June 10-12, 2009
14th Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs
232 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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  a NYS Chapter of the Association
for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
  a NYS Alliance of Sex Offender
Service Providers Conference

Sponsored by NYS Office of Sex Offender Management

Sex Offender Management and Treatment in Financially Challenging Times

Wednesday, June 12th
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 5:00pm Pre-Conference Seminars

I.  Identifying and Measuring What's Important in Sex Offender Treatment and Supervision - How to Use a Tractment Needs and Progress Scale
Robert J. McGrath, M.A., Clinical Director, Vermont Treatment Program for Sexual Abusers

II.   Building and Maintaining Local Collaborative Teams to Effectively Manage Sex Offenders in the Community
Donna Reback, MSW, Social Policy Consultant

III. Making Sense of Treatment Models for Sexual Offenders
Franca Cortoni, Ph.D., C. Psych., School of Criminology, Universite de Montreal

IV. Texas Outpatient Civil Commitment Program
Allison Taylor, Executive Director, Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment

V.  Best Practives in the Investigation, Presentation, and Prosecution of Sex Offenses
Paul DerOhannesian, DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch (on your own)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
8:00 – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30pm Workshops – Session 1

1.  Developing a Community Education Program Regarding Sex Offenses
Shannon Wong, MSW (YMCA Orange County) and Vince Morgiewicz (Orange County Department of Probation)

2. The Orthodox Jewish Sexual Offender: Evaluation, Treatment & Management
Gaviel Fagin, MA, LMSW (Tikunim Conseling Services and Eurzweiler School of Social Work

3. Reintegration of Sex Offenders into the Community
Allison Taylor (Texas Council on Sex Offender Management)

4. Social Accountability in Therapeutic Discourse with Sexual Offenders
Kay E. Jackson, Ph.D. (Shiloh Program)

5. Understanding Treatment Models for Sexual Offenders: A Framework
Franca Cortoni, Ph.D., C. Psych. (School of Criminology, University de Montreal)

10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 12:15pm Workshops – Session 2

6.  Effectiveness of Sex Offender Public Policies: Are They Making Communities Safer?
Jeffrey C. Sandler, MA (University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice)

7. Adventure-Based Learning: Theory and Application in Treating Sexually Abusive Youth
David A. Wallace, LCSW-R
Dina McManus, LSCW-R
Dominic Cataldo, MLIR (LaSalle School)
Lisa Bellard, MSW (St. Anne Institute)

8. Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act: Impact on Institutional Treatment
Jacob E. Hadden, Ph.D. (NYS Department of Correctional Services)
James Doherty, LCSW-R (Bureau of Sex Offender Evaluation & Treatment, NYS Office of Mental Health)
Terri Maxymillians, Psy.D. (Central New York Psychiatric Center, Sex Offender Treatment Program)
Mary Owen, LCSW-R (St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Sex Offender Treatment)

9. SIST Working Meeting (Only open to current SIST Community Based Treatment Providers and SIST Parol Officers)
Allison Taylor (Executive Director, Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment)
Mary Osborne (Deputy Director, Sex Offender Management Unit, Division of Parole)
Noel Thomas (SIST Coordinator - Bureau of Sex Offender Evaluation & Treatment, NYS Office of Mental Health)

12:15 – 1:15pm Awards Luncheon
1:30 – 2:15pm Keynote Address:

What's Up, Doc? Innovations and Lessons Learned in the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP (Editor of the ATSA Forum and ex-officio member of the ATSA Board of Directors)

2:15 – 3:15pm Panel Presentation:

NYS Sex Offense Court Model: Guiding Principles and Best Practices
Moderator: Luke Martland (Director of New York State Office of Sex Offender Management)
Panelists:
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger (Chief, Policy and Planning for New York State Courts)
Hon. James W. McCarthy (Oswego County Sex Offense Court)
Hon. Barbara Kahn (Suffolk County Sex Offense Court)

3:15 – 3:30pm Break
3:30 – 5:00pm Workshops – Session 3

10. Scenarios from Sex Offense Courts
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger (Chief Policy and Planning for New York State Courts)
Hon. James W. McCarthy (Oswego County Sex Offense Court)
Hon. Barbara Kahn (Suffolk County Sex Offense Court)

11. Articles 10's Impact on Community Supervision and Treatment
Panel Presentation including:
Noel Thomas (SIST Coordinator - Bureau of Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment, NYS Office of Mental Health)
Mary Osborne (Deputy Director, Sex Offender Management Unit, Division of Parole)
and representative from several Community Based Sex Offender Management and SIST Teams

