Spring 2016 Assessing Individuals Charged with Sexual Crimes

May 5-6 2016, Thursday-Friday, two-day program

Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy Offices, Charlottesville VA

Program

This two-day program focuses on the assessment and evaluation of individuals charged with sexual crimes, sexual offenders including 19.2-300 pre-sentencing evaluations, and 37.2-904 assessment of sexually violent predators. The program provides discussion of legal background relevant to assessment involving sexual offenses, paraphilias, base rates of reoffending, and well-researched sexual offender risk assessment instruments. This program may meet needs of providers for renewal of SOTP certification in Virginia ( Regulations of the Virginia Board of Psychology may be found at  http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Psychology/psychology_laws_regs.htm ).

The program provides an introductory to intermediate level instructional level that will inform a variety of mental health professionals, law enforcement professionals, and others interested to learn about clinical, legal, and policy foundations for assessing individuals charged with sexual crimes, sexual offenders, and sexually violent predators.

The formal program, daily, is expected to be from 9:00 AM through 4:30 PM with lunch break on your own.  A precis of the proposed agenda follows:

Thursday May 5: Introduction and Overview, Diagnosing Common Paraphilias, The Legal Foundation for Evaluating Sexual Offenders in  Virginia, and Foundations of Sexual Offender Evaluation: Research and Practice.

Friday May 6: Using the Static-99R Instrument, and the Clinical Assessment and Opinion Formation

Lead faculty for the program will be Daniel Murrie PhD, Director of Psychology with ILPPP.  Other faculty include Jill M. Ryan Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Sexually Violent Predators Civil Commitment Section, Virginia Office of the Attorney General; Eric Madsen MA, with the Virginia Department of Corrections Sex Offender Screening and Assessment Unit; and Mario Dennis PhD, LCP, CSOTP, Forensic Director with the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilition, VA DBHDS.

No faculty have disclosed financial relationships with any commercial interests that would conflict with their presentation and no commercial support has been accepted for the training program. Questions regarding faculty disclosures should be directed to els2e@virginia.edu

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to

Identify sources of Virginia law and policy regarding individuals charged with sexual crimes, sexual offenders, and sexually violent predators

Identify and describe paraphilias of concern under Virginia law

Discuss elements, procedures, and ethical parameteers of forensic evaluation with individuals charged with sexual crimes, sexual offenders, and sexually violent predators

Identify dynamic and static risk factors of important for assessments with sexually offenders and sexually violent predators

Discuss aspects and uses of the Static 99R with regard to sexual offenders and individuals charged with sexual crimes

Location

The program will be held at offices of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, at 1230 Cedars Court, Suite 108, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. Please use your favorite mapping tools to find directions from your address.

Cedars Court is a cul de sac off Barracks Road with community banks on both corners of the intersection of Cedars Court and Barracks Road. Turn off Cedars Court into the 1228-1230 office center. Come to the rear parking area, to find entrances to ILPPP offices, Suite 108, in the 1230 building. There is ample free parking. Please do not park in the '2-hour limited' spaces: patients arriving to various clinics need these spaces. Thank you.

Public transportation closest to ILPPP is Route 5 bus with Charlottesville Area Transit: Public bus routes for Charlottesville area

Registration

Application for registration is made through your individual user profile created with the ILPPP website. Please create your profile, or get automated help to find your profile if you have forgotten your profile name or password, from this page: http://cacsprd.web.virginia.edu/ILPPP/OREM/Registrant/SignIn

After you apply for registration you will receive an automated email confirming that ILPPP has received your application. Acceptance into a program is not automatic because capacity limitations and public mental health system needs are considered. After ILPPP formally accepts you into the program you will receive another automated email that confirms your registration and includes your invoice information and online payment instructions.

Before the program ILPPP will send further information to assist your planning.  Questions about registration may go to els2e@virginia.edu or to telephone 434-924-5126 where you may also leave a message (please clarify the program title and date about which you are inquiring in any message you leave).   We look forward to your participation in programs of the Institute and are delighted to assist you with your questions.

Registration & Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $130. Others: $190. Cancellation fee: $25

A full registration fee refund will be processed only if the registrant has submitted the cancellation notice to ILPPP no later than 7 days prior to the first day of the program. If registration is cancelled 6 days or less days prior there is a $25 cancellation service charge which will be deducted from the program’s registration fee. The remainder of the registration fee will be processed within 10 days following the end of the training program. Please allow 30 days following the end of the training program to receive the refund. Refunds will be processed according to the method of original payment (check, credit card or EDI-transfer).

Continuing Education Accreditations

The program is presented by the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, jointly sponsored  by the  Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and jointly provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia  School of Medicine and the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. 

