ILATSA is partnering with the Global Institute of Forensic Research to offer four webinars this year.

Cost: FREE

1.5 CEUs will be provided.

Please email ILATSA at illinois-atsa@mediacombb.net to register for the webinars, and to receive a link to access the webinar.

Illinois ATSA is an IDFPR approved continuing education provider for Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Providers, Licensed Sex Offender Evaluators and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.  Documentation will be provided so that Counselors and Psychologists can apply to their boards for CEUs.

Using REBT for Sexual Behavior Problems

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August 9, 2017 2:00-3:30pm CST

About the webinar:

Dr. Albert Ellis developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) as a response to traditional psychoanalysis. He proposed that how we think about an issue, situation or stressor determines behavior, not the situation. The REBT model helps clients learn to analyze their responses to a situation, dispute irrational beliefs, and develop new thoughts to more effectively manage the situation.

Participants will learn the principles of REBT, and how to apply these principles – not only when working with clients with sexual behavior problems, but with other client populations as well. By learning to effectively apply REBT principles, clinicians can approach clients more holistically and teach them skills that can be applied in all aspects of their lives.

About the presenter: Glen Ensinger LCPC, LSOE, LSOTP

Glen Ensinger received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education, with a minor in Psychology, from Western Illinois University in 1988, and his Master’s Degree in Education in Counseling in 1999. He is licensed in Illinois as a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Sex Offender Evaluator, and Sex Offender Treatment Provider.

Glen has worked in community mental health and has provided substance abuse counseling. He previously worked for the HIV clinic at University of Illinois-Chicago, located in Peoria, Illinois. Glen has provided individual and family services for youth who were at risk from removal from their home, as well as youth placed in foster care. He has provided community crisis on-call services. He has served, and currently serves, as a co-facilitator for a male batterer group. Currently, Glen works as a Court Services Therapist for the Illinois Ninth Judicial Circuit, where he provides comprehensive sex-offense specific evaluations and outpatient treatment for juveniles who are court referred. He also maintains an active private practice where he provides evaluations and treatment for adults who are convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior.


Human Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight

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We have rescheduled this webinar to AUGUST 30, 2017 AT 2PM.  If you were already scheduled for this webinar, you will be registered for this date and you will be sent the link automatically.  If you would like to register for this webinar, please send us an email at Illinois-atsa@mediacombb.net   

About the webinar:

Human trafficking is a growing issue across the globe. This statement rarely surprises people.  However, the fact that it is exponentially growing across the USA, in both rural and urban settings is a wake-up call to us all.  Educating participants about human trafficking and facilitating knowledge of how to identify the risks, signs and symptoms are key aims of this webinar.  For professionals who work in human services and healthcare settings awareness of human trafficking is of the upmost importance to offset this worrying trend.

About the presenter: Joy Kelleher, LCSW

With over 20 years of experience as a clinician and behavioral health administrator, Joy Kelleher has an eclectic background of professional experiences including extensive international work. Currently Joy is the Business Development Executive for Tectree, Inc. an affiliate company of Core Assets, Ltd. Based in the UK. While working as a social worker in Ireland, Joy was introduced to the growing epidemic of human trafficking.  Spurred to action, she serves as the Chair of the Development Committee for SAFE Coalition for Human Rights. www.safechr.org, a volunteer based, clinician supported and survivor driven grassroots organization.  Joy is also a CARF surveyor.

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Effective Use of Polygraph

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December 20, 2017 2:00-3:30pm CST
About the webinar:

While there is debate across disciplines regarding the ethics of using polygraph examinations and the reliability of results is frequently in question, polygraphs continue to be a commonly used treatment/monitoring tool for individuals on probation, parole, and in civil commitment programs.  Understandably, participating in polygraph examinations tend to be anxiety provoking for the clients and often result in supervising agents and treatment providers questioning the appropriate response/intervention when clients show reactions.  This workshop is intended for professionals that currently use the polygraph as part of programming or are considering incorporating it into programming.  The workshop will provide information regarding strategies to create a supportive polygraph environment, appropriate use of the tool, effective pre-test preparation, supportive post-test processing, and responding to client resistance.

About the presenter: Rhonda Meacham LCSW

Rhonda Meacham received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University, furthering her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving her Master of Social Work degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work. She has 22 years of experience working in social services, with 16 years dedicated to the sexual abuse field.  Ms. Meacham has worked in community, residential, and detention settings, providing services to both juveniles and adults who have demonstrated sexually problematic behaviors.  During the course of her career Ms. Meacham has held management positions in residential and community based settings, engaged in program development and restructuring activities, and provided professional consultation, program coordination, and clinical supervision.  She is currently licensed in the State of Illinois as a Clinical Social Worker, Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Sex Offender Evaluator and is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing clinician.