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Welcome to the online registration website for the California Coalition on Sexual Offending's 15th Annual Training Conference scheduled for May 8-11, 2012
                                                            
 
 
          
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, California 92108
619-692-3800 - Main Hotel Telephone Number

 
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pre-Conference Registration
• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Early Bird Conference Registration Open
• 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops PA1, PA2, PA3
• 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
• 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops PA1, PA2, PA3
• Evening Open to collaborate with colleagues and enjoy the local scene

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pre-Conference Registration
• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Early Bird Conference Registration Open
• 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops P1, P2, P3, P4
• 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
• 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops P1, P2, P3, P4
• Evening Open to collaborate with colleagues and enjoy the local scene

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

• 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Desk Open
• 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks presented by Leesl Herman - CCOSO Chair
• 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Address presented by Janet Neeley, J.D., Deputy Attorney General (A1)
• 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon Workshops A2, A3, A4, A5, A6
• 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
• 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Thursday Afternoon Workshops B1, B2, B3, B4, B5
• 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break
• 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Thursday Afternoon Workshops B1, B2, B3, B4, B5
• 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Reception – Hors d’oeuvres and no host cocktails
Poster Sessions

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

• 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Desk Open
• 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Friday Morning Workshops C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
• 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
• 10:15 AM – Noon Friday Plenary (C6) featuring Mark Leno, State Senator, Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego District Attorney, John Rice, San Diego Deputy District Attorney and Tom Tobin, moderator.
• 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Awards Lunch – Buffet / Fay Honey Knopp Award Presentation
• 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Friday Afternoon Workshops D1, D2, D3, D4, D5
• 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break
• 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Friday Afternoon Workshops D1, D2, D3, D4, D5

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pre-Conference Registration
• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Early Bird Conference Registration Opens
• 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops PA1, PA2, PA3

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop PA1:

Topic / Title of Presentation: Assessing Criminogenic Needs "Using SRA-FLV to Assess" (this workshop repeated on May 9)
Presenters:
David Thornton, Ph.D., Treatment Director, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Deirdre D’Orazio, Ph.D., CEO, Central Coast Clinical & Forensic Psychology Services
This workshop provides the opportunity to learn how to score SRA-FVL Need Assessment. SRA-FVL provides an assessment of psychological factors that contribute to risk of sexual offending. It is now the State Authorized dynamic risk assessment instrument approved to be used in addition to Static-99R by the SARATSO committee. The workshop will explain the theoretical concepts underlying the instrument, provide detailed scoring instructions and case study practice, and describe how the instrument can be combined with Static-99R to prioritize offenders according to their relative risk for committing new sexual offenses. The use of the instrument in selecting treatment targets will also be illustrated. Participants should note that for SARATSO purposes this is an assessed training and that certificates for participation will be available only for those demonstrating some minimum level of competence on built in assessment exercises.

Approved for 8.0 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, and Substance Abuse Counselors
GHA certified:  170-2609-24096

Tuesday, May 8, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Category: Adult

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop PA2:

Topic / Title of Presentation: Risk Assessment "Level of Services Case Management Inventory Introduction and Overview - LS/CMI" (this workshop repeated on May 9)
Presenter:
Larry G. Chatterton, M.Ed. Regional Administrator, Northern Utah Region of the Utah Department of Corrections

This workshop will introduce participants to the level of Services Case Management Inventory risk assessment instrument. In a fun and hands on way, participants will learn about risk factors, and the importance of risk assessment. They will be introduced to all sections of the LS/CMI with emphasis on section one, the risk assessment portion. Through case studies and a taped interview, participants will learn how to conduct an interview and score the instrument as well as how to apply the results.

Important note regarding this workshop: You are required to order and bring the Preview Kit for the LSCMI. The kit contains coding rules and score forms necessary to the class. Please order the Preview Kit immediately to ensure that it arrives in time. Call Multi-Health Systems at (800) 456 3003 and request the kit, Product Code LSCM03. The kit costs $88 plus tax (the total cost will be about $115 with tax and shipping). You will use this kit to score your clients via an automated, online format. You will not be able to attend this training without this kit and it is not available on their website.

