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Sex Offending and Intellectual Disability: Risk Assessment and Evidence Based Treatment

Format Workshop
Presenters Professor Bill Linsay
Description In recent years considerable developments have been made in the assessment and treatment of Intellectually Disabled (ID) Sexual Offenders. It is now well recognised that ID clients require a specialist approach that accounts for their individual difficulties and unique personal circumstances. More importantly, recent studies have shown that psychological interventions are helpful in reducing the risk of engaging in sexually abusive behaviour.  Professor Bill Lindsay has been at the forefront of these developments, both as a researcher and therapist.    
In this one day workshop Professor Lindsay presents a comprehensive approach to the assessment and treatment of ID sex offenders that is exhaustive in its approach and meticulous in its attention to research and theory. Participants can be confident that they will gain up-to-date understanding of the current scientific literature, and also be provided with practical tools for working effectively with ID clients through a range of issues, challenges and obstacles to conventional treatment and management approaches.
Who should attend?
For clinicians who work with ID individuals, especially those with histories of sexual offending or related risk concerns, this will be an invaluable learning experience and insight into current best practice in this challenging area.
Workshop Schedule

Introducing Intellectual Disability and Sexual Offending

Review of the theoretical framework for assessment and treatment of ID sex offenders

Exercises on assessment and treatment illustrating the way in which approaches have changed to suit clients' limitations in understanding and literacy.

Specific exercises will be used to illustrate application in assisting with disclosure of offending, challenging of cognitive distortions
About the presenter(s) Bill Lindsay (PhD) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK. He is also Chair of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at the University of Abertay, Dundee. He holds a visiting chair at Northumbria university, Newcastle. An author of over 200 scientific articles and book chapters his research interest include the fields of cognitive behavioural therapy for people with intellectual disabilities and forensic psychology. He is a fellow of both the British Psychological Society and the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. He is currently associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities and the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Location QLD Metro, Australia
Venue Broncos Leagues Club
Fulcher Road, Red Hill Brisbane Queensland 4059

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 12 Nov 2012
Time 9 to 5
Cost 150 to 295
Organiser Forensic Psychology Centre
Contact Name Amber Leathwick