Up to 12 hours/credits of CE are expected for this program depending on the final agenda and completion of the training. Continuing education is  awarded only after the completion of the program.  A general certificate of attendance will be provided at no charge.   Certificates awarding  accredited CE requires completion of formal request and may require payment.  Please see details below - and at registration on the day of the program - regarding accredited Continuing Education.

American Psychological Association: The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Approval standards require 100% participation in each day for which CE award is requested.

Fees: These credits are available through ILPPP at $6 per credit hour.  For this program registrants at the full $190 fee may receive the award without additional fee.   Others, please make check payable to ‘ILPPP’ .

Office of Continuing Medical Education of the UVA School of Medicine:  Please read  required Statement regarding Education Activity* and Accreditation and Designation Statements** below.

Fees: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (tm) - sometimes called CME/Continuing Medical Education, of particular interest to physicians - are available at $12 per credit. Other professionals may also be interested in a certificate of Hours of Participation available through joint providership of the program with the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the UVA School of Medicine, which are available at $12 per hour. 
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (tm)  or Hours of Participation the applicant MUST make payment - in the form of a check, payable to 'ILPPP' - in order to receive a unique code that authorizes claiming credit at a secure website. Claiming AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (tm) or Hours of Participation MUST  be completed ASAP if not on the program date: the platform for claiming the program's credits or Hours expire 30 days after the program.
Award of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (tm)  or Hours of Participation for partial attendance of a program is possible. Participants must claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.

Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of the Virginia State Bar: For some programs accreditation of CLE credit hours are applied for through the Virginia State Bar's Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.  This program has been approved for 11.0 credit hours including (0.0) credit hours for Ethics by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.  A unique course ID has been issued and must be used to claim CLE credit hours.    There is no fee for award of CLE.

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Partial In-Service Credit-Career Development/Elective: For some programs accreditation of Partial In-Service Credit (PIC)-Career Development/Elective hours are applied for through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for sworn criminal justice officers under the purview of VA DCJS.  Award of PIC hours is not available for this program. Please return to find posted information or inquire at els2e@virginia.edu.  There is no fee for award of Partial In-Service Credits. 

Other Continuing Education accreditations
A general certificate of attendance will be provided at no charge.  This may satisfy many needs.  It is the responsibility of individual participants  to know what attestation of participation meets their individual needs.

A registrant interested in Continuing Education awards other than those  named above may inquire with ILPPP about the specialty accreditation(s)  of their interest ( e.g. through NASW, NBCC, etc).  Specialty CE accreditations require additional time and costs and have strict deadlines; therefore, please inquire not less than 6-8 weeks before the program date in order to allow time to consider the specialty accreditation, make the application if appropriate, and to assign appropriate charges for awarding credit.  Please inquire at els2e@virginia.edu   Thank you.

Of interest to Virginia Social Workers: According to Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work of the Virginia Board of Social Work at 18 VAC 140-20-10 et seq., Revised December 30, 2015 (Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and Chapter 37 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia) regarding continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license contact hours of continuing education may be obtained from a combination of board-approved activities, that may include  "workshop, seminars, conferences, or course in the behavioral health field offered by federal, state or local social service agencies, public school systems or licensed health facilities and licensed hospitals“ under 18VAC140-20-105. Continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license. The University of Virginia Health System is a licensed hospital.

For CE credits requiring payment IPPP accepts a check. made payable to 'ILPPP'. Credit card payment is not allowed for CE credits.  
Please bring a check with you to the program or arrange to mail the check within one week of the program date.  Thank you. 
If a Commonwealth of Virginia agency is paying for CE credits an EDI (electronic) payment may be made. 
Please be sure to complete all requests  and payments for CE ASAP if not on the program date.

Continuing Education accreditation rules vary by accrediting agency.  Claiming PRA Category 1 credits or Hours of Participation has strict deadlines: the applicant MUST bring payment - in the form of a check, made to 'ILPPP' - or arrange to send payment within one week of the program date in order to receive a unique code that authorizes claiming credit at a secure website.   Claiming these credits of Hours should be completed within 1-2 weeks of the program date: the platform for claiming the program's credits or Hours expire 30 days after the program.  Claiming Continuing Legal Education typically has a window of time in which application may be made.   Other accreditations have deadlines.  Please be sure to complete all requests  and payments for CE within 1-2 weeks of the program date.

For questions regarding CE, please contact Edward Strickler at 434-924-5126 or ELS2E@virginia.edu. Thank you.

* REQUIRED STATEMENT REGARDING EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY
Jointly Provided by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy.

** ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this program for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded CEUs.