 
Approved for 8.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, and Substance Abuse Counselors
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Tuesday, May 8 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult Juvenile

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop PA3:

Topic / Title of Presentation: State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) "Static-99R"
Presenters:
Michelle Steinberger, SDPO, Ventura County Probation Agency
Michael L'Ecuyer, SDPO, Ventura County Probation Agency

Participants will be instructed in the coding of the Static-99R, an actuarial instrument that measures sex offenders risk to reoffend. The Static-99R was selected as the State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO). Beginning on January 1, 2008, probation and parole officers were mandated to assess the risk of sexual recidivism in sex offenders who are under supervision or incarcerated in CDCR. Beginning on January 1, 2013, law enforcement agencies will be required to score all offenders not under supervision.
Approved for 8.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
This course is certified by the Standards and Training for Corrections Program.  Certification number:  4341-064131.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Tuesday, May 8 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult

• 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
• Evening Open to collaborate with colleagues and enjoy the local scene
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012

• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Pre-Conference Registration
• 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Early Bird Conference Registration Opens
• 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Full Day Pre-Conference Workshops P1, P2, P3, P4

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop P1:

Topic / Title of Presentation: Assessing Criminogenic Needs "Using SRA-FLV to Assess" (this workshop repeated from May 8)
Presenters:
David Thornton, Ph.D., Treatment Director, Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Deirdre D’Orazio, Ph.D., CEO, Central Coast Clinical & Forensic Psychology Services

This workshop provides the opportunity to learn how to score SRA-FVL Need Assessment. SRA-FVL provides an assessment of psychological factors that contribute to risk of sexual offending. It is now the State Authorized dynamic risk assessment instrument approved to be used in addition to Static-99R by the SARATSO committee. The workshop will explain the theoretical concepts underlying the instrument, provide detailed scoring instructions and case study practice, and describe how the instrument can be combined with Static-99R to prioritize offenders according to their relative risk for committing new sexual offenses. The use of the instrument in selecting treatment targets will also be illustrated. Participants should note that for SARATSO purposes this is an assessed training and that certificates for participation will be available only for those demonstrating some minimum level of competence on built in assessment exercises.

Approved for 8.0 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, and Substance Abuse Counselors
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Wednesday, May 9 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop P2:

Topic / Title of Presentation: Risk Assessment "Level of Services Case Management Inventory Introduction and Overview - LS/CMI" (this workshop repeated from May 8)
Presenter:
Larry G. Chatterton, M.Ed., Regional Administrator, Northern Utah Region of the Utah Department of Corrections

This workshop will introduce participants to the level of Services Case Management Inventory risk assessment instrument. In a fun and hands on way, participants will learn about risk factors, and the importance of risk assessment. They will be introduced to all sections of the LS/CMI with emphasis on section one, the risk assessment portion. Through case studies and a taped interview, participants will learn how to conduct an interview and score the instrument as will as how to apply the results.

Important note regarding this workshop: You are required to order and bring the Preview Kit for the LSCMI. The kit contains coding rules and score forms necessary to the class. Please order the Preview Kit immediately to ensure that it arrives in time. Call Multi-Health Systems at (800) 456 3003 and request the kit, Product Code LSCM03. The kit costs $88 plus tax (the total cost will be about $115 with tax and shipping). You will use this kit to score your clients via an automated, online format. You will not be able to attend this training without this kit and it is not available on their website.

 
Approved for 8.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, and Substance Abuse Counselors
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Wednesday, May 9 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult Juvenile

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop P3:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Sex Offender Assessment, Treatment and Management" 101
Presenters:
Lea Chankin, Psy.D. Regional Director, Sharper Future
Shannon Smith, LCSW, Founder & Director, HOPE Psychotherapies, Inc.

This workshop is targeted to newer professionals, probation officers, parole agents, and case managers in developing foundational competencies in assessing, treating, and managing sexual offenders. This workshop provides an overview of evaluation and treatment that is informed by national and state organizational guidelines (e.g. ATSA and CCOSO). This workshop focuses mostly on adult males, but does include a brief overview of special populations including, juveniles, female offenders, and low functioning offenders. This workshop also provides an overview of the laws that impact sexual offenders, and a brief review of the containment model.

Approved for 8.0 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
This course is certified by the Standards and Training for Corrections Program. Certification number: 4341-064203.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Wednesday, May 9 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult/Juvenile

Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop P4:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Risk, Needs, Responsivity Principles Applied to Sexual Offender Treatment and Management"
Presenters:
Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Training, Program Development & Consultation

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.

