Advanced Seminar: Understanding and Treating Juvenile Sexual Offenders
February 11 2013
Holloway Hall Auditorium in Bavaro Hall, Curry School of Education, Charlottesville VA
This Advanced Seminar regarding issues of sexual offenders will focus attention on Understanding and Treating Juvenile Sexual Offenders with nationally recognized presenter John Hunter PhD, MP
John Hunter PhD, MP
Dr. Hunter is currently in full-time private practice as a Medical (“prescribing”) Psychologist in New Orleans, LA. He is well-known for his study of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of sexual behavior problems in youth. He has published over 50 articles, chapters, and/or books on the subject of juvenile sexual offending and/or sexual trauma, and has been the recipient of seven federal research grants. Dr. Hunter has directed both community-based and residential treatment programs for juvenile sexual offenders, and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). He has served on the Kempe Center's National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending, the University of Oklahoma National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth's National Advisory Committee, and the Center for Sex Offender Management's National Resource Group.
Dr Hunter is co-author - with Eileen Ryan, DO and Daniel Murrie, PhD (both Faculty with ILPPP) - of Juvenile Sex Offenders: A Guide to Evaluation and Treatment for Mental Health Professionals, published by Oxford University Press.
Amazon reviews the book:Serving as a functional guide, this text expertly prepares clinicians for the challenging task of evaluating juveniles, picking up where traditional clinical training often falls short and providing state-of-the-art assessment techniques as well as an overview of treatment modalities. Chapters highlight the many ways in which juveniles charged with sexual offenses differ from adults, the common dilemmas facing evaluators, and the changing perceptions and legal trends with respect to youth crime. Chapters also cover sexual development and behaviors among children and adolescents, risk factors and risk assessment, case examples for working with attorneys, and interventions and pharmacological approaches. Clinical practitioners with limited forensic training will benefit from the guidance on formal forensic evaluation and the review of literature on assessment approaches specific to youth, while forensic experts will gain developmental perspective in evaluating and treating young sexual offenders. Set in a hopeful and optimistic framework, Juvenile Sex Offenders is a practical, empirically based guide on the best practices in evaluating and treating this poorly understood and underserved population.
Location, Time and Proposed Program Agenda
The program is expected to begin from 8:30AM registration and refreshments and to conclude by 5:00PM, with morning and afternoon breaks and lunch on your own. The formal program will begin from 9:30. Please be sure to arrive early enough to find parking, and walk to the program venue. There is no parking adjacent to the venuw. Information about parking close by, and directions are below.
The program agenda is expected to cover Introduction and Brief History of Treatment of Adolescent Males with Sexual Behavior Problems; Prototypic Subtypes of Adolescent Males with Sexual Behavior Problems; Psychosexual Assessment: Goals and Strategies; Overview of Treatment Needs and Clinical Approaches with Adolescent Males with Sexual Behavior Problems; and discussion of Treatment outcomes.
This program will be held in Charlottesville, VA, at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, in Holloway Hall Auditorium in Bavaro Hall, located within the Central Grounds of the University of Virginia.
Our venue is found on the University’s mapping site at http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/GMcCormickRoadArea.html ( Bavaro Hall: #57 & closest parking at Central Grounds Parking Garage: #8; for details about his parking option, including costs, visit http://www.virginia.edu/parking/facilities/central.html ). Car pooling is encouraged for many good reasons.
Driving directions at UVA website page found at http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/drivingDirections.html
Options for parking may include parking structures in downtown Charlottesville, then using the free trolley that loops around the Downtown Mall (along Market Street, north of the Downtown Mall, and along Water Street, south of the Mall) and travels through the University areas. Find link to some downtown parking structures at http://www.charlottesvilleparking.com/index.php/locations Find link to the free trolley at http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2548 ( best stops are those on McCormick Road ).
Applying for Registration
When you submit your online application for registration, you will receive an email confirming ILPPP has received your application. After ILPPP accepts you into the program, you will receive another email which confirms your registration, and includes your invoice information and online payment instructions. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Edward Strickler at (434) 924-5126 or ELS2E@virginia.edu.
Please apply for registration well in advance of the program date; but acceptance into the program is not 'first come-first enrolled' since enrollment may depend on available space at the venue and public mental health system needs in Virginia.
Continuing Education Certification
Continuing Education (CE) credits/hours will be available. For more details and accreditation statements please visit the webpage at http://www.ilppp.virginia.edu/OREM/ContinuingEducation
Up to 6 hours/credits of CE are expected for this program. Each office or agency providing CE accreditation has its own rules for assigning hours/credits to be accredited; therefore, the same program may have different numbers of accredited hours among different accrediting offices and agencies. Also, the final number of hours/credits conforms to the actual hours of seated learning comprising the final program. Awards of CE are made, therefore, only at the end of the program. Participants are responsible for understanding the CE regulations, rules, and requirements within their workplace, within their professional licensure or certification, or for any other purpose.
For this program, up to 6 CE hours/credits approved through the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Sponsor Approval System are expected. The fee is $10 per hour/credit. These hours/credits may be of interest to psychologists and others. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. ILPPP-UVA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Accreditation standards require 100% participation in the program for which you request certification; partial participation may not be awarded.
For physicians, up to 6 American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits (sometimes called CME) are available at $12 per credit. Up to .6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) are also available at $12 per contact hour (CEU is calculated at .1 X contact hours). The PRA Category 1 award and the CEU award are through accreditation of the University of Virginia School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education. Programs offered for CME and CEU are jointly sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy.
6 credit hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) have been approved through Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Virginia State Bar, with Course ID Number ILAA001.
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Partial In-Service Credit (PIC)-Career Development/Elective hours for sworn criminal justice officers under the purview of VA DCJS are not planned routinely for all ILPPP programs. If you would like the opportunity to acquire VA DCJS PIC for this program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two months before the program.
Any professional interested in a specialty accreditation for CE (e.g. NASW accreditation for social workers, NBCC accreditation for counselors, accreditation for nurses, etc) must advise that interest no less than two months before the program in order for application for speciality accreditation to be considered. Please make interest known to email@example.com . Thank you.
Any Continuing Education must be requested and paid for at the conclusion of the ILPPP program or within one week of the program. ILPPP accepts CE payment by cash or check only (check made payable to 'ILPPP'). Credit Card or EDI transfer payments are not accepted for CE payment.
For questions regarding CE, please contact Edward Strickler at (434) 924-5126 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.