IT'S ALMOST HERE!
Online pre-registration is closed, but you can still join us for the NYS ATSA/ NYS Alliance Joint Conference!
Upcoming Regional Training!
David S. Prescott, LICSW
Title: Advanced Clinical Skills for Working with People Who Sexually Abuse
Date: March 1, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:15pm
Location: Fordham University at Lincoln Center, South Lounge, 113 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023
- FREE to current NYSATSA/NYS Alliance members
- $35 to non-members of NYS ATSA/ NYS Alliance
- One year membership to NYS ATSA or NYS Alliance included in registration to this event!
NYSED Social Work Contact Hours: Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education; recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; partial credit is not given for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved at NO EXTRA COST.
NYSED Mental Health Counselors: Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; partial credit is not given for partial attendance. 3 live in-person contact hours are approved AT NO EXTRA COST.
Training Description: This intensive half-day training focused on key skills for understanding and therapeutically engaging people who have sexually abused. Areas of focused discussion include defining and implementing trauma-informed care and empirically supported skills drawn from motivational interviewing and feedback-informed treatment.
1. Describe four skills for reflective listening
2. Distinguish trauma-informed care from trauma treatment
3. Recognize how trauma symptoms and sequelae influence treatment engagement and understanding
Pre-Registration Preferred by February 20th:
Please contact NYS ATSA Vice President Jennifer Cinicolo at JRCinicolo@gmail.com. to register and make a payment.
On site-registration may not be available if all seats are pre-filled.
Welcome to the NYS ATSA Webpage!
We are thrilled to be rolling out a new website and some incredible content for our members over the next year. While we continue building our new website, please check out The NYS Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse website (our sister organization) for more resources!
2018 Joint Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York
See You In Saratoga!
Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The NYS ATSA/NYS Alliance Joint Conference is headed to Saratoga Springs, NY on May 20-22 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.
LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, & LMFT Live In-Person Contact Hours are Pending Approval & Included in Registration
NYSED LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT live in-person contact hours are pending approval for all sessions. Offered in collaboration with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, recognized by the New York State Education Department's Boards as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008; licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.
2018 Conference Highlights:
1st annual "Chime In and Wine In" Roundtable Series, Monday May 21, 5:15-6:15
NYS ATSA and NYS Alliance are pleased to announce the 1st annual Chime In and Wine In Round Table Series, an opportunity for conference attendees to network and discuss important topics and challenges in the work we do each day. Three cocktail hour-type mixers will take place simultaneously in side-by-side rooms. Park yourself down in one, or visit all three if you want to partake in multiple conversations! In reviewing the 2017 conference surveys, along with feedback from board members and conference committee volunteers, the following 2018 Spotlight Topics have been chosen:
Women in Forensics: When it comes to working with individuals with sexual behavior problems, being a female professional brings unique challenges. Fortunately, our field is discussing how gender impacts our work more and more each year. Both men and women can discuss their experiences, approaches, and stumbling blocks when it comes to understanding and managing the experience of women in this work.
For the Next Generation: How can our field foster the development of students and new professionals in our field? What challenges do new professionals face? What experiences and resources can be shared to facilitate the successful integration of an informed and prepared next generation of professionals preventing sexual violence in New York State? Let's talk about it!
Legislative Forum: Laws and policies aiming to prevent sexual abuse change all the time...except for when they stay the same for decades. Registration, community notification, residency restrictions, youthful offending laws etc., impact the work we do every day. Stay informed, and find out how we can inform lawmakers with research supported policy.
Sex Ed by Porn: Special Presentation by Maree Crabbe, Monday May 21, 7:00-9:00pm
Saratoga Springs Park Runs and Walks, Monday May 21 + Tuesday May 22 at 6:30am and 7:00am
Joint Conference Welcome Reception and NYS Alliance 30th Birthday Celebration, Tuesday May 22 6:00pm, at The Thirsty Owl, Saratoga Springs
October 29, 2017
Congratulations to President Bud Ballinger, David Wallace, and past president and board member Kenneth J. Lau on becoming ATSA Fellows at this year's ATSA Conference in Kansas City!
Being a Fellow in ATSA is an honorary designation that was newly created by the ATSA Membership Committee and the Executive Board to recognize ATSA members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and a strong commitment to the ongoing work of the Association. A Fellow of ATSA goes “above and beyond” in regard to their dedication and contribution to ATSA. Most members who pursue Fellow status will likely perceive it as an enhancement to their professional credentials. Fellows are recognized by their colleagues in ATSA as a member of a select group.
October 29, 2017 - Training Opportunity!
The New York State Children’s Alliance
in collaboration with the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
invites you to apply to participate in the following training opportunity.
A Learning Collaborative for
Problematic Sexual Behavior - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Model
for Adolescents and Their Caregivers
This Learning Collaborative will include training to support clinical practice and program implementation in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (OU PSB-CBT) treatment model for adolescents ages 13-17 with problematic sexual behavior. This training is supported by a federal grant awarded by the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and administered by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Preference will be given to communities partnering with their local Child Advocacy Center on this project.
To learn more about the clinical intervention and this unique training opportunity, please plan to attend the following information webinar / call:
November 14, 2017
11:00AM EST/10:00AM CST
Access Code: 999 834 279
Prior to the informational webinar, the team is encouraged to review and discuss the Learning Collaborative Information Guide, the Agency Readiness Guide, and other materials listed below. They can be accessed through the link. The team can use the information to complete the applications for training.
PSB-CBT LC Information Guide
PSB-CBT Agency Readiness Guide
PSB-CBT Program Information for Stakeholders
PSB-CBT Agency Training Application for Review
PSB-CBT Provider Training Application for Review
For your convenience, Word versions of the agency and clinical provider applications are available through the links below. Final applications must be submitted online.
When you are ready to enter your application, please click the appropriate link below:
Clinical Provider Application
Deadline for completed applications is December 12, 2017. Selections will be announced on December 18, 2017.
For questions about the OU PSB-CBT program or learning collaborative training please email Carrie Schwab at OU-YPSB@ouhsc.edu or
Karen Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates of learning sessions:
Learning Session 1: January 17-19, 2018
Learning Session 2: February 22-23, 2018
Learning Session 3: July 12-13, 2018
Please note: these dates are subject to change.
Learning Sessions will be held at a location within the State based on the location of the selected agencies.
October 14, 2017
The NYS ATSA/ NYS Alliance Boards met for our annual retreat at the site of the 2018 Joint Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York! Lots of excellent brainstorming and planning to bring all our members exciting and useful content!