I always come back from the ATSA conference feeling refreshed and motivated. Connecting with peers and friends sparks new ideas and a fresh enthusiasm for research. After returning from #ATSA2014, I was also fortunate enough to present for an inspiring group of PhD students at the Dutch-Flemish Experimental Psychopathology Postgraduate School, feeling additionally motivated as a result. I’ve included below a summary of my contributions at ATSA.
Below are links to a pair of presentation slides for talks that I gave at the 2014 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) conference in San Diego. In this post, I wanted to briefly outline a few of the main points I think are most important to take away from these projects on pedophilia.
The 33rd Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers – to give #ATSA2014 it’s full title – is in the books. For many, it wasn’t only an opportunity to get up to speed with the state-of-art thinking being produced in the field, but also to appreciate a little Fall warmth down in San Diego. Those of us at nextgenforensic who were present wanted to take this opportunity to make our resources available and feed back on the take-home points. We would also make readers aware that the SAJRT blog is also providing a review of the conference. This will be the first in a series of posts from the Editors where we each provide our materials and thoughts – we’ll keep you updated on these additional posts on our Twitter account. So with no further ado, here are my experiences of this year’s (excellent as ever) ATSA…
Her fellow Editors here at nextgenforensic would like to congratulate Kelly Babchishin on being awarded the Graduate Research Award at this year’s Annual Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Her longitudinal study examining how sex offenders change on risk-relevant propensities over time was given the top scores by the ATSA Research Committee. We at nextgenforensic are obviously biased because Kelly is a friend and colleague of ours, but her prolific work in the field is well-known and well-respected and she has a reputation as one of the sharpest young minds in this area of work. Congratulations Kelly!