Free Workshop – Management of Sexual Offenders

The Wisconsin Correctional Association has partnered up with WI-ATSA Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers to bring you a one day workshop regarding the management of Sexual Offenders.  This is FREE to WCA members and WI-ATSA members. 

This training will be held on Friday November 1, 2019

Part 1 Workshop “Assessment of Individuals with Sex Offenses and Major Mental Illness”

Part 2 “Treating Sex Offenders with a Major Mental Illness”

Part 3 “Treating Sex Offenders with a Major Mental Illness

Schedule and Handouts

8:00 – 8:30:      Register

8:30 – 10:00:    Assessment of Individuals with Sex Offenses and Major Mental Illness

10:00 – 10:15:   Break

10:15 – 11:15:   Treating Sex Offenders with a Major Mental Illness

11:15 – 12:15:   When Should Supervision and Treatment Intensity be Reduced

12:15 – 1:15:    Lunch (On your own)

1:15 – 2:30:      When Should Supervision and Treatment Intensity be Reduced

Assessment of Individuals with Sex Offenses and Major Mental Illness (Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.)

Empirically supported risk factors have been shown to be predictive of violent and sexual re-offence regardless of whether individuals suffer from a major mental illness (Bonta, Blais, & Wilson, 2014; Lee & Hanson, 2016). However, assessing for risk and treatment needs within this group is not always straightforward. How does one assess risk and attend to risk management in individuals who demonstrate a causal relationship between acute psychotic symptoms and sex offences (Smith & Taylor, 1999) or when acute symptoms affect how criminogenic needs are expressed? The current workshop will provide a brief review of relevant research including a study on individuals with sex offences and major mental illness (SOMMI) that was completed at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center.

Treating Sex Offenders with a Major Mental Illness (Jacob Schuldies, LCSW & Lindsay Wert, LCSW)

This workshop will focus on how to work with Sex Offenders with a Major Mental Illness (SOMMI). The research regarding major mental illness’s involvement with risk will be applied to treatment case studies. The presenters will offer different approaches that are being utilized with SOMMI in a secure treatment center.

When Should Supervision and Treatment Intensity be Reduced? (David Thornton, Ph.D. & S. Kelley, Psy.D.)

This presentation will provide a discussion of research related to what works in treatment to reduce sexual recidivism risk and how do we know when the treatment intensity can be reduced. We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different models for integrating treatment and supervision along with findings on the impact of different supervision practices.

Training will be held at:                                     

Madison Police Departments Training Center

5702 Femrite Dr,

Madison, WI 53718

Please RSVP by October 25, 2019 by emailing Richard Skime at richard.skime@wisconsin.gov;  by noting you will be attending this training and provide your WCA / WI-ATSA membership number.   

Jake