2019 CCOSO Annual Training Conference

The California Coalition on Sexual Offending 2018

21st 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 7, 2019
  •  

    Pre Conference I

    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Sex Offender Treatment, Management and Supervision 101  (PA1)

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

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:1,2,3 &5

    STC Cert#: 4341-064203
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    So, you think you are in compliance?  (PA2)

    Through the review of cases from intake to treatment completion, and everything in between, find out how well your treatment program conforms to the CASOMB certification requirements. Some topics that will be covered include; intake documents, SARATSO requirements, using assessments to guide treatment plans, a brief overview of treatment completion guidelines, how to overcome the challenges you face when implementing the containment model, what do supervising agents want to know, what legal challenges have arisen in relation to the polygraph examination, and what to do if you are called to testify in court for treatment related issues. 


    Category:Adult, Treatment Program Managers

    CASOMB Domain: 5

    STC Cert. #: Not Certified

     


     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Neurocognitive, Behavioral and Sexuality Issues and Therapeutic In  (PAA3)

    This full day presentation overviews issues associated with the neurodevelopmental condition known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We will explore FASD effects on neurocognitive and social development as well as behavioral and sexuality issues. Types of sexual misconducts initiated by individuals with these conditions are identified. Barriers to treatment and strategies for working with adolescents with FASD and sexual behavior problems are also presented.


    Category: Adult/Adolescent Clinical

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Neurocognitive, Behavioral and Sexuality Issues and Therapeutic In  (PA3)

    This full day presentation overviews issues associated with the neurodevelopmental condition known as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We will explore FASD effects on neurocognitive and social development as well as behavioral and sexuality issues. Types of sexual misconducts initiated by individuals with these conditions are identified. Barriers to treatment and strategies for working with adolescents with FASD and sexual behavior problems are also presented.


    Category: Adult/Adolescent Clinical

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Sex Offender Treatment, Management and Supervision 101  (PAA1)

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

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN:1,2,3 &5

    STC Cert#: 4341-064203
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    So, you think you are in compliance?  (PAA2)

    Through the review of cases from intake to treatment completion, and everything in between, find out how well your treatment program conforms to the CASOMB certification requirements. Some topics that will be covered include; intake documents, SARATSO requirements, using assessments to guide treatment plans, a brief overview of treatment completion guidelines, how to overcome the challenges you face when implementing the containment model, what do supervising agents want to know, what legal challenges have arisen in relation to the polygraph examination, and what to do if you are called to testify in court for treatment related issues. 


    Category:Adult, Treatment Program Managers

    CASOMB Domain: 5

    STC Cert. #: Not Certified

     


     Optional  Closed 
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  •  

    Pre Conference II

    8:30 AM  -  12:30 PM
    ReCert: Stable 2007  (P2)

    Stable 2007 Re-Certification

    This class is for individuals who have taken a Basic Stable-2007 & Acute-2007 training, in the last 2 years and need to take another class to maintain their certification for these risk instruments. For this class you will be assigned a vignette to score before coming to the class.  It is imperative that you take this pre-test and submit before the conference.

    We will be reviewing scoring criteria and a vignette during this workshop. Participants must pass a post-test on the instrument to maintain their certification. 

    SARATSO SPONSORED


    Category: Adult Assessment LIMIT 25 Attendees
    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     

    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Scientific support for current issues in sex offender treatment.  (P4)

    Scientific support for the following topics will include, first, support for specific treatment for child molesters and other sex offenders, second, scientific expert testimony in court and suggested examples of the therapist’s behavior in court, third, a comparison of the types of sex offenders in California versus the United States, fourth, support for the characteristics of child abuse victims (boys and girls) that increase victims risk to molest other children and fifth, research showing the differences between discreet categories of child molesters (5700),child pornography users (3800),travelers (1100), and those who molest children and are also involved with child pornography(1300).


    Category: General

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1, 3, 5

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Risk/Needs/Responsivity  (P1)

    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/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 4341-064242


     Optional 
     

    Stable/Acute Track

    8:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Stable 2007- Acute 2007 Risk Assessment Tool, BASIC Part I  (P5)

    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. 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.


