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Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, and Therapeutic Intervention
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

This presentation overviews Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and identifies the types of sexual misconduct initiated by individuals with these conditions. Treatment strategies and programming adjustments for treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sexual behavior problems are also presented.



Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Who Offend Sexually
Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

This full day workshop addresses challenging issues faced by clinicians working with individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) who offend sexually. Along with a discussion of the characteristics of ID, the challenges for assessment and treatment are identified. We will also consider how to modify clinical approaches and adapt treatment materials in ways that benefit these clients.



Relationships and Sexual Expression by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Who Offend Sexually
Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

This full day workshop focuses on the importance of healthy relationships for individuals with ID who offend sexually. The issue of sexual rights and assessing the capacity to consent to sexual activity are discussed. Issues also include the importance of fantasy in the process of forming healthy sexuality, and the types of romantic relationships many of these men develop. Relationship supports in the context of treatment programming are considered. Finally, how to support generalization of skills and maintaining treatment change are reviewed.


Available IN-PERSON (UAA Campus, Anchorage)
& ONLINE (Adobe Connect)


Registration Options

Price*

One Day

$80

Two Days

$140

Three Days

$200


Continuing Education Credits

Price

One Day, 7 APA CEs

$60

Two Days, 14 APA CEs

$90

Three Days, 21 APA CEs

$90

Certificate of Attendance

No charge


*Early Bird Special: 20% off total registration. Promotion ends 11/10/2017. Use Code “EARLYID2017” during checkout.


Location

(detailed directions will be emailed the day before the event)

University of Alaska Anchorage
Gorsuch Commons, Room 106
3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Click here to Register

Presenter Bio

Gerry D. Blasingame, Psy.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Montana. For the last thirty-plus years he has worked with adults and adolescents, with and without developmental disabilities, who have sexual problems or offending behaviors, and with victims of abuse and sexual assault. Gerry has authored several articles, chapters, and books including Developmentally Disabled Persons with Sexual Behavior Problems, second edition (2005) and An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sexual Behaviors, and Therapeutic Interventions (2011). Gerry also edited Practical Treatment Strategies for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Working with Forensic Clients with Severe and Sexual Behavior Problems (2006). Gerry is a member of ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers), and a past member of the ATSA Board as the Pacific Region Representative. Gerry is the recent-past Chairperson of the Board for the California Coalition on Sexual Offending, and is a member of the Montana Sex Offender Treatment Association (MSOTA). Gerry was appointed to the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) in 2007, and is the chairperson of the CASOMB Certification Committee and the CASOMB Research Committee. Gerry provides training and consultation nationally for residential services and day programs, community based outpatient programs and clinicians. Gerry enjoys hiking and nature photography in his spare time.


Additional Information

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. An hour break will be provided for lunch.


Scholarships:

Two (2) student scholarships are available for current students interested in working with or learning more about sexual offenders. Please contact Maia Wen at mwen@alaska.edu for more information.


Questions?

Contact Maia Wen at mwen@alaska.edu.



UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research & Services (CBHRS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Presented by the Alaska Department of Corrections,
Sex Offenders Treatment Program, &
UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services




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