Sexual Abuse Intervention Network
"15 Mistakes We Have Made in the Treatment of Adolescent Sexual Abusers and What We Need to Do Differently"
Presenter: David L. Burton, MSW, Ph.D.
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
Time: Registration opens at 7:30 AM
Presentation begins at 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County, Inc.
9309 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 109
Tampa, Florida 33612
About the Presenter:
David Burton teaches research and cognitive behavioral theory and methods courses at Smith. He is also involved in research with Ph.D. students. Burton has worked in the field of sexual aggression for over 20 years as a clinician with adolescents and children. He researches the childhood victimization and etiology of child, adolescent and adult sexual abusers. Current research interests include trauma histories of sexual abusers, nonsexual criminality of sexual abusers, attachment, cognitive behavioral theory and treatment, pornography, masculinity, psychopathy, substance abuse, self-cessation methods, evidence-based practice, effectiveness of treatment for adolescent sexual abusers and racial discrimination of sexual abusers.
Dr. Burton has been published in several journals including Child Abuse and Neglect; Sexual Aggression; Evidenced Based Social Work; Smith College Studies in Social Work; Violence and Victims; Journal of Forensic Nursing; and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Practice. Burton serves on the editorial board of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and is the associate editor of Smith College Studies in Social Work. He is an active member of CSWE, NASW, SSWR, NAPN and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Current research projects include collaboration with Delaware Department of Youth Services, Ohio's Department of Youth Services, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and John Joseph Peter's Institute in Philadelphia.
About the Workshop:
This workshop will cover several mistakes we have made in treating juveniles with sexually abusive behaviors either by using treatment methods derived from adult sexual offenders or by using best guesses that the field now has evidence against. Less controversially are mistakes including not assessing or treating non-sexual crimes, and more controversial issues such as new information about the lack of utility of risk assessments will be discussed along with suggestions about what we need to be doing instead of these errors given the current state of knowledge. Other areas that will be covered will include new neuroscience regarding executive functioning, the use of tools such as cycles and fantasy logs and the issue of substance abuse by these youth.
Licensed mental health providers (LCSW, LMHC, LMFT) can receive 6.5 Continuing Education Credits through the Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County- Provider #50-7820 (expires 3/2013).
Psychologists can receive 6.5 Continuing Education Credits courtesy of UBC (University Behavioral Center), provider # 50-946.
Training Cancellation Policy:
It is the policy of Family Justice Center of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Sexual Abuse Intervention Network (SAIN) that a training credit will be made for cancellations made a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.
No refund or training credit will be issued for those cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the start of the event. To cancel, e-mail or call – firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 490-9406.