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Each fall and spring the Dallas County Juvenile Department holds a conference for treatment providers.

The springtime conference is for treatment providers that work with individuals with sexual behavior problems. The topics for the fall conference cover various issues that are relevant to working with at-risk youth.

For more information regarding conferences please contact:
Chaka Hall

15th Annual Conference on the Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems

May 7 - 8, 2015

Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center
2nd Floor: Conference Rooms 203 A & B
2600 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, Texas 75212


8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

14 Continuing Education Hours
Includes 3 Hours of Ethics, 3 Victim Hours, and
3 Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Hours

Register by: April 14, 2014
Click here for the Registration Form.

About the Speaker: Lee Underwood Psy.D.

Dr. Underwood is a nationally recognized Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider. Dr. Underwood is a tenured Professor at Regent University, School of Psychology & Counseling doctoral program and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University and teaches in the Forensic Psychology programs. He is affiliated with SequelCare of Arizona as the Director of Clinical and Research Studies. Dr. Underwood has served as an Executive Clinical Officer and clinical supervisor for several large residential treatment programs for children and adolescents with severe mental health, substance use, trauma, disruptive behavioral and sexual disorders. He has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, American Institutes for Research and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration as one of the leading program innovators for community-based treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy-oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. His most recent publications include: Counseling Adolescents Competently, Adolescents in Conflict, and ‘Mental Health Treatment in Juvenile Justice Secure Care Facilities: Practice and Policy Recommendations’ (Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice).

Day 1
Thursday, May 7, 2015

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Overview of Juvenile Sex Offenders:

  • Prevalence and characteristics
  • Treatment targets, planning, expectations, and management principles

9:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Sex Offenders:

  • Treating youth with co-occurring mental health issues and sexual behavior problems
  • Best practice strategies treating youth with co-occurring mental health and sexual behavior problems
  • Psychology of causality vs. psychology of personal responsibility

11:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Sex Offenders (Continued):

  • Integrating psychology of causality and personal responsibility

1:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Victim Impact:

  • Victim awareness
  • Trauma education with offenders
  • Restorative Justice

Day 2
Friday, May 8, 2015

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Multicultural Considerations:

  • Understanding Micro-aggression with sexual offenders
  • Multicultural competencies
  • Understanding cultural nuances of ethnic minorities when working with sexual offenders
  • Engagement and creative strategies with sexual offenders

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Ethical Issues with Juvenile Sex Offenders:

  • Denials of sexually abusive behavior
  • Risk levels and decision-making for treatment
  • Case illustrations

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Ethical Decision Making Model:

  • Key components of case conceptualization model
  • Applying the ethical model with juvenile sex offenders