Approved for 8.0 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
This course is certified by the Standards and Training for Corrections Program. Certification number: 4341-064242.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Wednesday, May 9 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM Category: Adult/Juvenile
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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

• 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Desk Open
• 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks presented by Leesl Herman - CCOSO Chair
• 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Keynote Address (A1) presented by Janet Neeley, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
• 10:30 AM – Noon Workshops A2, A3, A4, A5, A6

Thursday Morning Keynote (A1):

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Education of a Prosecutor"
Presenter:
Janet Neeley, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

In a career spent advising about sex offender registries and writing laws regulating sex offenders, from the passage of the Jacob Wetterling Act to SORNA and Jessica's Law, the speaker learns that law must be informed by a broader human prospective.

 
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, and Substance Abuse Counselors
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Thursday Morning Workshop A2:

Topic / Title of Presentation: "A Collaborative Model for Treatment for Juveniles with Sexual Offending Behaviors"
Presenter:
Norbert Ralph, Ph.D., M.P.H., Clinical psychologist, Special Programs for Youth, Department of Public Health, San Francisco

The Collaborative Model for juveniles with sexually offending behaviors (JSO) is contrasted with the State-mandated Containment Model for adults. The different characteristics, recidivism rates, assessment, treatment, and case management methods needed for adolescents are presented. The Collaborative Model is based on the specific characteristics and treatment needs of the JSO population. The Juvenile Sexual Responsibility Program in San Francisco is presented as an example of the Collaborative Model. The program is a cooperative effort between the Departments of Public Health (DPH) and Juvenile Probation (JPD). The goals of the program are to reduce sexual and nonsexual recidivism and increase prosocial behaviors. The model uses best practices and evidence based approaches. The characteristics of this model are: 1. A comprehensive psychological evaluation assessing recidivism risk, and also learning and developmental needs, 2. Outpatient treatment of youth, using relapse prevention and prosocial skills training, 3. Parent support and counseling, 4. Systematic collaboration and case management between DPH and JPD, and 5. Tracking long term outcomes after program discharge.

 
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM – 12 Noon Category: Juvenile

Thursday Morning Workshop A3:

Topic / Title of Presentation: "Integrating Old and New Strategies in the Treatment and Management of Adults who Have Intellectual Disabilities and Who Have Sexually Offended"
Presenter:
Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Training, Program Development & Consultation

This workshop reviews the evolving treatment strategies applied to treatment and management of adult sexual offenders who have intellectual disabilities. Integration and pragmatic implementation of evidence based and best practices are discussed.

 
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM – 12 Noon Category: Adult

Thursday Morning Workshop A4:

Topic / Title of Presentation: "The Roots of Rage - What Motivates Villagers with Torches?"
Presenter:
Tom Tobin, Ph.D., CEO, Sharper Future

This presentation will review perspectives and parallels that suggest ways to attain a deeper understanding of these intense feelings and respond to them. Sex offenders are not the first group to become the targets of intense hatred and rejection. The history of efforts to understand prejudice, stigmatization, excommunication, banishment, scapegoating, bullying, mob psychology, “moral panic” and similar behaviors offers avenues to understand the roots of the intense antipathy toward sex offenders. The presentation will review the studies of analogous phenomena in order to shed helpful light on the roots of the intense feelings about sex offenders.
 
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM- 12 Noon Category: General

Thursday Morning Workshop A5:

Topic / Title of Presentation: Sex Offender Supervision / Investigation "Field Search Refresher"
Presenter:
Erik J. McCauley, Sr. DPO, Hi Tech Laboratory with Orange County Probation Department and President of EJM DIGITAL LLC

This course is designed for Field Officers who have previously been trained on the use of the USB based "Field Search" investigative software tool. Field Search is distributed through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) Rocky Mountain Region and is a vital component of effective sex offender supervision. This course will outline changes made in the new version of Field Search which will be released in Mid March. In addition, officers will learn how to use Field Search to discover and investigate internet use artifacts such as Peer to Peer transmissions which are common methods of transferring child pornography on the internet. This is not an introductory Field Search class and sworn officers who attend should already be familiar with the basics of computer searches using Field Search.

Approved for 1.5 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Attorneys.

Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM-12 Noon Category: Supervision

Thursday Morning Workshop A6:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Challenges of Sex Offender Laws and Policies"
Presenter:
Janice M. Bellucci, J.D., President, California Reform Sex Offender Laws

Sex offender laws, regulations and policies are evolving at a rapid pace at the state, county and local level. The changes inherent in this evolution pose significant challenges to all whom they affect -- registrants, law enforcement, probation and parole officers, attorneys and mental health professionals – as well as to public safety. This presentation will focus upon the most recent changes in laws, regulations and policies within essential sex offender issues including but not limited to residency restrictions, public recreation prohibitions, Halloween ordinances, privacy and the registry itself. This presentation will also explore the balance between public safety and punitive sex offender laws, regulation and policies as well as the efficient use of government resources in a time of declining government budgets.

Approved for 1.5 CE credits for:
Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.

Thursday, May 10 10:30 AM-12 Noon Category: General

• 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
• 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Thursday Afternoon Workshops B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5

Thursday Afternoon Workshop B1:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Creative Collaboration and the Containment Model: The San Diego Experience"
Presenters:
Phyllis A. Shess, Deputy District Attorney, Retired, Coordinator, San Diego SOMC
Alan M. Stillman, LCSW, QCSW, Executive Director/Community Program Director CA CONREP, Liberty Healthcare

How can the process of collaboration be implemented to improve sex offender management and reduce the risk of re-offending? This presentation will cover the process of collaboration through an initial look at the evolution of the San Diego Sex Offender Management Council (SOMC), and the San Diego Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force (SAFE). Both entities have been stressed and challenged by lack of resources and legislative changes that have impacted services and monitoring of supervised sex offenders. Both collaborations are an integral part of the Containment Model adopted as a countywide policy nearly a decade ago.

The practical application of the Containment Model will be see through the lens of Liberty Healthcare, the CONREP agency for the California Department of Mental Health supervising outpatient sexually violent predators statewide in Phase 5, community-based treatment.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: Supervision

Thursday Afternoon Workshop B2:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Practicing Effective Containment from a Supervision Point of View - Doing More with Less, and Less and Less"
Presenter:
Erik J. McCauley, Sr. DPO, Hi Tech Laboratory with Orange County Probation Department and President of EJM DIGITAL LLC

2012 Brings many new changes to the field of Sex Offender Management. New laws, AB 109 and associated “re-alignment”, and increasingly sophisticated offenders have dramatically changed the landscape of traditional containment. In addition, the economic downturn and significant reduction in funding has been catastrophic to many agencies statewide. “Doing more with Less” is the new mantra of probation and parole supervision.

This module will explore new supervision strategies for utilizing technology, collaboration, and proven techniques in supervision. Embracing tools such as electronic monitoring (GPS), digital investigation, multi-agency training, and effective collaborative containment are the keys to protecting our communities.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096
 
Thursday, May 10 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: Supervision

Thursday Afternoon Workshop B3:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "EMDR as an Adjunct to Sex Offender Treatment"
Presenter:
Robert M. Land, Psy.D. Private Practice

This presentation will provide current research about using this efficient and proven modality to enhance sex offender treatment success. Furthermore, the presentation will offer an overview of EMDR as it pertains to sex offender treatment through the use of clinical case examples, videotaped interviews and published research. Sex offender treatment is well poised to adopt the use of this powerful treatment modality to reduce deviant sexual arousal, increase victim empathy and, possibly, reduce sex offender recidivism.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: Adult/Juvenile

Thursday Afternoon Workshop B4:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "What Happens in Sacramento Stays in Sacramento? Not!" News from CASOMB & SARATSO
Presenters:
Tom Tobin, Ph.D., CEO, Sharper Future
Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Training, Program Development & Consultation
Janet Neeley, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office
Jack Wallace, LCSW, CASOMB, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

This review of recent and forecast of future CASOMB activities and projects will include an update on the Certification process, a look at the "Homelessness” Report and its impact and an overview of the CASOMB response to Chelsea's Law and to the "Realignment" of the state's entire C J system.

The SARATSO portion of the presentation will offer an overview of the vision and plan for evidence-based risk assessment in California and how the effort to implement it will be enhanced by the introduction of the SRA-FV-L and the LS-CMI. How this assessment path relates to California's response to the Adam Walsh Act will be reviewed.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Attorneys.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Category: General

Thursday Afternoon Workshop B5:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Embracing Certification: The Role of Trauma in Sex Offender Management and Treatment"
Presenter:
Jay Adams, M.Crim., Ph.D., Private Practice

Research on brain development and on trauma is increasingly providing information that can greatly enhance our understanding of our sex offender clients. It is crucial that this information be made a part of the expertise required for certification in sex offender treatment. This presentation explicates how this new information can be applied in concrete ways to sex offender management and treatment, in order to increase the effectiveness of sex offender management and therapy and reduce recidivism.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Attorneys.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Thursday, May 10 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Category: General