    Category: Adult

    This is part of the 2 day Dynamic Risk Assessment Track
    LIMIT 25 Attendees

    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

     

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
     

    Pre Conference II

    1:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    ReCert: LS/CMI  (P3)

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

    This class is for individual who have taken a Basic LS/CMI in the last 2 years and need to take another class to maintain their certification for these risk instruments. For this training you will be assigned a vignette to score before coming to the class, we be 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 25 Attendees
    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     


    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019
  •  

    Conference I

    8:30 AM  -  10:15 AM
    New Directions in Prevention: Meaning and Purpose for Stakeholders and Front-line Clinicians  (Keynote)
    Most perpetration prevention initiatives are aimed at preventing further sexual abuse after initial harm is done. Initiatives to prevent first time sexual abuse are presented. Our goal is to discuss public policy, understand the importance of public education, and build skills and knowledge regarding sexual abuse prevention. Our hope is to disseminate information to help ensure that adults, teens, and children do not become sexually abusive. This presentation is intended for multidisciplinary professionals already familiar with sexual offenders because they hold the key to creating avenues for prevention and early intervention. There is a growing body of research in sexual violence and sex offending behavior, that makes it now possible to consider prevention programs from a public health point of view, seen through the lens of preventing the perpetration of sexual abuse. This presentation will highlight a successful prevention program that assertively seeks out individuals at risk of sexual misconduct.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Exploring the Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injuries and Sexually Offending behavior  (A1)

    This short workshop explores the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sexually offensive and offending behaviors. We review typical brain functioning and differential effects of TBI depending on the location of the injury. We explore the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences and acquired brain injuries. Changes in sexual functioning post-injury are described. We identify the various post-TBI sexually offensive and offending behaviors that are documented in the literature. The workshop will finish with a discussion of TBI in the known sexual offender population and suggested adaptations for therapeutic interventions. 


    Category: Adolescent/Adult


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Penile Plethysmograph and VRT: Psychosexual Testing in Sexual Offender Assessment & Treatment  (A2)

    Sexual offenders who have atypical (deviant) sexual interests often present with the highest recidivism rates. In addition, current recidivism tools often underestimate re-offense risk because these tools do not take into account sexual arousal and sexual preference. A crucial component in assessing risk and developing treatment plans is objectively identifying offenders’ sexual interests and arousal patterns. Self- report measures evidence questionable validity because of their susceptibility to deception. There are currently two assessment methods that are less vulnerable to subjects’ attempts to conceal their sexual arousal and interest patterns. The first is the Penile Plethysmograph. This tool measures sexual arousal by measuring changes in the circumference of the subject’s penis when presented with sexual stimuli. The other tool is based on the Visual Reaction Testing (VRT). The presenters will provide a description of the use of each of these tools and their application to risk, treatment, and community management. We will also discuss how to integrate findings with other data. In addition, the reliability and validity of each tool will be discussed.


    Category: Adult/Supervision/Assessment/Research

    CASOMB DOMAIN:2

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Best Practices in Treatment of Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders: Importance of Criminogenic Needs  (A3)

    Interventions with mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) have traditionally focused on improving mental health symptoms as the means with which to reduce sexual and criminal recidivism. This approach was based on the implicit assumption that untreated mental illness is a direct antecedent to sexual and non-sexually aggressive behavior. Based on recent evidence, some researchers and policy makers have suggested embedding principles of effective correctional intervention in addition to traditional mental health targets in treating MDOs.

    Results from a series of prospective longitudinal studies with MDOs will be presented which were formulated around pertinent hypotheses regarding reducing risk to re-offend. More specifically, the risk relevance of mental health variables as well as criminal attitudes and related constructs embedded within correctional theory are presented. Moreover, within-treatment change and the subsequent association with sexual, violent and general recidivism among such variables following a comprehensive treatment program are presented. Risk and need implications of psychometric assessments of treatment change in MDOs are discussed as are best practices in specific interventions with mentally disordered sexual offenders. 

    Category: Adult, Research, Public Policy

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2, 3

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Secondary Trauma for Agents/Officers dealing with Sex Offenders  (A4)

    The work of probation/parole officers who supervise sex offenders rarely comes to their community’s attention unless something goes wrong. Research suggests that agents/officers who deal with sex offenders, either pre-disposition or post-conviction are likely experience trauma as a result of their work and that little support is available to respond to their emotional needs. This class explores impacts on those who deal with sex offenders and how they may experience secondary trauma, defined as the emotional and cognitive experiences of reading and hearing stories that recount one or more traumatic events and the cumulative effect.  In addition, this workshop will provide some options when dealing with secondary trauma.  Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of secondary trauma among supervising officers have important implications for maintaining a healthy workforce and for providing effective management of sex offenders in the community.


