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A Comprehensive Review of Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders

Apr 12, 2012 6:00 pm -
Apr 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Event Description

Forensic Series

Forensic psychology and forensic dimensions in clinical practice pose significant challenges and opportunities for professional practice, research, and consideration of the intersections among psychology, law, ethics, and public policy. The distinguished presenters in our Forensic Series highlight topics of importance.

Kaitlyn McDonald, Psy.D, and Brooke Peltzman, Psy.D., instructors

Thursday, April12, 2012 from 6 - 8 pm at MSPP

This program is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. The presenters will provide an overview of sexual offense and offender characteristics, including sex offender typologies and diagnoses. Factors related to sexual recidivism will be identified and measures to assess for these factors will be discussed.  Additionally, the presenters will provide an overview of evidence-based treatment models and will review recent updates in the literature.  The importance of comprehensive evaluations in identifying treatment targets will be emphasized.

Program Code: FP28
2 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston


Kaitlyn McDonald, Psy.D., is a forensically-trained licensed psychologist with a primary area of specialty in treating and assessing sexual offenders.  Dr. McDonald currently works as a Supervising Psychologist and the Director of Training at the Massachusetts Treatment Center, a Department of Correction facility.  Dr. McDonald is a core faculty member in the MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She also conducts clinical and forensic evaluations at the Institute of Sexual Wellness, an outpatient treatment center in Quincy, MA. Dr. McDonald is a board member of the Massachusetts Association of the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (MATSA).  Dr. McDonald earned her degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and Ann Klein Forensic Center in New Jersey and completed a postdoctoral fellowship through Forensic Health Services and University of Massachusetts- Boston. Her clinical experience includes working in outpatient, inpatient, and correctional settings and her forensic experience includes working in the adult court system conducting competence to stand trial, aid to sentencing, civil commitment, and substance abuse evaluations.

 

Brooke Peltzman, Psy.D., is a forensically-trained licensed psychologist with experience and focus in the treatment and assessment of sexual offenders. Dr. Peltzman is currently the Director of Treatment and Assessment at the MA Department of Correction Treatment Center, a correctional facility housing Sexually Dangerous Persons and other sexual offenders in Bridgewater, MA. Dr. Peltzman is also the Director of Psychology at the Institute for Sexual Wellness, a community-based treatment center for sexual offenders in Quincy, MA. She is an adjunct faculty member in the MA in Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship working in the Whiting Forensic Unit at Connecticut Valley Hospital and Capitol Region Mental Health Center in Connecticut and completed a postdoctoral fellowship through Forensic Health Services and University of Massachusetts–Boston. In addition to forensic settings, her clinical experience includes working in residential treatment facilities, outpatient community mental health centers, and doing mobile crisis/disaster relief work.


Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Forensic Psychology & Divorce
Early registration ends on Jan 10, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jan 11, 2012 and ends on Apr 01, 2012.
Late registration starts on Apr 02, 2012.

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 A Comprehensive Review of Assessment & Treatment of Sex Offenders (FP28)
Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00
Non-Member Fee: $45.00$45.00$45.00
 

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