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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
Chaka.Hall@dallascounty.org
214-698-4242

14th Annual Conference on the Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems
“Drilling Deeper: Advanced Approaches & Practices in the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth”

April 24 - 25, 2014

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

214-698-2200

7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

14 Continuing Education Hours
Includes Required Ethics & Victim Hours for Licensure

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

About the Speaker: Phil Rich, Ed.D.

Dr. Rich holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a Master’s degree in social work, and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Dr. Rich was the Clinical Director of the Stetson School for 13 years, a Massachusetts based residential treatment program for sexually reactive children and adolescent sexual offenders. He has practiced as a clinical social worker for over 30 years, has served as the program director of five residential and day treatment programs, and has worked extensively with troubled adolescents and adults in residential, inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient settings.

Dr. Rich presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, and is currently in private practice as a consultant and trainer, specializing in work with juvenile sexual offenders. He is the author of “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation,” “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” “Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation,” and the “Stages of Accomplishment Workbooks for Sexually Abusive Youth, ” as well as a number of contributed chapters and articles that address work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders and forensic work in general. Dr. Rich recently completed a detailed analysis of the empirical validity of juvenile sexual risk instruments for the National Criminal Justice Association, to be published later this year by the US Department of Justice, and is currently working on a second book addressing the application of attachment-informed work with sexually abusive youth, as well as several contributed chapters for other books addressing sexually abusive behavior in adolescents and adults.

Thursday April 24, 2014
Day 1:
Looking For Subtlety and Depth in Work with Sexually Abusive Youth

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. - Registration

7:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Morning Topics:

  • Drilling deeper in treatment: Beyond cognitive behavioral therapy and psychoeducation
  • What is effective treatment?
  • What drives effective treatment?
  • Common factors in effective treatment
  • Empirically validated elements of treatment
  • The function of the therapeutic relationship
  • Treatment as facilitative

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

1:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Afternoon Topics:

  • What are the goals in the treatment of sexually abusive youth?
  • Depth in individual therapy
  • What are we seeking in family therapy?
  • Understanding and using the group in group therapy
  • Considerations in work with cognitively lower functioning clients

Friday April 25, 2014
Day 2:
Victim Awareness and Ethical Considerations

7:00 - 7:45 a.m. - Registration

7:45 - 12:00 p.m.

Morning Topics:

  • Building victim awareness in sexually abusive youth
  • Victim awareness exercises
  • Working with empathy and moral reasoning
  • Victim clarification

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

1:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Afternoon Topics:

  • Ethics and an ethics of care in working with sexually abusive youth
  • The nature of ethics
  • Ethical dilemmas in the treatment of sexual offenders
  • Ethics in responding to denial and resistance
  • The use of the polygraph in working with sexually abusive youth
  • Addressing and resolving ethical quandaries in treatment