    Category: Supervision Adult & Juvenile

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    A Collaborative Model of Corrections  (A7)

    A collaborative model of custody and community supervision may be identified as an interdisciplinary relationship in which professionals representing multiple agencies, departments, or disciplines coordinate and communicate effectively in order to attain mutually desired outcomes related to inmates or persons on parole or probation, as well as the larger community. These collaborative relationships include partnerships between clinical and medical treatment providers, victim advocacy teams, community resource providers, custody or law enforcement officers, and criminal justice departments. Broadly, these shared goals may range from increased public safety and quality of life for inmates, probationers, and parolees, to decreased incidence of recidivism of criminal and sexual offending behavior, and financial costs for institutional and community agencies. Additionally, application of guidelines, desired goals, and actual outcomes must be regularly evaluated and adjusted in a flexible, dynamic manner to achieve maximum efficacy. This presentation aims to discuss the application of a collaborative model of custody and community supervision for sexual offenders based on various programs throughout the United States.


    CASOMB Domain:

    STC Certified

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Best Practices in Treatment of Mentally Disordered Sex Offenders: Importance of Criminogenic Needs  (E3)

    Interventions with mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) have traditionally focused on improving mental health symptoms as the means with which to reduce sexual and criminal recidivism. This approach was based on the implicit assumption that untreated mental illness is a direct antecedent to sexual and non-sexually aggressive behavior. Based on recent evidence, some researchers and policy makers have suggested embedding principles of effective correctional intervention in addition to traditional mental health targets in treating MDOs.

    Results from a series of prospective longitudinal studies with MDOs will be presented which were formulated around pertinent hypotheses regarding reducing risk to re-offend. More specifically, the risk relevance of mental health variables as well as criminal attitudes and related constructs embedded within correctional theory are presented. Moreover, within-treatment change and the subsequent association with sexual, violent and general recidivism among such variables following a comprehensive treatment program are presented. Risk and need implications of psychometric assessments of treatment change in MDOs are discussed as are best practices in specific interventions with mentally disordered sexual offenders. 

    Category: Adult, Research, Public Policy

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2, 3

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Exploring the Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injuries and Sexually Offending behavior  (E1)

    This short workshop explores the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sexually offensive and offending behaviors. We review typical brain functioning and differential effects of TBI depending on the location of the injury. We explore the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences and acquired brain injuries. Changes in sexual functioning post-injury are described. We identify the various post-TBI sexually offensive and offending behaviors that are documented in the literature. The workshop will finish with a discussion of TBI in the known sexual offender population and suggested adaptations for therapeutic interventions. 


    Category: Adolescent/Adult


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Penile Plethysmograph and VRT: Psychosexual Testing in Sexual Offender Assessment & Treatment  (E2)

    Sexual offenders who have atypical (deviant) sexual interests often present with the highest recidivism rates. In addition, current recidivism tools often underestimate re-offense risk because these tools do not take into account sexual arousal and sexual preference. A crucial component in assessing risk and developing treatment plans is objectively identifying offenders’ sexual interests and arousal patterns. Self- report measures evidence questionable validity because of their susceptibility to deception. There are currently two assessment methods that are less vulnerable to subjects’ attempts to conceal their sexual arousal and interest patterns. The first is the Penile Plethysmograph. This tool measures sexual arousal by measuring changes in the circumference of the subject’s penis when presented with sexual stimuli. The other tool is based on the Visual Reaction Testing (VRT). The presenters will provide a description of the use of each of these tools and their application to risk, treatment, and community management. We will also discuss how to integrate findings with other data. In addition, the reliability and validity of each tool will be discussed.


    Category: Adult/Supervision/Assessment/Research

    CASOMB DOMAIN:2

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Secondary Trauma for Agents/Officers dealing with Sex Offenders  (E4)

    The work of probation/parole officers who supervise sex offenders rarely comes to their community’s attention unless something goes wrong. Research suggests that agents/officers who deal with sex offenders, either pre-disposition or post-conviction are likely experience trauma as a result of their work and that little support is available to respond to their emotional needs. This class explores impacts on those who deal with sex offenders and how they may experience secondary trauma, defined as the emotional and cognitive experiences of reading and hearing stories that recount one or more traumatic events and the cumulative effect.  In addition, this workshop will provide some options when dealing with secondary trauma.  Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of secondary trauma among supervising officers have important implications for maintaining a healthy workforce and for providing effective management of sex offenders in the community.


