Upcoming Trainings

Dr. Gene Abel will be presenting "Recent Scientific Support for The Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders" on Friday, April 26, 2019. 

Scientific support for the following topics will include, first,support for specific treatment for child molesters and other sex offenders, second, scientific expert testimony in court and suggested examples of the therapist’s behavior in court, third,a comparison of the types of sex offenders in Georgia versus the United States, fourth, support for the characteristics of child abuse victims (boys and girls) that increase victims risk to molest other children and fifth, research showing the differences between distinct categories of child molesters (5700),child pornography users (3800),travelers (1100)and those who molest children and are also involved with child pornography (1300).

Objectives will include:

  1. Identify which objective, pre-treatment assessment can predict recidivism rates (i.e., low, average and high) among offenders who have completed cognitive behavioral sex offender treatment.
  2. List 3 “Do’s” and 3 “Don’ts” of testifying as an expert in court.
  3. Identify the type of empirical evidence that is typically expected to be presented at a Daubert court hearing.
  4. Describe the child molestation characteristics that increase a child victim’s risk to subsequently sexually abuse other children.
  5. Explain the age at which children typically begin to communicate sexually with others over the Internet.
  6. Identify when the victim’s family and friends are responsible for child pornography production.
  7. Compare and contrast Child Molesters, Child Pornography-only Offenders, and “Travelers.”

$50 for GATSA members
$75 for nonmembers

8:00 to 8:30- Registration
10:00 to 10:30- Break (snacks and drinks provided)
12:00 to 1:30- LUNCH (on your own)
3:00 to 3:35- Break (snacks and drinks provided)
5:00- End of presentation/Certificates available 

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, West Tower – Georgia Room, Atlanta, GA 30334.

You can park in the Pete Hackney Parking Deck connected to the Sloppy Floyd Buildings on Jesse Hill for $10 or you can take Marta to the Georgia State Station, which takes you right into the Sloppy Floyd Building. 

This program is  co-sponsored by the Georgia Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders and  The Institute for Continuing Education.   The program  offers a total of  6.0 contact hours, with full attendance required.  There is no additional fee to make application for CE credit.   CE application forms will be available on site.  

Target Audience:  psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage-family therapists, nurses, graduate students, allied mental health professionals.             

Course Completion:  To qualify to receive continuing education credit, attendees must complete the CE materials, sign in/out at designated location, and complete an evaluation of the program.  CE verification is mailed to attendees within 30-days of receiving completed CE paperwork.

Questions: If you have   questions regarding continuing education,  the program, faculty,  grievance issues, or for a listing of learning objectives, comprehensive speaker bios,  please contact  The Institute at: 800-557-1950;  e-mail:  instconted@aol.com.

Note:  It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if continuing education credit offered by The Institute for Continuing Education meets the regulations of their licensing/certification board.

Continuing Education Offered:
Psychology:  The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.      

Counseling: 6 Core contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia ( LPCA CE Approval #8050-19).

Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education, provider #1007, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards ( ASWB ), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ( ACE ) program.  The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 4-13-2018 -4-13-2021.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.  Social workers participating in this program will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education contact hours.    

Marriage/Family Therapy:    The Institute for Continuing Education is recognized by the Florida Dept. Health, Division of Counseling, Social Work, MFT, as a provider of continuing education, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2021.

Skill Level:   Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced. 

Instruction Methodology:   May include lecture, audio-visual, demonstration, experiential practice of techniques, large and small group discussion

Ethics Hours / Academic Credit:  The Conference offers no “academic” credit and CE hours awarded are not eligible toward fulfillment of a degree.  No “ethics” hours are offered.

ADA:   For accommodations on the basis of a disability please contact:  georgiaatsa@gmail.com

Cancellation Policy: No refunds



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