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September 2011
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The Use of the Polygraph in Assessing, Treating and Supervising Sex Offenders
 • Book Review:
Intellectual Disability and Problems in Sexual Behaviour
 • Book Review:
Ancient Ways
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 • Gail Burns-Smith Award Winner
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Vol. XXIII, No. 4
Fall 2011
Editor's Note

Well, folks, this will be the last edition of the Forum before we all head off to Toronto for the Annual Research & Treatment Conference. In fact, it’s less than a month away. Are you as excited as I am? This year’s conference proves to be another excellent opportunity to meet with like-minded people and to learn all that is new in our field. For me, the annual ATSA conference has always been something akin to a vacation. The rest of the year, I work hard to get stuff done and to try and make a difference. But, come the fall, the ATSA conference is my chance to see friends, share ideas, learn some new things, and basically take a well-deserved week off work. This year the conference is in my hometown, so I hope to see you there and to share a bit of Toronto with you. Toronto is a wonderful city, approximately Chicago-sized and said to be the most multicultural city on the planet (Who knows? Maybe even in the known universe). It’ll be brisk, but not likely cold (fingers crossed). Think New York in mid fall.

OK, back to business. This issue of the Forum is another jam-packed with interesting stuff. We have a few administrative messages, regarding new Board members (congratulations to Karen Baker, Erik Fox, Diana Garza Louis, and Robin Goldman—all excellent choices). It is with true pleasure that I announce the winner of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Art Gordon has been a fixture of ATSA for as long as most of us can remember. He is most deserving of this great honor. The winner of this year’s Gail Burns-Smith Award is announced, and Alison Hall of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is the winner. Kevin Nunes and Michael Seto announce a call for papers for an upcoming special issue of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment focusing on change among high risk offenders. We also have a listing of new members.

We have three feature articles in this quarter’s issue. First, we have an interesting piece on sexual motivation from Thomas Graves. We also get some perspective on sexual history polygraph evaluations from Roger Cook. Next, we have a piece on victim empathy by familiar Forum contributor Mark Carich and Nicole Delahanty. Last, we have the next installment in the series of pieces offered by members of the Public Policy Committee.

Review Editor David Prescott has a few book reviews for us as well. First, he has Leam Craig’s review of Dan Wilcox’s new book on the polygraph. Next, David offers his review of a new book by Robin Wilson and Michele Burns on working with persons with intellectual disabilities and sexual behavior problems. David also provides a review of Geral Blanchard’s new book, Ancient Ways, which highlights clinical lessons we can learn from traditional healing. Please take note that, just to keep everything honest and above board, David undertook the Wilson and Burns review without any interference of any sort by me. Last, David announces new books by ATSA members Janet DiGiorgio-Miller and Tyffani Monfort Dent.

So, there you have it…The ATSA Forum for the Fall of 2011. I hope you enjoy the articles and information presented. Please also remember that I’m always looking for new contributors. Feel free to shoot me an email with your ideas (dr.wilsonrj@verizon.net). I’m especially hoping to have more student contributors.

In closing, I hope to see lots of familiar ATSA faces in Toronto, and to meet some new ones.


Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP

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