• 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Reception - hors d'oeuvres and no host cocktails
Poster Session _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

• 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Desk Open
• 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Networking
• 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Friday Morning Workshops C1, C2, C3, C4, C5

Friday Morning Workshop C1:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "290 PC Registration"
Presenter:
Janet Neeley, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General's Office

A concise overview of laws pertaining to sex offender registration and notification in California will be provided. Registration requirements, relief from registration, laws pertaining to transient registration, and moves within California and outside of California will be discussed.

Recent case and statutory law pertaining to juvenile registrants, registrants convicted of voluntary offenses with teenagers, and the residency restriction will also be discussed. Plea bargaining in sex offender cases and what is and is not permitted regarding plea bargains about registration will be covered. Current status of laws pertaining to registration and risk assessment will also be discussed.
 
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys and Substance Abuse Counselors.

Friday, May, 11 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Category: General

Friday Morning Workshop C2:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Growing COSA: Expansion of Circles of Support and Accountability"
Presenter:
Clare Ann Ruth-Heffelbower, Founding Program Director of COSA, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies of Fresno Pacific University

Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA), a community-based program, has successfully assisted with the integration of high risk sex offenders into the community in Canada since 1994. From the original Circle in Ontario, COSA has become established across Canada, in the United Kingdom, and in several locations in the U.S. There is much interest in expanding COSA to other locations in California and throughout the U.S. Participants will learn about possibilities for expansion, issues involved in beginning COSA programs in the U.S., and the approaches taken by several different COSA programs or start-up efforts. The workshop will look at growing the vision and building support, organizational models, funding, liability, staffing, target population, volunteers, and learnings from the Fresno, CA COSA program which was established in 2007.
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Attorneys
 
Friday, May 11 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Category: Adult/Juvenile

Friday Morning Workshop C3:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Exploring Sexual Interest Assessments"
Presenter:
Bret White, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, CCSOTS, Director of Clinical Application, Abel Screen

Sexual interest is one of the higher risk factors evaluators and treatment providers must consider in recommending treatment planning. Many providers however, pay little attention to assessing an individual’s sexual interest patterns. This presentation will explore the need for sexual interest assessments and the different categories of assessments from self report to testing.
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Attorneys.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Category: Adult

Friday Morning Workshop C4:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "The Cycle of Abuse - Clinical Response"
Presenters:
Marti Harris Fredericks, LMFT, Founder, CEO, Clinical Director, Human Services Projects, Inc. - Teen Triumph Treatment Program
Margo Castaneda, MFTI, Program Director, Human Services Projects, Inc. - Teen Triumph Treatment Program

In addition to sexual abuse, many of our clients also engage in other abusive behaviors, physical, emotional, verbal and psychological. Teaching the concept of the abuse cycle is an effective therapeutic tool to assist the offender to understand that “abuse is abuse” and to develop strategies to recognize the cycle of abuse or violence, to identify triggers and to develop strategies to exit the cycle. Interventions to interrupt the cycle, therapeutic goals and clinical interventions will be presented. Audience participation and questions/answer session will end the presentation. Focus will be on the application of the cycle for both adult and adolescent offenders.
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Category: Adult/Juvenile

Friday Morning Workshop C5:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Serial Murderers: An Exploration of Sexual Victimization, Sexual Victimizing, and Personality Characteristics"
Presenters:
Juliana Rohrer, Ph.D., Senior Specialist Psychologist, California Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Program, Vacaville
Sandy Folker, Psy.D., Psychologist, California Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Program, Napa
Wesley Bettger, Psy.D., Staff Clinical Psychologist, California Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Program, Vacaville
Elaina T. Scrutchins, LCSW, Social Worker, California Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Program, Vacaville
Majid M. Yasaie, Ph.D., Senior Specialist Psychologist, California Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Program, Vacaville

In this presentation we report on the mental health characteristics of this unique population based on information gathered through psychological testing, record review, and interview. Specific measures used to describe these individuals include the Rorschach Inkblot Test, Personality Assessment Inventory, Thematic Apperception Test, Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, Rotter Incomplete Sentences, and others. Preliminary findings from this research project will be discussed along with future hypotheses and planned analyses.
Approved for 1.5 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Category: Adult

• 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
• 10:15 AM - Noon Friday Plenary (C6) featuring Mark Leno, State Senator, Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego District Attorney, John Rice, San Diego Deputy District Attorney and Tom Tobin, Ph.D., moderator

Friday Morning Plenary Session (C6):

Topic/Title of the Friday Plenary Presentation: "The View From Above" - Perspectives of Elected Officials on Sex Offender Policies in California
Presenters:
Mark Leno, State Senator
Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego District Attorney
John Rice, San Diego Deputy District Attorney
Tom Tobin, Ph.D., moderator.

