Concurrent Session Speakers
Julie Brand, MS
Julie Brand established in 2006, CAPER Consulting to confront the subject of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Her goals are to educate professionals about the complex dynamics of maternal incest and how to intervene effectively on the behalf of victims. Victims of mother-daughter sexual abuse can recover from their childhood trauma. The transition from victim to survivor is essential for both the individual’s recovery and also to prevent child sexual abuse in successive generations. Ms. Brand holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career as a school counselor. Now she uses her dual perspective as a counselor and as a survivor of maternal incest to write and to speak about mother-daughter sexual abuse.
In her book and in her dynamic workshops, She combines research data, professional insights and her personal experiences to enlighten audiences about the reality of mother-daughter sexual abuse. Her upbeat keynote presentations focus on the power of resiliency and healing in all of our lives.
Sergeant Amy Briggs
Office of The Attorney General
Amy Briggs serves as a sergeant investigator at Texas Office of the Attorney General.
Christine Cesa, MA
Survivor Leader and Advocate
Christine Cesa is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a Masters in Intercultural Studies with Children at Risk. Ms. Cea is a Survivor Expert with Runaway Girl and provides education, awareness events and trainings. She is also trained in Ending the Game Curriculum (Sowers Education Group) and Empower Youth Curriculum (iEmpathize). She has spoken at numerous anti-trafficking events since 2013. Christine is an inspiring speaker and trainer in regard to the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, at-risk issues pertaining to girls and women, and the need for their care and support. A CSEC survivor herself, Christine is now an advocate for girls at risk, empowering women, equipping communities and preventing and ending the commercial sexual exploitation of children and sex trafficking. She is a voice for the voiceless.
Kenda Dalrymple, JD
Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP
Kenda Dalrymple is a partner in the firm of Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP in Austin, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Baylor University and her law degree from Baylor University School of Law. She practices in the areas of administrative and health law, with an emphasis on representing licensed professionals before their licensing boards and advising them on matters related to their practices.
Shelley Graham, PhD, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Shoal Creek Counseling, PLCC
Dr. Shelley Graham provides offender treatment services to adults and juveniles in the Central Texas area. She began working with forensic clients in 1991. She conducts chaperone training and family reunification therapy; develops curriculum, and has co-authored chaperon/external support training workshops presented nationally. She provides continuing education hours in preparation for ASOTP/LSOTP certification; performs forensic evaluations and assessments for offenders in the State of Texas; contracts as a treatment provider for the civil commitment program and is a State of Texas De-registration Specialist. She is a Certified trainer in Static-99/Stable/Acute/Risk Assessment Instruments.
Mark Harris, LCSW, LSOTP, CMFSW, CCFC
Mark Harris is licensed by the State Of Texas as a licensed clinical social worker and supervisor, and is licensed by the State of Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment as a licensed sex offender treatment provider, adolescent specialist, and supervisor. He is a certified master forensic social worker; clinically certified forensic counselor; is certified in creative conflict resolution with children; and is certified to facilitate education groups for batterers using the Duluth method. Mark has been a guest lecturer on sex offenders to criminal justice classes at Trinity and A & M Universities. He has guest lectured at UTSA School Of Social Work on forensic social work. He presented at three annual Council on Sex Offender Treatment conferences in Texas on treating juveniles with sexual behavior problems.
Shellee Henson, MS, LMFT, LSOTP
Shellee Henson, MS, LMFT, LSOTP is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Dallas, Collin, and Hunt Counties. She has been doing sex offender treatment for 4 years.
Belinda Martinez, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP, CCFC, CCTS-S
Martinez Counseling Services
Belinda Martinez’ began her journey 18 years ago with an interest in addiction studies, which eventually led to her interest in trauma-impacted clients. Over the past 14 years, she has worked to resolve the impact that the trauma has had on clients. She wants to help her clients learn about how trauma has impacted their decisions and aid them in moving past resistance to change.
Holly Miller, PhD, LSOTP
Sam Houston State University / TEAM Forensic Services, PLLC
Dr. Holly A. Miller is a professor and associate dean of academic programs in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. She also is a licensed psychologist and sex offender treatment provider. Dr. Miller conducts research, teaches and practices in the areas of offender risk and strength assessment, particularly with sexual offenders. As a specialist in forensic assessment and offender evaluation, Dr. Miller has developed the Inventory of Offender Risk, Needs and Strengths (IORNS), a measure developed to assess variables that are related to recidivism for offender treatment and management purposes.
