ILATSA is partnering with the Global Institute of Forensic Research to offer four webinars this year.
1.5 CEUs will be provided.
Please register for the webinars at the link below.
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.
Effective Use of Polygraph
See the flier here
Register for the Effective Use of Polygraph webinar here
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.