Concurrent Session Speakers
Liles Arnold, LPC, LSOTP
Liles Arnold, LPC, LSOTP has been doing sex offender treatment for 30 years. He does evaluations, groups, and PPGs. He offices in Plano and works with clients in Collin, Rockwall, Denton, Grayson, Hunt, and Kaufmann Counties. He was on the Council for Sex Offender Treatment for 17 years and served as its chairman of the board for eight years.
Julie Brand, MS
Julie Brand holds a Master’s degree in counseling and enjoyed a distinguished 25-year career as a school counselor. She uses her unique perspective as both counselor and survivor, to speak and to write about females who sexually abuse children. Since 2006, Ms. Brand has enlightened audiences across the United States with her dynamic programs on mother-child sexual abuse, female offenders in “positions of trust,” male survivors and resiliency. She authored A Mother’s Touch: Surviving Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse, participated in a Canadian documentary on maternal incest and has testified as an expert witness in District Court. She received the NCFM “2019 Award of Honor” for her work advocating for male victims. Ms. Brand’s upbeat presentations focus on the power of healing and resiliency 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.
Kenda Dalrymple, JD
Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP
Kenda Dalrymple is managing partner in the firm of Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, 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.
Jeff Fletcher, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Jeff Fletcher, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S has been a Sex Offender Treatment Provider for 15 years. He is also a deregulation specialist and frequently testifies in court for both the prosecution and the defense. He provides services to Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Rockwall Counties.
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 significant contributions to the community corrections profession. He is also a member of the Texas gang Investigators Association.
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer
Dewitt County Juvenile Probation
Terri Rogers currently serves at Chief Juvenile Probation Officer of DeWitt County. Prior to that, she spent several years working as a sex offender supervision officer in Potter County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from West Texas A&M University. She is a certified Social Media Intelligence Expert. To find her, look for the person wearing jeans and converse, as formality is not her strong suit.
Anna Shursen, PhD, LMFT, LSOTP
Anna Shursen, PhD, LMFT, LSOTP has been providing sex offender treatment for 20 years. She also does pre-trial assessments, testifies in court, and is a deregulation specialist. Her practice serves Collin, Dallas, Hunt, and Fannin counties and Hightower prison in Huntsville.
Jerry Smith Jr., PsyD
Licensed Psychologist & Consultant
Breakthrough Psychological Solutions, 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, PhD
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.