The Illinois Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is the Illinois Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, which is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.
ATSA is an association of individuals from around the world committed to achieving a high level of professional excellence. ATSA promotes the philosophy that empirically based assessment, practice, management, and policy strategies will: enhance community safety, reduce sexual recidivism, protect victims and vulnerable populations, transform the lives of those caught in the web of sexual violence, and illuminate paths to prevent sexual abuse.
JANUARY 2018 Newsletter is now available. January 2018.
By President Jeff Reynolds, Ph.D., LCPC
President’s Message. January 2018
Hello fellow Illinois ATSA members and colleagues. I hope everyone had good holiday season and is surviving the cold and snow. I wanted to let everyone know that we have been working hard to put together the 2nd Illinois ATSA conference in March. We are thrilled to have Dr. Andrew Harris and Dr. Ryan Shields as our keynote speakers. Additionally, they will provide extended training throughout the conference. I have heard from many of you who are looking forward to Dr. Harris facilitating a STABLE and ACUTE training that will take us through Friday afternoon. In addition, we have multiple breakout sessions addressing topics involving treating offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the use of the polygraph in sexual offender treatment, managing offenders and technology, offender registration termination, integrating schema therapy and mindfulness in treating offenders, and integrating a trauma informed approach to treating adolescents and children with sexual behavior problems. The conference will be presented on March 15 & 16, 2018 and will once again be held at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove. We have reviewed all the comments and suggestions we received after last year’s conference and have worked to incorporate as many as we could to make the event as enjoyable and convenient as we can. You can find registration information by clicking on the tab at the top of the Illinois ATSA website. www.ilatsa.org.
In addition to planning for the conference, we continue to work to provide CEU earning webinars at no cost to our membership and to anyone interested in learning more about the topics presented. We are always looking for individuals or groups who are interested in presenting a webinar. We have partnered with the Global Institute for Forensic Research (GIFR) for these presentations and enjoy the convenience they have provided in making the webinars available to a nationwide audience. If have an interest in presenting a webinar, please click on the “Webinar Proposal” tab at the top of our website.
Finally, I would like to invite all Illinois ATSA members to a lunch/meeting being held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday March 16, 2018. This will correspond with the regular lunch break time on the last day of the conference. It will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet and network.
Hope to see you all in March.
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