2018 Program

Since 1983, the Council on Sex Offender Treatment (CSOT) has been recognized by the State of Texas as the experts in the treatment and management of sex offenders. CSOT sets forth the standards of practice for the sex offender treatment providers in the State.

The Texas CSOT Conference hosts Licensed Counselors; Social Workers; Probation Officers; Family service workers; Prevention consultants; Community organizers; Law enforcement and community police personnel; School Teachers, Counselors & Administrators; Licensed Therapists and Psychologists.

Schedule at a Glance

 

2018 Handouts

 

Monday, March 5

8:30 – 10 am Keynote

Criminal Paraphilia (Part 1)

Eric W. Hickey, PhD
Dr. Hickey’s keynote will cover adult-focused criminal paraphilia including etiology of criminal paraphilia, control fantasies, and trauma-control model for sexual predators.
(Offender Hours)

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Keynote

Criminal Paraphilia (Part 2)

Eric W. Hickey, PhD
The Relational Paraphilic Attachments (RPA), psychopathology, sex offenders & sexual predators, and necrophilia and attachment theory will be covered in this second session.
(Offender Hours)

 

1:30 – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions

 

Psycho-Behavioral Analysis of Serial Stranger Rapists

Eric W. Hickey, PhD
This breakout session will cover rethinking the Groth Typologies as well as sexual predator stalking.
(Offender Hours)

 

Complaint-Proofing Your Practice: What They Did Not Teach You in Graduate School

Kenda Dalrymple, JD
This program will provide a discussion of the most common situations that lead to conflict and dissatisfaction between clients and mental health professionals who are sex offender treatment providers. Special emphasis will be given to strategies for avoiding problems, tips for handling risks appropriately, and pragmatic suggestions for protecting your practice. This program will incorporate a discussion of applicable Texas statutes and Board Rules.
(Ethics Hours)

 

STABLE Dynamic Risk (Part 1) – Session FULL

Shelley Graham, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
The risk assessment field includes assessment of baseline risk through the Static measures, and assessment of dynamic risk to measure change.  In this workshop, you will learn how to score the Stable 2007 risk measure, and how to integrate dynamic risk with Static 99R actuarials as revised in 2016.  Part I will review the Stable instrument, and Part II will allow for a scoring of a test case.  It is recommended that participants attend both Part I and II in order to best understand the measure.
(Offender Hours) / Limited to 40 Attendees

 

The Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act: Balancing Safety of Others and Educational Success

Roman Alvarez, EdD, LPC, LMFT, LSOTP
This presentation aims to describe the procedures and requirements that registered sex offenders seeking admissions and enrollment in higher education must follow or meet in order to be in compliance with the Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act of 2000 and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. In particular, it will discuss the role and function of the so-called Sexual Offender Review Committee (SORC) within a college or university setting in assisting registered sex offender students enroll and complete their respective educational program. It will also explore some of the attitudes of professors, administrators and student services staff when encountering registered sex offenders in their respective offices. Lastly, it will offer practical ethical considerations on how to work with registered sex offenders in order to balance safety for others while encouraging student success and reintegration into the world of work.
(Ethics / Victim / Offender Hours)

 

3:30 – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions

 

Psycho-Behavioral Analysis of Sexual Predator Crime Scenes

Eric W. Hickey, PhD
Dr. Hickey’s last breakout will cover sexual predators and paraphilic footprints including posing, staging, undoing, signatures, trophies and souvenirs, sadism, sadistic acts, and culture considerations.
(Offender Hours)

 

Complaint-Proofing Your Practice: What They Did Not Teach You in Graduate School (REPEAT)

Kenda Dalrymple, JD
This program will provide a discussion of the most common situations that lead to conflict and dissatisfaction between clients and mental health professionals who are sex offender treatment providers. Special emphasis will be given to strategies for avoiding problems, tips for handling risks appropriately, and pragmatic suggestions for protecting your practice. This program will incorporate a discussion of applicable Texas statutes and Board Rules.
(Ethics Hours)

 

