2016 Plenary Speakers
Dr. Sarah McMahon of Rutgers
University kicks off the ATSA conference Thursday morning
with, “Campus Sexual Violence: Moving the Dialogue Forward”. Dr. McMahon will
review current data and trends related to campus sexual violence and illuminate
how those who work with sexual abusers can help move the dialogue forward.
Friday will bring a three part discussion reflecting our “Different Roles, Same
Goals” with “Moving the Field Forward” a discussion surrounding developments in
assessment, treatment, and the prevention of sexual abuse by Dr. R. Karl Hanson of Public Safety Canada, Dr. Mark E. Olver of the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Elizabeth J. Letourneau of Johns Hopkins University’s School
of Public Health. Saturday our conference closes with two impactful talks,
“Making Untouchable Watchable,” by attorney turned documentary filmmaker David Feige, who explores
the complexities of making a film that challenges many of the myths
surrounding sex offenders. Dr.
Alejandro Leguizamo will
bring the conference to a close discussing the importance of developing good
therapeutic relationships and group cohesion, with a focus on multicultural
competencies with his presentation, “The Elephant in the Room: Multicultural
Issues in Sex Offender Treatment.”
Check the conference website for information on hotel and travel, exhibiting and sponsorship, and on visiting Disney World.
Conference registration will open in July.