Professionals responsible for managing sex offenders in the community are uniquely challenged. They are not only faced with the responsibility for counseling this difficult population of offenders, but also share in the critical effort to help provide for the safety of past and potential victims. A particularly controversial issue in sex offender management and ensuring victim safety is family reunification, the process by which an offender is allowed to return to a home in which identified victims or potentially vulnerable individuals reside. Under these circumstances, the stakes are extremely high and the implications profound. It is imperative that those involved in sex offender management and therapy understand the complex issues surrounding reunification with this population.
This six hour training session has been developed for use by psychologists, therapists, and social workers who work with sex offenders or the victims of sexual abuse. It provides an introduction and overview of the dynamics and key issues warranting attention when considering reunification and preservation with sex offenders in order to establish the ultimate goal of preserving victim and public safety.
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. is offering this training for six (6.0) hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. This training is not an ethics course.
Bradley Hedges, Ph.D., LPCC-S, Psychologist currently serves as the Executive Director of Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, a non-profit community mental health agency in Lancaster, Columbus, Newark, Delaware and Chillicothe Ohio. Dr. Hedges specializes in forensic services, has testified in over 100 court cases, has presented extensively throughout Ohio and surrounding states, and has supervised over 100 clinicians through his almost 30 year career.
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The training begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. Coffee and hot tea is provided. Full attendance will be required to receive a certificate; no partial credits will be offered for individuals missing more than a total of 15 minutes course time.
If you would like to register for the training please call Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. at (614) 751-0042. All Attendees must be registered by the Friday prior to the training date.