Vol. XXXII, Issue 4
Fall 2020
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In This Issue
Editor's column
Presidentís message
Re-categorization of Mannís Meaningful Dynamic Risk Factors
Psychosexual Assessments in Times of COVID-19
A Call for Change: Limit Open Courtrooms in Sexual Offender Civil Commitment Proceedings
Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Sex Trafficking: Suggestions for Practice
Treatment in Challenging Times
Methods and Paradigms Matter! A Call to Expand the Way We Approach Research on Pornography Use and Treatment for Adolescent Sexual Offending
Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitionerís Guide
The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Sexual Abuse: Hope through Trauma (Justice and Peacebuilding)
Welcome Incoming Board Members
The ATSA Conference
Welcome ATSA's newest members
Thank you to ATSA's Student Sponsors
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Forum Editor
ATSA Forum Editor:
Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.

Managing Editor:
Tegan Waring, B.A.

Editoral Board Members:
Katherine Gotch, M.A., LPC
Deirdre M. D'Orazio, Ph.D.
Rosaura Cruz, Ph.D.

Associate Editor of Research Corner:
Ian McPhail, Ph.D.

Review Editor:
Becky Palmer, M.S.

Book Reviewers:
Shoshanna Must, Ph.D.
Robert Parham, M.A.
Jim Reynolds, Ph.D.
Tracy Tholin, LCPC, LSOTP

Contact the editor or submit articles to:

Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.
Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center
Madison, WI, United States
E: sharonmkelley@gmail.com
P: 608-301-1478
Editor's column
Heather M. Moulden, PhD

Every issue I find myself reflecting on the thoughtfulness and generosity of our members/contributors. The articles are so often written with colleagues in mind; trying to share knowledge and new perspectives, and always with consideration of how we can do better as a group of professionals. The Forum is also a place where authors can try out new ideas, innovations, and even just ask questions to a group of readers who share our commitment to make society safer. This issue is no exception. I hope you enjoy it.

As we continue to reinvent the ways we work and provide service to our clients, the articles about COVID-19 are welcome additions to this issue. The landscape continues to change and so must we, so I am very grateful to the Clinical Corner authored by Anita Shlank and a feature article from Sharon Kelley about how COVID-19 impacts ATSA members and how to continue to provide excellent care in spite of significant change and challenge. Other features are equally thought provoking, such as the article by our own Deidre D’Orazio and Jill Kovaly, an attorney, about open courtrooms in civil commitment proceedings. The combined wisdom of their legal and clinical perspectives makes for a stimulating and impactful read. Katie Gotch shines a light on a relatively overlooked aspect of sexual violence, domestic sexual trafficking. She provides practical tips on working with those who engage in this behaviour, advancing the application of our clinical skills to this unique group. Finally, Mark Carich, Jessie Huebner, and Theresa Loy, reexamine the psychologically meaningful dynamic risk factors as proposed by Ruth Mann.

Our book reviewers have two recommendations that are sure to pique the interest of many ATSA members. Becky Palmer reviews The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Sexual Abuse: Hope through Trauma, and suggests that the authors offer a balanced approach to applying restorative justice to sexual abuse, while offering helpful insights into how it can support change and reconciliation. In his review, David Prescott shares his thoughts on the book, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner’s Guide, which also offers practical information for ATSA members. David notes that the book includes new perspectives, by trusted experts addressing the assessment and treatment of problematic sexual interests, so critical to much of the work we do.

In the Student Voice column, Ali Tabb challenges readers to consider the methodological approaches to research on pornography use among adolescents who exhibit problematic sexual behavior. She advocates for multi method approaches to more wholly understand the nature of the problem and how best to address it.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to let readers know about my decision to end my term as editor of the Forum.Since I joined the Forum in 2014 we’ve made many changes, and I hope that they have enhanced your experience of the Forum. As I step down, Sharon Kelley has graciously agreed to take on the editor role. Sharon has been a member of the editorial board of the Forum, and has been a valuable author and contributor over the years. It has been such a privilege to guide this newsletter for ATSA and its members, and I am perhaps most thankful for the opportunity to meet so many members I may otherwise not have had the chance to get to know. I am especially grateful to the editorial board, including Deirdre D’Orazio, Katie Gotch, Sharon Kelley, David Prescott and Becky Palmer for making my job so easy and fun. I would also like to express my gratitude to Maia Christopher, the ATSA board members (past and present), and the office staff who have all been so welcoming, generous, supportive, and helpful over the years. Thank-you ATSA!

Please join me in welcoming Sharon Kelley as your new ATSA Forum editor. 


Heather M. Moulden 

ATSA Forum Editor

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