STABLE Dynamic Risk (Part 2) – Session FULL

Shelley Graham, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
The risk assessment field includes assessment of baseline risk through the Static measures, and assessment of dynamic risk to measure change.  In this workshop, you will learn how to score the Stable 2007 risk measure, and how to integrate dynamic risk with Static 99R actuarials as revised in 2016.  Part I will review the Stable instrument, and Part II will allow for a scoring of a test case.  It is recommended that participants attend both Part I and II in order to best understand the measure.
(Offender Hours) / Limited to 40 Attendees

 

Tuesday, March 6

 

8:30 – 10 am Keynote

What’s New in Understanding and Treating Adolescents Who Abuse

David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW
This presentation explores what our field has learned in the past decade about understanding, assessing, and treating adolescents who sexually abuse. This includes the latest re-offense statistics and how best to understand them, what works in treatment and supervision, and what methods to look out for – some methods may be effective in some areas but don’t actually decrease risk or enhance public safety.
(Offender Hours)

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Keynote

Pornography & Adolescents: What to Do?

David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW
This presentation explores adolescent development and the current state of pornography. It then focuses on the role of pornography in the lives of young people generally. It describes a number of perspectives and controversies in the field (e.g., the nature of addiction). The workshop includes case examples and treatment recommendations.
(Victim / Offender Hours)

 

1:30 – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions

 

Introduction to the Good Lives Model and What Works with Adolescents Who Offend

David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW
The Good Lives Model (GLM) has become a popular framework for sexual offending treatment, with between one third and one half of programs in North America using it. This workshop provides an updated overview of the GLM, incorporating recent conceptual and practice-related developments. The GLM offers potential for improving outcomes of treatment programs that follow a cognitive-behavioral approach and that operate according to the Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) principles. However, like other treatment methods, misguided or otherwise poor application could increase the very risk treatment is designed to prevent and manage.
(Offender Hours)

 

Curative Factors in the Treatment of Men and Women Who Sexually Offend: Working Within the RNR Model

Holly Miller, PhD, LSOTP &
Jerry Smith Jr., PsyD, LP, ASOTP
This session will review the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model and empirically supported models for treatment.
(Offender Hours)

 

Supervision: Hills and Valleys Unique to Sex Offender Treatment

Phillip Crocco, LPC, LSOTP
This presentation will review the importance of supervision; as distinct from peer review; and consultation.  The characteristics of the ideal supervisor will be presented. The clinical differences in the role of therapist of general therapy and sex offender therapy will be presented.  The common assumptions that interns bring to sex offender therapy and resolutions of the common errors.  CSOT policy and procedures will NOT be discussed.  For answers to questions on CSOT regulations the presenter recommends reviewing the regulations and contacting the board.
(Offender Hours)

 

What Works and What Doesn’t Work in the Assessment and Treatment of Adult Sex Offenders (Part 1)

Maria Molett, MA, LPC, LSOTP;
Shelley Graham, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S &
Anna Shursen, PhD, LPC, LSOTP
This workshop will present information on what the professional literature and current research presents as effective/best practices in the assessment and treatment of adult sex offenders. Additionally, this information will be compared to what offenders in all stages of treatment report as being effective and not effective.
(Offender Hours)

 

3:30 – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions

 

Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents Who Have Sexually Abused

David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW
This workshop focuses on key skills and concepts in motivational interviewing with adolescents. Importantly, it also covers recent changes made to MI as a model of change during the past several years. MI is a client-centered counseling method for exploring how and why a person might change, and is based upon a guiding style. Its principles and techniques match those known to produce positive outcomes with sexual abusers. MI can be very useful for motivating adolescents who are ambivalent about change and ambivalent about engaging in treatment.
(Offender Hours)

 

 “SOLUTIONS for the Sexually Abusive Youth” Developmental Issues and Interventions

John Kubis, MEd, LSOTP-S, LPC-S, NCC & 
Matt Jones, MSCC, LPC, ASOTP, NCC
The treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems has historically focused on treating the adolescent offender with a model borrowed almost exclusively from the treatment of adult sex offenders. Within the last 10 years there has been a much needed paradigm shift for clinicians, treatment providers and educators to take into account essential developmental differences and empirical clinical interventions in the treatment of youth with sexual behavior problems.
This didactic, interactive presentation will demonstrate the relevance of the treatment provider, probation officer, county district attorney, children’s advocacy center, polygrapher & other mental health professionals in the healing process by teaching early identification of inappropriate sexual behaviors, adolescent brain development research and empirically supported intervention techniques; thereby effecting positive change for the victim, offender, and caregiver. Audience participation will be encouraged and case examples and video clips will be shared to illuminate concepts addressed in the presentation.
(Victim / Offender Hours)