• 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Awards Lunch Buffet / Fay Honey Knopp Award Presentation*

* Lunch is included in the registration fee for Friday' workshops. If you have not paid the registration fee that includes Friday, an additional cost will apply for the Fay Honey Knopp Awards Luncheon.

Fay Honey Knopp Award Presentation: Early in it's infancy, the Board of the Coaltion determined that an award for positive contributions to the field of Sexual Offending work in California, was an important part of the California Coalition on Sexual Offending's mission. Originally called the Vista Award, in 1995 the award was renamed in honor of Fay Honey Knopp, now deceased, who was a pioneer in the advocacy for sex offenders nationally. The Fay Honey Knopp Award is presented annually at the CCOSO's annual conference.

Award Criteria: There are two areas in which excellence may be demonstrated:
1. Agency/organization achievement
2. Individual treatment provider achievement

The Agency/Organization Achievement Award is intended to identify those organizations/agencies who have promoted a constructive relationship among sexual treatment providers and members of related disciplines.

The Individual Achievement Award is intended to identify individuals whose outstanding or innovative work has promoted their office/agency specifically and the field of sexual offender treatment in general.

Nomination Process: Forms and guidelines may be downloaded at www.ccoso.org in the CCOSO Members Only section. Only nominations typed on an original form will be accepted. Nominations may be submitted by an individual, agency or organization. Email original nomination entrees to Gerry D. Blasingame at gerryblasingame@aol.com. Deadline for submitting nominations is April 25.

• 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Friday Afternoon Workshops D1, D2, D3, D4, D5

Friday Afternoon Workshop D1:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Assessing the Most Serious: Very High Risk Sexually Abusive Adolescents"
Presenters:
L.C. Miccio - Fonseca - Ph.D., Clinic for the Sexualities

Very High Risk sexually abusive youths often have more victims, tend to recidivate, and are generally more dangerous, in some cases lethal, need accurate risk assessment. Although these youth are anomalies, there needs to be a validated and reliable risk assessment tool able to differentiate these youths from other sexually abusive youth who are less dangerous. The new risk assessment tool MEGA? with demonstrated predicative validity (AUC = .71 (95% CI of .62-.80) (p ? and discussing the variables that set these youths apart from others.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: Juvenile

Friday Afternoon Workshop D2:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Principles of Effective Intervention"
Presenter:
Timothy F. App, Director of Operations, CPC America

One of the more frequently asked questions when speaking about sex offender management is, “Does treatment for sex offenders work?” . Of course the simple answer is yes, but conditional. That is, what kind of treatment are we talking about? In the criminal justice system we have been involved with various types of programs dating back to the 1600’s. However, for the most part, we have learned that these programs helped offenders become better offenders, but did little to change their behavior. We then suffered through Martinson’s “nothing works” research where all meaningful programming was virtually eliminated.

Today, there is a plethora of research supporting “what works” in programming in criminal justice, most of which comes to us from Canada. At the core of this research are the principles of effective intervention, which, if implemented appropriately, can reduce recidivism by as much as 50%.

This workshop will evaluate these principles, discuss their application to our field of sex offender management, and provide practitioner with a blueprint for developing effective programming in the field of sex offender management.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category – Supervision

Friday Afternoon Workshop D3:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Research to Practice: Setting Meaningful, Positive Treatment Goals"
Presenters:
Tom Tobin, Ph.D., CEO, Sharper Future
Shiloh A. Catanese, Psy.D., Clinical Coordinator, Sharper Future
Jette Lyng Warka, Ph.D.

The confluence of some important new currents has been impacting the field of adult sex offender treatment.

1. The most effective treatment is delivered when the program is designed in accord with the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model.
2. There is growing evidence-based consensus regarding the nature of the "criminogenic need" areas (dynamic risk factors) as assessed by dynamic risk instruments (SRA, Stable, VRS-SO, SOTIPS).
3. The "Good Lives Model"( GLM) has been increasingly adopted as an overarching philosophy for structuring SO programming.

