with increased prosocial and moral reasoning skills, reduced recidivism, and improved psychological functioning in the general juvenile probation population, and also with JSO youth.

     

    Category:Adolescent
    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Supervisor Training for Clinicians Working with Sexually Abusive Clients  (D1)

    Clinicians working in the field of sex offender treatment confront many challenges our professors never imagined in graduate school or in practicum training. Many clinicians working in the field are not fully licensed but are interns, some relatively new to the field of clinical treatment. Supervisors must assist clinicians with issues of accountability and boundaries as well as guard against counter-transference. Supervisors may be the teachers of new and emerging best practices in treatment and risk assessment. Under the new Sex Offender Treatment Provider Certification requirements, Associate Practitioner Level and Apprentice Practitioner Level clinicians must be under the direct supervision of an Independent Practitioner. What is required of supervisors and supervisee, the practices, challenges and liabilities will be discussed in this presentation. Also, a discussion of the supervision contract, goals of supervision and safety practices.

     

    Category: Adult/Clinical Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:

    STC Cert#: 

     

     

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Maximizing the value of PCSOT Polygraph through Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities  (D5)

    The primary goal of Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT) is to increase public safety by serving as a decision-support tool in risk-assessment, risk management and treatment planning.  PCSOT polygraph objectives include increased disclosures of problem behaviors that alert supervision and treatment professionals of escalation in the level of threat to the community, as well as detection of abstinence from problem behaviors and potential deterrence of problem behaviors. 

    Maximizing the benefits of PCSOT requires collaboration among the Containment team.  This presentation will discuss how the collaboration process can be better implemented to improve sex offender management and reduce the risk of re-offending.  The presenter will also review PCSOT principles and standards, validity and reliability, utilization of the various types of PCSOT examinations (Sex History Disclosure; Maintenance; Monitoring; Instance Offense), suitability for testing, client rights and informed consent, and what actually happens during a PCSOT examination.  Case studies with video will be provided, as well as opportunity for questions and answers.  

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Static-99R for Clinicians-Part II  (D6)

    This class is designed for Clinicians who score the Static 99R.  The basic coding rules will be reviewed again and participants will be practicing on advanced scoring cases focusing on more complex scoring issues, such as pseudo-recidivism and index clusters. 


    This Class is specifically for Clinicians.

    Category: Assessment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Supervision Strategies for Managing Sex Offenders  (D2)

    Supervision of sexual offenders in the community is not a “one size fits all” approach.  Effective community supervision of sex offenders requires a collaborative and united approach between multiple entities which include, but is not limited to, the supervision officer/agent, treatment provider, polygrapher, community partners, law enforcement personnel, family members, and, of course, the offender themselves.  Supervision techniques must be adaptable to the needs of the offender and their case dynamics.  Each case will differ and there is not one profile that all sex offenders will fit into.  The management of sex offenders in the community requires specialized training for the supervision officer/agent.  The dynamics, needs, risks, issues and community safety concerns need to be addressed.  The supervision officer/agent will need to be trained to address all of the various elements of each and every case.    Additionally, with the “Containment Model”, additional resources are available to assist the supervision agent with providing valuable information, insight and case planning to assist in the rehabilitation of the offender with all having the common goal of “no more victims”.

     Optional 
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