 

Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Credibility Assessment of Offenders

Neal Harris &
Speaker TBD

The use of credibility assessment (lie detection) for offender management has been a topic of debate within ATSA. Last year, ATSA recommended that polygraph (and PPG) not be used with juvenile offenders. ATSA has not yet made a statement on the use of polygraph with adult offenders. Many treatment providers and corrections officers continue to use polygraph and feel it is useful for effective treatment and community safety.

A new scientific breakthrough enables the benefits of credibility assessment through automation and computerization. EyeDetect captures pupil dilation and other eye behaviors that have been scientifically validated as indicators of deception. A computer algorithm analyzes data from a custom infrared sensor and delivers a “credibility score” (between 1 and 99) for the target offender behaviors. Human subjectivity and intuition are eliminated; tests are similar to other forensic tests used by law enforcement (i.e. DNA or drug tests). Treatment providers and corrections officers can administer EyeDetect tests themselves (if desired) due to the high level of automation.

Attendees in this session will learn how this new technology is used to improve offender treatment and compliance. A demonstration will be performed at the end of the session.
(Offender Hours)

 

What Works and What Doesn’t Work in the Assessment and Treatment of Adult Sex Offenders (Part 2)

Maria Molett, MA, LPC, LSOTP;
Shelley Graham, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S &
Anna Shursen, PhD, LPC, LSOTP
This workshop will present information on what the professional literature and current research presents as effective/best practices in the assessment and treatment of adult sex offenders. Additionally, this information will be compared to what offenders in all stages of treatment report as being effective and not effective.
(Offender Hours)

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

8:30 -10 am Keynote

Pornography, Defining your First Five Clinical Sessions Based on Theory, History, Societal Impact, and Future Tech

Andrew J. R. Harris, PhD, CPsych
This session will present an overview of the historical basis of pornography and explore how it has driven the progression of technology and inundated daily life. This review will touch upon motivational factors, social control factors, three applicable psychological theories, social uses of pornography, recent research findings, and web-based meta-analytic findings. This presentation will review a suggested structure for the first five clinical sessions working with pornography clients/offenders. This will include lists of questions to be asked, exercises to be conducted, review of a Relapse Checklist, how to use two well known psychological theories, and environmental restrictions.  The session will close with a review of the likely future of pornography and “future Tech”.
(Offender Hours)

 

10:30 am -12 pm Keynote

Risk Assessment: New Developments to Think About

Andrew J. R. Harris, PhD, CPsych
Risk assessment in general, but risk assessment for sexual offenders in particular is one of the fastest developing areas in clinical psychology. This presentation will review six recent major developments in risk assessment that are likely to affect your work and your clients. Included will be a review of the project to develop a Common Language for Risk Assessment, the new Hanson, Harris et al. Meta-analysis on Recidivism Risk, and when to consider “redemption” for a sexual offender. Notes will be presented on how to combine static and dynamic assessments of risk into the new Common Language Levels, followed by a short review of the new Dynamic Factors Meta-analysis, and new published research on the use and stability of acute predictors of recidivism. We will conclude with a review of the BARR (Babchishin, 2016) used to refine estimates of violence potential in sexual offenders.  Emphasis will be placed on how to interpret and adapt these systemic developments to the needs of individual practitioners and programs.
(Offender Hours)

 

1:30 – 3 pm & 3:30 – 5 pm Keynotes

Turns Out People Do Need Ethics Every Year! (Part 1 & 2)

Dan Powers, ACSW, LCSW, LSOTP
One of the most frustrating parts of ensuring you get your CEU’s is getting those darn ethics hours. How many times do you need to hear not to engage in a sexual relationship with a client? We are all here to help, so we don’t need attention to ethics! Well, turns out our licensing boards have been pretty busy dealing with an onslaught of ethical complaints from consumers and other professionals. Since our peers often have issues following what most of us feel are fairly clear-cut rules, here we go again!
(Ethics Hours)

 

 

Click on the links below to access handouts from previous years’ programs.

2017 Handouts

2016 Handouts

2015 Handouts