    Category: Supervision Adult & Juvenile

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Use of Animated Pornography Among Sex Offenders  (F6)

    Research has described the complexities of the dynamics and compulsive factors of men who view child pornography. However, less is known about the use of Hentai, Lolicon, and Animated pornography with convicted sexual offenders. This presentation will introduce original research from individuals participating in a community sex offender treatment program as well as different types of animated pornography and how convicted sexual offenders perceive using it.     


    Category: Adult,Adolescent, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Use of Animated Pornography Among Sex Offenders  (A6)

    Research has described the complexities of the dynamics and compulsive factors of men who view child pornography. However, less is known about the use of Hentai, Lolicon, and Animated pornography with convicted sexual offenders. This presentation will introduce original research from individuals participating in a community sex offender treatment program as well as different types of animated pornography and how convicted sexual offenders perceive using it.     


    Category: Adult,Adolescent, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
     

    Stable/Acute Track

    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Stable 2007/Acute 2007, BASIC PART II  (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. 

     

    This is a 14-hour workshop over 2 days 
    LIMIT 25 Attendees

    Category: Assessment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 4341-074253

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Conference I

    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PC 290 Legal Update and SB 384- Tiering bill; Polygraph and the Law  (B5)

    A Legal Update on sex offender registration and notification, along with an update on the effects of Senate Bill 384, Sex Offender Tiering. 

     

    Polygraph, the law and compliance.

    Polygraph is an integral part of the Containment Model, but many people do not understand its use, purpose, and the limitations imposed by law. Anyone working with sex offenders in the Containment Model in California should know this material!


    Category: Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Behavioral techniques for control of inappropriate arousal  (B4)

    This workshop focuses upon the need to develop behavioral techniques to help our clients with inappropriate arousal.  The presentation will begin with outlining the need for behavioral treatments.  The presentation will describe various types of behavioral techniques.  Participants will practice the development of two techniques to make sure they can teach their clients these same techniques.  Participants will learn how they can monitor their client’s improvement during use of the treatment.  Finally participants will learn how inexpensive behavior treatments can be for themselves and their clients


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Treatment Completion: Practical applications and vignettes  (B1)

    In March of 2018 CASOMB began requiring all Certified Treatment Programs to use the published Treatment Completion Guidelines for all clients registered per Penal Code 290, and required to participate in a SOTP. This workshop will help practitioners and supervision agents/officers understand the Guidelines and implementation of this policy through a series of vignettes. 

    "All  sexual  offenders  who  are  required  to  comply  with  Treatment  Completion,  pursuant  to  1203.067 (b)(2), 3008(d)(2), and 903 (b) that are enrolled in sex offender treatment on or after  March 15, 2018, must comply with the Treatment Completion Guidelines as set forth by CASOMB  in order to receive a Certificate of Treatment Completion. "

    Category: Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3
    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Behavioral techniques for control of inappropriate arousal  (EB4)

    This workshop focuses upon the need to develop behavioral techniques to help our clients with inappropriate arousal.  The presentation will begin with outlining the need for behavioral treatments.  The presentation will describe various types of behavioral techniques.  Participants will practice the development of two techniques to make sure they can teach their clients these same techniques.  Participants will learn how they can monitor their client’s improvement during use of the treatment.  Finally participants will learn how inexpensive behavior treatments can be for themselves and their clients


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Effective Forensic Reports and Documentation – Pitfalls, Credibility and Evidence Rules  (EB3)

    The days of resolving cases in court and similar legal settings based on common sense, evaluator opinion, and general knowledge is long gone. The role of thoughtfully-written and well-presented forensic reports can hardly be ignored in today’s legal environment. Courts as high as the US Supreme Court have established rules for allowing expert opinions into court proceedings. This workshop will present an overview of various state and federal regulations related to expert report testimony, including Federal Evidence Rule 702 which governs the admissibility of an expert opinion by physicians, healthcare staff, law enforcement officials, and mental health professionals. This workshop will inform attendees about effective writing styles, content pitfalls in reports and the effective communication of report contents to a variety of audiences.

