Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.(http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
Sexual Abuse affects a large percentage of the clients seen in the Community Mental Health system, with sexual offenders comprising approximately two percent of all people in the general community and represents a much higher number of people who present to outpatient mental health clinics. Understanding where sexually aggressive behavior comes from and understanding what to do about it is important for all mental health practitioners. This two day training provides the groundwork for understanding sexual pathology and introduces intervention strategies.
Recognize the difference between normal and abnormal sexual behavior
Increase understanding of sexually abusive behavior and the various factors that contribute to it.
Participants will be able to verbally define “abnormal” sexual behavior from a legal, social, mental health, personal and statistical perspective.
Participants will differentiate normal sexual behavior from abnormal sexual behavior.
Participants will successfully explain the various dynamics that drive sexually abusive behavior.
When presented with case studies, participants will be able to
1) Apply the concept of culpability
2) Categorize sexual behavior as normative, of concern, or abusive
3) Determine the range of sexual behavior
Participants will accurately explain the etiology of sexual abuse and apply it to case examples
Participants will be able to explain the origins of SORN and its’, discuss the risks and benefits associated with the process of classification and correctly identify criteria associated with registration determination.
Day 1 – Theoretical
Normal vs. abnormal sexuality
Why do they do it?
Understanding the legal implications
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Prerequisites: In order to register for this training, participants MUST also register for Introduction to Sexual Pathology, Part II.
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-community-mental-health-registration-11902997185
Last day of registration: Friday, October 3, 2014