12. Dynamic Supervision of Sexual Abusers - Part 1*
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D. ABPP (Editor of the ATSA Forum and ex-officio member of the ATSA Board of Directors
*This is a 3 part workshop. If you attend Part 1, you will also need to select Part 2 (workshop #16) and Part 3 (workshop #21)

13. Juvenile Sex Offenders: Strategies in Prosecution and Community Disposition - New York City
Caren Harp, JD (Chief, Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit, Family Court Division, Office of Corporation Counsel)

5:30 – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Friday, June 12, 2009
7:45 – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15am Keynote Address:

Everything I Used To Know About Sex Offenders Was Wrong
Stephen J. Huot, M.Eq. (Director - Sex Offender Treatment Program - Minnesota Correctional Facility)

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Address:

We're Not Enemies: How Sex Offender Treatment Providers Influenced Community Prevention Activities
Sally Thigpen, MPA (Prevent Child Abuse Georgia)
Randi Stephens, MA, LMFT (Medlin Treatment Center)

10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:45am Workshops – Session 4

14. Foundations: A Model Framework for Supervision and Treatment of Youthful Sexual Offenders
Robin Colello, MS, CAGS (Consultant for Youth and Family Violence Prevention)
Joseph Wargo, MAPM (Jefferson County Probation Department)

15. Providing Community Education on Sex Offenses Through Panel Presentations
Robin Braunstein, J.D.
Annmarie Barnard, BA (OCO Inc. Services to Aid Families)

16. Dynamic Supervision of Sexual Abusers - Part 2
Robin J. Wilcon, Ph.D., ABPP (Editor of the ATSA Forum and ex-officio member of the ATSA Board of Directors)
**See workshops #12 and #21

17. Preparing Your Community for Successful Sex Offender Re-Entry
Karen Ziegler, LCSW, CASAC (Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center)
Robin Belansky, LMHC (Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center)
Lisa Smith (Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program - Northeast Health)

18. Everything I Used to Know About Sex Offenders Was Wrong (an in-depth continuation of the keynote address)
Stephen J. Huot, M.Eq. (Director - Sex Offender Treatment Program - Minnesota Correctional Facility

11:45 – 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:30pm
                                   
Workshops – Session 5

19. Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual Transgender Hate Crimes
Kim Fountain (NYC Anti-Violence Project)
Julia Hall (New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

20. The Road to Recovery: Offender Workforce Development Issues
Elaine Kost, GCDF (New York State Department of Labor)

21. Dynamic Supervision of Sexual Abusers - Part 3
Robin J. Wilcon, Ph.D., ABPP (Editor of the ATSA Forum and ex-officio member of the ATSA Board of Directors)
**See workshops #12 and #16

22. Minimal Cost Sex Offender Management and Treatment: A Rural Model
David C. Fleming, MA (Greene County Mental Health Center)
Glen Lubera (Greene County Probation Department)

23. Bridging the Gap: Bringing Sex Offender Treatment and Victim Advocacy Together to Inform the Work of Primary Prevention
Sally Thigpen, MPA
Randi Stephens, MA, LMFT

2:30 – 2:45pm Break
2:45 – 4:15pm Workshops – Session 6

24. Starting a Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Program
Sharon Doane (Family Services, Inc., Poughkeepsie, New York)
Candice Cleveland, LCSW-R (Family Service Society, Inc - Corning, New York)
Richard Hamill, Ph.D. (Forensic Mental Health - Albany, New York)
Catherine Diana, LCSW (NuStep Professional Counseling Services - Syracuse, New York)
Larry Menzie, LCSW (Queens Center For Change, Queens, New York)
Kenneth Lau, LCSW (Fordham University, Children FIRST)

25. The Sex Offender Registration Act: What Your Need to Know
Elizabeth Devane, Esq., Chairperson (Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders)
Dawne Amsler, MA, Board Member
Judith Condo, MA, Board Member
Michele Harrington, Esq., (Office of Sex Offender Management)

26. A Model for Integrating Evidence-Based Practices into Residential Treatment for Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Peter Friedman, Ed.S.
Paul Schiller, MSW
Adam Brown, Psy.D., (The Children's Village - Dobbs Ferry, NY)

27. Sex Offender Assessments in Massachusetts
Greg A. Belle, Ph.D.
Jennifer Deitsch, BA (Forensic Health Services)

28. GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders: Schenectady County's Initiative
Thomas Zampella, M.Ed.
Eric Lindh
Kathy Murtagh (Schenectady County Probation)