     

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Effective Forensic Reports and Documentation – Pitfalls, Credibility and Evidence Rules  (B3)

    The days of resolving cases in court and similar legal settings based on common sense, evaluator opinion, and general knowledge is long gone. The role of thoughtfully-written and well-presented forensic reports can hardly be ignored in today’s legal environment. Courts as high as the US Supreme Court have established rules for allowing expert opinions into court proceedings. This workshop will present an overview of various state and federal regulations related to expert report testimony, including Federal Evidence Rule 702 which governs the admissibility of an expert opinion by physicians, healthcare staff, law enforcement officials, and mental health professionals. This workshop will inform attendees about effective writing styles, content pitfalls in reports and the effective communication of report contents to a variety of audiences.

     

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert#: 

     

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PC 290 Legal Update and SB 384- Tiering bill; Polygraph and the Law  (EB5)

    A legal update on sex offender registration and notification, along with an update on the effects of Senate Bill 384, Sex Offender Tiering. 

     

    Polygraph, the law and compliance.

    Category: Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Transformation Through the Containment Model for Sex Offenders  (B2)

    The journey from “convicted sex offender” to “productive member of society” is achievable.  This transformation will take concentrated and sincere effort on the part of the offender.  However, the entire treatment team (therapy, probation/parole, polygraph provider and the offender) are all integral and necessary parts of this process.  This course will look at and examine how this journey through change is implemented.  Often times offenders believe that probation/parole is too harsh, however, this is not a correct perspective.  Probation/parole coupled with treatment can be likened to alchemy, wherein utilizing both supervision and the therapeutic process will facilitate the changing of offenders dysfunctional behavior into healthy behavior.  Probation/parole supervision and treatment can be seen as fire used for the “refining” of the sex offender into a safe and productive member of society.  In this sense, the fire being referred to is the alchemical process of turning “base metal” into gold.  Probation/parole agents often underestimate the value of the hard work they do in regards to being an integral part of this transformation.  This class will dispel the “myths” surrounding the therapeutic process.   As each sex offender is a unique individual, the time needed in treatment can and will vary depending on the progress and presenting issues.

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Transformation Through the Containment Model for Sex Offenders  (EB2)

    The journey from “convicted sex offender” to “productive member of society” is achievable.  This transformation will take concentrated and sincere effort on the part of the offender.  However, the entire treatment team (therapy, probation/parole, polygraph provider and the offender) are all integral and necessary parts of this process.  This course will look at and examine how this journey through change is implemented.  Often times offenders believe that probation/parole is too harsh, however, this is not a correct perspective.  Probation/parole coupled with treatment can be likened to alchemy, wherein utilizing both supervision and the therapeutic process will facilitate the changing of offenders dysfunctional behavior into healthy behavior.  Probation/parole supervision and treatment can be seen as fire used for the “refining” of the sex offender into a safe and productive member of society.  In this sense, the fire being referred to is the alchemical process of turning “base metal” into gold.  Probation/parole agents often underestimate the value of the hard work they do in regards to being an integral part of this transformation.  This class will dispel the “myths” surrounding the therapeutic process.   As each sex offender is a unique individual, the time needed in treatment can and will vary depending on the progress and presenting issues.

    Category: Adult/Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Treatment Completion: Practical applications and vignettes  (EB1)

    In March of 2018 CASOMB began requiring all Certified Treatment Programs to use the published Treatment Completion Guidelines for all clients registered per Penal Code 290, and required to participate in a SOTP. This workshop will help practitioners and supervision agents/officers understand the Guidelines and implementation of this policy through a series of vignettes. 

    "All  sexual  offenders  who  are  required  to  comply  with  Treatment  Completion,  pursuant  to  1203.067 (b)(2), 3008(d)(2), and 903 (b) that are enrolled in sex offender treatment on or after  March 15, 2018, must comply with the Treatment Completion Guidelines as set forth by CASOMB  in order to receive a Certificate of Treatment Completion. "

    Category: Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3
    STC Cert#: 
     Optional 
     

    Stable/Acute Track

    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Stable 2007/Acute 2007, BASIC PART III  (B6)

    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. 

     

    This is a 14-hour workshop over 2 days 
    LIMIT 25 Attendees

    Category: Assessment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 4341-074253

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Poster Session

    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Poster Presentation and Reception

    Please join us beside the pool for appetizers and drinks hosted by CCOSO and view our Posters highlighting research and emerging practice in our field.

