Vol. XXX, No. 1
Winter 2018
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In This Issue
Regular Features
Editor's Note
President's Message
Is DBT an effective treatment for individuals convicted of a sexual offense?
Featured Articles
Using a Dialectic Behavior Therapy based approach for young people with intellectual disabilities who display harmful sexual behaviors
Assessing risk in a law enforcement context:
The SHARP sexual risk protocol
Utilizing Covert Conditioning Techniques to Increase and Decrease Targeted Behaviors
Book Review
Sexual Offending: Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation
Students' Voice
The Roles of Emotional Arousal, Emotion Regulation, and Acute Intoxication in Menís Sexual Aggression Perpetration Intentions
Committee Updates
Prevention Infographic
International approaches to understanding and managing risk from sex offenders: Update from the International Committee
Welcome New ATSA Fellows
2017 Award Winners
ATSA Gives Back to the Kansas City Community
2018 Board of Directors Nominations
2018 Call for Abstracts
2018 Grant and Award Opportunities
New ATSA Members
15th IATSO Conference

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David Prescott
Book Review Editor

Sarah Gorter
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Contact the editor or submit articles to:

Heather M. Moulden, Ph.D.
Forensic Program
St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
E: hmoulden@stjoes.ca
P: (905) 522-1155 ext. 35539
Regular Features
Editor's Note
by Heather Moulden, Forum Editor

Heather Moulden, Forum Editor

As we close in on the end of 2017, the holiday season is a good time for reflection and renewal. This issue includes a number of pieces that invite us to revisit some familiar concepts and also introduces us to new clinical tools. Many clinicians in this area have restated the importance of attending to behavioral principles and techniques in the treatment we deliver. This issue revisits covert conditioning and its application to clinical cases. The review of behavioral techniques is certainly helpful to many, and all the more relevant when situated within a case. Our book review from David Prescott also encourages us to reflect on the familiar concepts of cognition, emotion and motivation within sexual offending. From the authors, Gannon and Ward, we are invited to consider how our understanding and use of these concepts clinically has evolved to contribute, hopefully, to better intervention and management.

The renewal comes from innovations in practice and theory devoted to our work with those who engage in sexual violence. Two pieces, the FAQ, and a feature article address the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to sexual offending with adults and adolescents. Many ATSA members have wondered about the use of DBT, and these two contributions provide both the empirical and clinical perspectives on how this treatment approach may be helpful to our clients. Another innovation comes from an article on the SHARP tool, which is designed for risk priority management by law enforcement. This accessible research summary introduces the tool and the supporting preliminary results for its use.

Our standing columns include some interesting research and updates. The student piece introduces an exciting new project aimed at understanding the relationship between emotional functioning, alcohol intoxication, and sexual aggression, and the International Committee updates us on the very well-attended roundtable event at the conference in Kansas City where different perspectives on a number of relevant topics were compared across a number of countries.

Hope you enjoy this issue; and as always, please send me your comments, feedback, ideas, and articles.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2018!

Heather M. Moulden
ATSA Forum Editor


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