For practitioners, assimilating these areas of theory and research and finding ways to implement them can be a challenge. One implementation area involves setting appropriate treatment goals – goals which match the identified dynamic risk factors, reflect dynamic risk research and are positively stated to reflect a GLM philosophy.

This workshop will review the theoretical and research underpinnings, provide key resource materials and then guide participants through several extended small-group exercises in translating the concepts of dynamic risk factors into positively stated goals which adhere to the responsivity principle. The final product of the small group efforts will be consolidated and organized by the presenters and will be distributed to attendees by e-mail at some point after the conference.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 1:30 PM - 4:30PM Category - Adult

Friday Afternoon Workshop D4:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "The Polygraph Piece of the Containment Model"
Presenter:
James E.Adams, Cetified Polygraph Examiner

This April, there will be 2 two-day trainings sponsored by CASOMB in Northern California, and in June 2 two-day trainings in Southern California. Unfortunately, most attendees at these trainings were (or will be) managers and supervisors; the foot soldiers out in the trenches will either have to rely on hand-me-down information or attend this training. Our presenter will give a recap of the instruction block he delivered in Sacramento and Martinez on this tiny, but key piece of the Containment Model. Up until AB 1844, Chelsea’s Law, many of the 58 counties and scores of treatment programs in California Post Conviction Polygraph Testing (PCSOT) has been used sparingly, if at all. In the past, some sex offender treatment programs, Probation Departments and Parole Offices have only used the technique when the offender is in denial; others use it when the offender isn’t making progress in treatment, is high risk, has a known or suspected violation, can afford it or doesn’t have an attorney. Mr. Adams has been administering PCSOT for 20 years throughout the greater Bay Area and Northern California. With Chelsea’s Law, some predict we will see an explosion as the Containment Model becomes the law in California.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors amd Attorneys.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: Supervision

Friday Afternoon Workshop D5:

Topic/Title of Presentation: "Health and Wellness: Protective Strategies for Professionals Exposed to Traumatic Sexual Material"
Presenters:
Barry Anechiarico, MSW, LICSW, Co-Executive Director & Founding General Partner, The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, Inc.
Curtis Knecht, MFT, Clinical Supervisor, The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, Inc.

All stakeholders dealing with sexual offenses are exposed to toxic material that can take its toll on our health and well being. This can happen outside of our awareness. To work effectively with this material, it is essential that we identify our own areas of vulnerability and develop protective strategies. This workshop will describe various sources of traumatic material and their impact. It will then introduce a process to identify vulnerabilities and develop protective strategies.
Approved for 3.0 CE credits for: Psychologists, MFTs, Social Workers, Counselors, Attorneys, Substance Abuse Counselors and Nurses.
GHA certified: 170-2609-24096

Friday, May 11 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Category: General

• 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break
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For questions, contact Trudy Orlandi, CCOSO Conference Coordinator, or Greg Mayeda:
Phone/FAX (415) 459-3141
Email:
greg@cristoff.com or trudy@cristoff.com
   
                                                                

Following is the link to the SARATSO web site where you can view which assessments you will be responsible for:  http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Parole/SARATSO_Committee/SARATSO.html 

 
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Continuing Education (CE) Credits Available

Credits:  Providing CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage Family Therapists, Attorneys, Nurses, Substance Abuse and Other Counselors - up to 20 hours of continuing education credits.

 

IVAT at Alliant International University:  This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University.

IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content.  IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659).  IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.  IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs.  This conference meets the qualifications for up to 20 hours of continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.  IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).  IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600).  IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider # 1S-03-499-0113).

CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.

Patricia Smith
Address:  Training & Continuing Education Coordinator Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
Alliant International University
10065 Old Grove Road, Suite 101
San Diego, CA.  92131
Telephone:  858-527-1860 ext. 4042
Fax:  858-527-1743
Website:  www.ivatcenters.org
Email:  psmith@alliant.edu

Standards and Training For Corrections Training Credits (STC):
STC participants are encouraged to contact their department's training managers for STC training credits.

Group Home Administrator Certified

Parking information at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (location of the CCOSO Conference):  Parking at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley has been discounted for CCOSO attendees.  Day self-parking is $6.00 and overnight self-parking is $10.00.  The normal cost for parking is $16 for day self-parking and $20 for overnight valet parking.


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