The Risk-Need-Responsivity model requires that interventions be responsive to the individual characteristics of the clients being served. This requires consideration of learning style, motivation, and a keen understanding of potential treatment-interfering factors. As a field, we have been generally effective at considerations of the Risk and Need Principles, but adherence to the Responsivity Principle has lagged, particularly for special needs groups. While assessment, treatment, and risk management methods for conventional clients have flourished in the last 30 years, only recently has the attention turned to development of best practice models for clients with intellectual disabilities, severe mental illness, and other conditions that lead to cognitive limitations. Einstein said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This adage must apply to program adaptation and implementation when working with clients with cognitive limitations – we cannot just take methods for conventional clients and make them “simpler”.
This comprehensive workshop will highlight developments in the assessment, treatment, and risk management of persons with developmental disabilities and problematic sexual behavior. Specifically, we will focus on issues related to communication, skill development, and comprehensive risk management that consider not only client-centered aspects, but also those related to the care environments in which many special needs clients are housed or served. We will also focus on the development of opportunities for healthy sexual expression and the need for practitioners to also maintain health and wellness in working with hard-to-serve populations. We hope you will join us for this unique training experience!
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, this innovative live training is the first-of-its-kind.
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Robin Wilson, PhD, ABPP is one of only 45 certified STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007 trainers in the world approved by the developers of the instrument. A researcher, educator, and board certified clinical psychologist who has worked with sexual offenders in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 30 years, Dr. Wilson has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters, and other monographs. He maintains an international practice based in Florida and regularly consults on STABLE-2007 and ACUTE-2007 scoring questions. Past President of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Dr. Wilson has served as an expert witness in many Court proceedings and as a member of law enforcement panels regarding community risk management.
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