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

     Optional 
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  •  

    Conference II

    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    ReCert: LS/CMI  (C7)

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

    This class is for individual who have taken a Basic LS/CMI in the last 2 years and need to take another class to maintain their certification for these risk instruments. For this training you will be assigned a vignette to score before coming to the class, we be 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 25 Attendees
    CASOMB DOMAIN: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     


     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Treatment for Child Pornography/non-contact offenders  (C1)

    Most research that exists about sexual offender treatment and risk assessment is based on hands-on offenses. However, there is a growing population identified as sexual offenders who are viewing child pornography or chatting with youth online and possibly meeting up or attempting to met up with them offline for sexual purposes. The Static-99R, Stable 2007, and SRA-FV would categorize these offenses as category B offenses or non-contact offenses.  Therefore, the risk assessment tools and criminogenic needs we assess and treat for this population may need some modification. This presentation strives to help treatment providers use existing curricula with modifications to create better treatment outcomes for non-contact offenders. The easy access to inappropriate material without consequences until there are dire consequences is explored from a frame of prevention as well. 

    Category: Adult Treatment/ Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Motivational Interviewing: Breaking through the resistance  (C4)

    Criminal populations are not easily motivated to change for the better. Often the most frustrating part of working with offender/clients is addressing resistance and ambivalence. There are times when the clinician creates more resistance rather than reducing it. Motivation Interviewing is a way of "Being" with a client more than a treatment modality. This workshop will explore the role of the clinician/supervisor "Interviewer" in assisting the client move through Stages of Change, reducing ambivalence while avoiding conflict. The 5 principles of Motivational Interviewing will be explained and participants will learn techniques to move clients through the 4 processes in combating resistance & ambivalence using vignettes and working in small groups to practice the concepts.

    Category: Adolescent, Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 6

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Grooming: it’s for the Dogs  (C2)

    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of Adult Parole Operations Sex Offender Unit- will explore and identify several grooming techniques used by offenders against clinicians, support staff and supervision agents.  The manipulation offender’s use against victims being the same type they adapt to use against the people tasked to treat and supervise them.  This presentation will focus on the stages and interventions people working in the field of Sex Offender Management.

    Category: Supervision, Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Empathy and Sexual Offending  (C3)

    Empathy has an important role in promoting proper societal functions within individuals. Those who violate societal functions through jarring methods, such as criminal offenses, are theorized to possess deficits in their empathic capacity. This assumption has been adopted by many criminological models and has been generalized to subsections of the criminal population, including sexual offenders. However, contradictory research results on empathy for sexual offenders has resulted in conflicting theoretical notions regarding the level of empathy in this population. As the level of empathy in sexual offenders has been identified to be a key treatment goal for this population, understanding the precise nature of their empathy is important. The history of empathy as it relates to sexual offending is reviewed, along with the results of a recent in-press meta-analysis on the topic. Treatment implications in light of these recent findings are discussed and therapy techniques are taught to address treatment implications.

    Category: Adolescent, Adult, Research

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert #: 
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    BASIC LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)  (C6)

    Sex offender risk assessment predictive of violent re-offending: LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory) 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 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.

    This is a Full Day Workshop- you must attend both sections C6 & D5 in order to become certified to score.

    SARATSO Sponsored

    Category:Adult/Assessment

    CASOMB Domain: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     

    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Empathy and Sexual Offending  (F3)

    Empathy has an important role in promoting proper societal functions within individuals. Those who violate societal functions through jarring methods, such as criminal offenses, are theorized to possess deficits in their empathic capacity. This assumption has been adopted by many criminological models and has been generalized to subsections of the criminal population, including sexual offenders. However, contradictory research results on empathy for sexual offenders has resulted in conflicting theoretical notions regarding the level of empathy in this population. As the level of empathy in sexual offenders has been identified to be a key treatment goal for this population, understanding the precise nature of their empathy is important. The history of empathy as it relates to sexual offending is reviewed, along with the results of a recent in-press meta-analysis on the topic. Treatment implications in light of these recent findings are discussed and therapy techniques are taught to address treatment implications.

    Category: Adolescent, Adult, Research

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC Cert #: 
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Grooming: it’s for the Dogs  (F2)

    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of Adult Parole Operations Sex Offender Unit- will explore and identify several grooming techniques used by offenders against clinicians, support staff and supervision agents.  The manipulation offender’s use against victims being the same type they adapt to use against the people tasked to treat and supervise them.  This presentation will focus on the stages and interventions people working in the field of Sex Offender Management.

