Welcome to the Summer of 2011!
I’m pleased to report that we have another exciting issue of the Forum packed with interesting information and perspective.
But, before we go there, check out Dr. Ellerby’s picture for his quarterly
President’s Message. I have two thoughts…
1. Wow, Gene is tall (so is Shannon,
for that matter), and 2. Is our very own President in some way responsible for
their recent marriage difficulties (à la the Marriage Ref)? At the very
least, our President appears to have some pretty serious Rock Star cred. It must
have been another of “Lawrence’s
In this issue of the Forum, we start off with
a piece from Ken Singer who also gets our best wishes for a speedy recovery
from his recent illness. Ken shares an excerpt from his latest book entitled “Evicting
the Perpetrator”. The Forum does not often get the
opportunity to publish articles helpful to survivors of sexual abuse, and we
are pleased to include Ken’s piece in this issue.
Next, we have a piece from Ken Blackstone on the polygraph.
As a transplanted Canadian, I confess to being somewhat behind the polygraphy
curve for a practitioner working in the US. During the last quarter, Ken
made several informative posts to the list-serve, and I took the opportunity to
ask him to solidify some of those thoughts in a piece for the Forum.
I hope you find it as helpful as I did.
The last of our three main articles this quarter comes from
a familiar face in ATSA, David Prescott. Those of you who have had the
opportunity to hear David speak about motivational interviewing will know that
it is not just the interviewing that is motivational, it is also the vigor and
enthusiasm he puts into sharing his thoughts on the subject. In his piece in
this edition of the Forum, David gives us a bit of what makes MI
important to him.
Speaking of David…Mr. Prescott has settled in well to his
position of Review Editor. He coordinated the submissions and editing of
several informative reviews, all presented in this issue of the Forum.
Otherwise in this issue, I would like to draw your attention
to an endeavor of the Research Committee, under the direction of Karl Hanson.
The Committee is attempting to find a way to link practitioners with data to
researchers looking for data—sort of like a data-ing service (sorry, I couldn’t
resist). Check out the piece presented here, and stay tuned for more
information on the imminent new and improved ATSA website.
In regard to Administrative Issues, we have many new members,
and we have elections upcoming for At-Large, Southwestern Region, and Pacific
Region representatives. In a new process, ballots will be emailed in the near
So, in closing, enjoy this issue of the Forum.
Make the most of the summer season, Happy Canada Day, Happy Independence Day,
and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Toronto in November.
Don’t forget those passports!
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP
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