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CE Credits: 5.5 Credits
Length: 5.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: 2015 Sexual Offender Training Series
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
Criminal attitudes are an important risk factor for antisocial conduct, according to peer-reviewed research, evidence-based theory, and clinical experience. The Criminal Sentiments Scale – Modified (CSS-M) is a leading self-report questionnaire that assesses criminal attitudes and is commonly-used in both clinical and research settings.  This workshop will present historical, theoretical, and empirical information related to the CSS-M.  Emphasis will be on the practical application of the instrument in assessment and treatment contexts.  Normative data will be provided and case studies will be used to allow participants to practice administration and interpretation of the CSS-M. Upon completion of the course, participants will be capable of administering and interpreting the CSS-M.
Trainer Biography
David Simourd, PhD received his Doctorate in Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As a researcher, Dr. Simourd has been actively involved in scientific studies on the assessment and treatment of offenders. He has developed and evaluated several relevant assessment instruments and treatment programs. He has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals and made numerous presentations at professional conferences on these topics. Dr. Simourd has considerable clinical experience as a licensed psychologist and has worked for 9 years in a medium security correctional institution of the Correctional Service of Canada. In addition, he was the Clinical Director of the Forensic Program of the Providence Continuing Care Center, a psychiatric hospital. At the present time he operates a private practice in psychology in which he is involved in the assessment and treatment of offenders.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Appreciate the importance of criminal attitudes in criminal conduct
  • Understand the features and uses of the CSS-M
  • Understand theory/research/normative data of the CSS-M
  • Competently administer the CSS-M
  • Recognize quality assurance issues with the CSS-M

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 1, 2015 – June 1, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact services@gifrinc.com.
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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