Leandro “Leo”Perez, Jr.
Hidalgo County Adult Probation
Leandro “Leo” Perez, Jr. is an Assistant Supervisor for the Hidalgo County Community Supervision and Corrections Department. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas Pan American in 2004. He is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Brownsville Police Academy. Before coming to the Hidalgo County C.S.C.D, he worked as a Security Manager under the Federal Protective Services contract in the Southern District of Texas. He came to Hidalgo County C.S.C.D in September of 2005 as a community supervision officer. He served as a line officer for four years before being assigned to the United States Marshals Violent Offender Task Force. He was promoted to Assistant Supervisor in May of 2016. He also serves the Hidalgo County Community Supervision and Corrections Department as the law enforcement liaison, the department safety officer, the in house field safety instructor, the hurricane evacuation response plan coordinator, and the gang intelligence officer. He is also an active lifetime member of Texas Probation Association, where he serves as a co-chair for the silent auction committee, and was the 2016 award recipient of the Texas Probation Associations Judge Terry L. Jacks Award for his significate contributions to the community corrections profession. He is also a member of the Texas gang Investigators Association.
Author, Speaker, Trainer
Kevin M. Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and their families for the past 3 decades in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, school, and correctional facilities. Dr. Powell currently works as the Clinical Director and Psychologist for a 119-bed youth correctional facility in Colorado. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Powell has worked with youth in Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Utah and has conducted research in the area of juvenile delinquency. He has authored several book chapters focusing on strengths-based, relationship-based, holistic youth and families services. He has also authored a book entitled, A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth (2015), as well as a children’s book, Our Very Special Bodies (2014), which increases children’s knowledge about their bodies and promotes open communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization. In addition to his publications and ongoing clinical work, Dr. Powell presents nationally and internationally on a variety of strengths-based topics related to promoting healthy youth development. Details are described on this website.
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Dewitt County Juvenile Probation
Terri Rogers serves as the chief probation officer at the Dewitt County Probation office.
Jerry Smith Jr., PsyD, LP, ASOTP
Licensed Psychologist, Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider
TEAM Forensic Services, PLLC
Dr. Jerry D. Smith Jr. is a licensed psychologist, affiliate sex offender treatment provider, and consultant in private practice. He is an expert in correctional management, personnel management and corporate leadership, crisis communication and conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, and predicting violent behavior. He holds Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Professional Counseling. Dr. Smith has taught forensic psychology and human development courses at the college level and conducted workshops and presentations on various multicultural and leadership issues with state and federal agencies. Dr. Smith has worked in various capacities within the criminal justice field, to include involuntarily committed inpatient psychiatric hospitals, juvenile detention centers, adult community corrections/re-entry centers, adult offender treatment practices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). In his capacity with the FBOP, he served as residential drug abuse program coordinator, crisis negotiator and response trainer, sexual assault prevention and intervention expert, behavior and mental illness management expert, and suicide prevention expert.
Randy Smith, LPsych, LSOTP
Taft and Associates
Randy Smith attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and obtained a Master of Science degree in psychology. His first professional job was as a masters level provider (associate psychologist) in rural Arkansas in a community mental health clinic. After seven years he returned to school at the Oklahoma State University, obtaining a PhD in counseling psychology in 1992. He left Oklahoma for Texas and was licensed as a psychologist in 1994. He worked for seven years as a psychologist for DallasMetro Care. Randy left there to work for the Texas Youth Commission as a director of clinical services. He worked in two locations, for three years at the Al Price Juvenile Correction Facility and for seven years at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center. Since leaving in 2010, Randy has been in private practice. In addition to private practice he also is an adjunct professor at Navarro College in Waxahachie teaching child development and general psychology.
Bret White, PhD, MSW
Dr. Bret White is the CEO of Abel Screening Inc. He provides trains to ASI’S network of therapists on the clinical interpretation of the ASI products. He has been treating individuals with sexually behavior problems since 1989 and is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Dr. White speaks nationally at trainings and conferences on treatment issues for people who fail to observe sexual boundaries. He was awarded his Doctoral Degree from the Institute for Clinical Social Work and earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.