NJATSA Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Meetings: Coffee and networking from 9:00, meetings start 9:30 with announcements then presentation and end at Noon. Meetings are free for members and agency members and $5 for non-members.
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NJATSA 2017 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
September 15 – Burnout and Self Care. La Teisha Callender, Ph.D., Tara Ehmann, MA., and Jackson Tay Bosley, Psy.D. Working with sexual offenders is often found to be challenging in both positive and negative ways. While often fascinating, the work can also be disturbing. Beyond that, getting up every day, going to the same places, seeing the same faces, dealing with the never-ending struggles and, worse, the never-ending petty nonsense, can abrade one’s joyfulness. “Burnout” has been noted to be a concern in many fields. The identified systemic variables that precipitate burnout are, in many ways, endemic in the field of sexual offender treatment. This workshop will review research and literature along with experiences of therapists, supervisors, and clinical program administrators related to burnout and other effects of working with sexual abusers. It will explore the interactions between alternative personality compositions, theoretical orientations, and the resulting impact on those working with various sub-populations of sexual abusers. The workshop will then present factors that can protect against burnout and practices that can even reverse it. Includes will be a brief, experiential, exercise in stress reduction and burnout relief. NJ Law Center. Directions.
October 13 – The Dark Web Returns: Focus on Social Media. Kevin Clark, Esq., CISSP Of Counsel, Helmer, Conley and Kasselman PA., Scott Johnson, CCFE, CHFI, ACE, High Tech Investigations Unit Director Incident Response and Cyber Investigations Prudential, Margy Koping, Esq., Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor. Full Day training at the NJ Law Center. Directions.. Advance registration required. REGISTRATION.
December 8 – Trauma Remediation. Tracy A. Higgins, MA, LPC and Phil Caruso, MA, LPC will present Breaking the Cycle: Trauma Focused Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This workshop will define and emphasize the importance of Trauma Focused Care in the assessment and treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are vulnerable to sexual trauma, exploitation, and other forms of abuse across the lifespan. Without vital supports, individuals with a history of trauma and/or limited education, resources and social opportunity are at an increased risk for misdiagnosis and potential criminal "acting out behaviors". Participants will explore necessary education, clinical supports, and resources in treatment planning for survivors of sexual trauma with I/DD. Burlington Co. Human Services Building. Directions.