    Category: Supervision, Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 1

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Motivational Interviewing: Breaking through the resistance  (F4)

    Criminal populations are not easily motivated to change for the better. Often the most frustrating part of working with offender/clients is addressing resistance and ambivalence. There are times when the clinician creates more resistance rather than reducing it. Motivation Interviewing is a way of "Being" with a client more than a treatment modality. This workshop will explore the role of the clinician/supervisor "Interviewer" in assisting the client move through Stages of Change, reducing ambivalence while avoiding conflict. The 5 principles of Motivational Interviewing will be explained and participants will learn techniques to move clients through the 4 processes in combating resistance & ambivalence using vignettes and working in small groups to practice the concepts.

    Category: Adolescent, Adult, Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 6

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Sex Offender Supervision Basics for New Officers  (F5)

    This is a basic presentation regarding sex offender supervision for new officers.  It will provide an overview of sex offenders, what is a sex offense, mandatory vs discretionary 290 PC registration and notification to offenders and what are the risk assessment tools used. For Supervision Officers it will include what is CSAR, Containment Model and roles of it’s members as well as effective office and home calls and what to expect.  

    Category: Adult Supervision


    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

    STC #:


    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Sex Offender Supervision Basics for New Officers  (C5)

    This is a basic presentation regarding sex offender supervision for new officers.  It will provide an overview of sex offenders, what is a sex offense, mandatory vs discretionary 290 PC registration and notification to offenders and what are the risk assessment tools used. For Supervision Officers it will include what is CSAR, Containment Model and roles of it’s members as well as effective office and home calls and what to expect.  

    Category: Adult Supervision


    CASOMB DOMAIN:5

    STC #:


    Speakers:
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Treatment for Child Pornography/non-contact offenders  (F1)

    Most research that exists about sexual offender treatment and risk assessment is based on hands-on offenses. However, there is a growing population identified as sexual offenders who are viewing child pornography or chatting with youth online and possibly meeting up or attempting to met up with them offline for sexual purposes. The Static-99R, Stable 2007, and SRA-FV would categorize these offenses as category B offenses or non-contact offenses.  Therefore, the risk assessment tools and criminogenic needs we assess and treat for this population may need some modification. This presentation strives to help treatment providers use existing curricula with modifications to create better treatment outcomes for non-contact offenders. The easy access to inappropriate material without consequences until there are dire consequences is explored from a frame of prevention as well. 

    Category: Adult Treatment/ Supervision

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 4

    STC Cert#: 

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 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; Gerry Blasingame, Charlene Steen, Marcia Rogers, Dan Carson, Vicki Markey and Susan Storm, Marsha Blackstock, 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, Jack Wallace, Wes Maram, Chris Bennett, Leesl Herman, Michelle Steinberger, Parker Chin, Brenda Crowding, Erin Peel, James "Jim" Adams,  Deirdre D'Orazio and Charles Flinton have each been Fay Honey Knopp Award recipients.


     Optional 
     

    Conference I

    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    SARATSO for Supervising agents  (D2)

    Static-99R, Stable-2007, Acute-2007, and LS/CMI are the risk instruments used in California. Have you ever wondered what the score means, what other information the risk instruments provide, or how it applies to your work as a supervising agent? An overview of the risk instruments will be provided, along with an interpretation of what the total scores means. An explanation of the standardized five level classification system for risk will be provided. The Stable-2007 and the Acute-2007 will be reviewed in greater depth, focusing on the factors measured and how the information can be used to guide supervision practices. 

     

    Category: Supervision, Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    SARATSO for Supervising agents  (FB2)

    Static-99R, Stable-2007, Acute-2007, and LS/CMI are the risk instruments used in California. Have you ever wondered what the score means, what other information the risk instruments provide, or how it applies to your work as a supervising agent? An overview of the risk instruments will be provided, along with an interpretation of what the total scores means. An explanation of the standardized five level classification system for risk will be provided. The Stable-2007 and the Acute-2007 will be reviewed in greater depth, focusing on the factors measured and how the information can be used to guide supervision practices. 

     

    Category: Supervision, Adult

    CASOMB DOMAIN: 5

    STC Cert#: 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Conference II

    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Engaging Resistance  (D4)

    In order to change behavior, sexual offenders, like most human beings, need direction as well as healthy, encouraging experiences. If we are resistant to developing working relationships with offenders and are unwilling to make room for them to be positive, pro-social people we will play a role in keeping them entrenched in resistance, and ultimately stuck in a cycle of offending. Additionally, we must be willing to develop and maintain our partnerships with other change agents in order to enhance our ability to instill long-term changes in offender’s behavior. We will discuss existing partnerships for change, highlighting various models, and provide recommendations to facilitate collaboration with other professionals. We will also explore ‘how offenders change’ and discuss specific interventions to overcome resistance both programmatically and specific therapeutic techniques. This presentation will review current research on the topic as well as utilize experiential exercises and open discussions.

    Category: Adult Treatment/Supervision


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC #:


     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Integrating Polygraph Results into Treatment  (D1)

    This session will highlight how to integrate polygraph results into treatment with sexual offenders. The main focus will be examining ways to use the polygraph as a guide for treatment planning and determining curriculum based interventions.

    Category: Adult/Treatment 

    CASOMB DOMAIN:

    STC Cert#: 

     

     

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burn Out  (D3)

    Working with sex offenders can be difficult and draining on many levels.  Parole Agents, Probation Officers, Law Enforcement, and Sex Offender Treatment Providers consistently report negative changes over time in their worldviews, their home lives, and their relationships, and they attribute these changes to their work.  Damage to cognitive mindset, emotional fatigue, and feelings of overwhelm and high stress are all common themes in working with offender populations, from those who supervise, to those who prosecute, to those who treat them.   People who work with sex offenders are witness to the trauma their victims went through, either through written reports or the verbal reports of the offender, and thereby experience the trauma on a secondary level.  This presentation discusses the definitions, etiology, symptoms, research, treatment and prevention of Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out.  Participants in this session will be able to define and assess themselves informally, as well as look at steps they can take in their own lives to address the stress of working with sex offenders.

    Category:Adult Supervision/Treatment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    BASIC LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory)  (D5)

    Sex offender risk assessment predictive of violent re-offending: LS/CMI (Level of Service/Case Management Inventory) 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 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.

    This is a Full Day Training.  You must enroll in C6 & D5 in order to become certified

    SARATSO Sponsored

    Category:Adult/Assessment

    CASOMB Domain: 2

    This Workshop is not STC certified

     

    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Engaging Resistance  (FB4)

    In order to change behavior, sexual offenders, like most human beings, need direction as well as healthy, encouraging experiences. If we are resistant to developing working relationships with offenders and are unwilling to make room for them to be positive, pro-social people we will play a role in keeping them entrenched in resistance, and ultimately stuck in a cycle of offending. Additionally, we must be willing to develop and maintain our partnerships with other change agents in order to enhance our ability to instill long-term changes in offender’s behavior. We will discuss existing partnerships for change, highlighting various models, and provide recommendations to facilitate collaboration with other professionals. We will also explore ‘how offenders change’ and discuss specific interventions to overcome resistance both programmatically and specific therapeutic techniques. This presentation will review current research on the topic as well as utilize experiential exercises and open discussions.

    Category: Adult Treatment/Supervision


    CASOMB DOMAIN: 3

    STC #:


     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Integrating Polygraph Results into Treatment  (FB1)

    This session will highlight how to integrate polygraph results into treatment with sexual offenders. The main focus will be examining ways to use the polygraph as a guide for treatment planning and determining curriculum based interventions.

    Category: Adult/Treatment 

    CASOMB DOMAIN:

    STC Cert#: 

     

     

     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burn Out  (FB3)

    Working with sex offenders can be difficult and draining on many levels.  Parole Agents, Probation Officers, Law Enforcement, and Sex Offender Treatment Providers consistently report negative changes over time in their worldviews, their home lives, and their relationships, and they attribute these changes to their work.  Damage to cognitive mindset, emotional fatigue, and feelings of overwhelm and high stress are all common themes in working with offender populations, from those who supervise, to those who prosecute, to those who treat them.   People who work with sex offenders are witness to the trauma their victims went through, either through written reports or the verbal reports of the offender, and thereby experience the trauma on a secondary level.  This presentation discusses the definitions, etiology, symptoms, research, treatment and prevention of Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out.  Participants in this session will be able to define and assess themselves informally, as well as look at steps they can take in their own lives to address the stress of working with sex offenders.

    Category:Adult Supervision/Treatment

    CASOMB DOMAIN: Adjunct

    STC Cert#: 
    Speakers:
     Optional 
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