Vol. XXIII, Issue 3
Summer 2021
Text Only Version
In This Issue
REGULAR FEATURES
Editor's Column
Presidentís message
FEATURED ARTICLES
How much difference do dynamic risk factors make in the forensic evaluation of risk?
FEATURED ARTICLES
Building a Client Pro-Social Risk Management Life Plan
FEATURED ARTICLES
Comparison of Community and Expert Samples in the Perceived Risk of ISO's
RESEARCH CORNER
Are Viewing Time Measures Actually "Decision Time" Measures?
ADULT CLINICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE
Focus on Webinar Presenters
COMMITEE UPDATES
Education and Training Committee Report
BOOK REVIEWS
Returning to the Teachings: Exploring Aboriginal Justice
Rupert Ross
Penguin Books, 2006
Paperback: $22.00 (new)
ISBN-13: 978-0143055594
320 pages
BOOK REVIEWS
Forensic Case Histories: Understanding Serious Offending Behavior in Men
Jackie Craissati
Routledge, 2020
Paperback: $36.37; Hardcover: $117.60
ISBN-13 978-0367360863
174 pages
MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
Gangaw Zaw, Ph.D. of Irvine, California, USA
ATSA NEWS
Welcome ATSA's newest members
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO THE FORUM
Revised Forum Submission Guidelines
Newsletter Tools
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Forum Newsletter Advertisement Opportunity Ad Request Form
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
REGULAR FEATURES
Editor's Column
Sharon M. Kelley, PsyD
So far, I have greatly enjoyed my role as the Forum Editor. This role seems to fit me well. I am able to combine my various interests of learning, reading, writing, creativity, and meeting impressive colleagues. The ATSA board and Forum editorial staff have been supportive and hard working. We continue to mold the Forum into something that is both interesting and informative, and which meets the members’ needs and expectations. As such, we want to be responsive to our readers. If you want to express an opinion or an idea about something you read in one of our editions, consider writing a Letter to the Editor, and we will publish it in the next Forum. We just ask that your letter remain professional and respectful. We also plan on surveying the membership to determine what other additions and/or changes might be worthwhile. Expect the opportunity to provide your opinions on this survey later this summer.
 
Recently, we bid a fond farewell to Tegan Waring who was our Forum Managing Editor. Her exit left a gap, as she took care of the online NewsManager platform to format and publish the Forum on a quarterly basis. Given the already depleted and over-worked ATSA staff, it made sense to take this on as one of my editorial tasks. This has actually turned out to be unexpectedly beneficial. Although the NewsManager platform is definitely persnickety, I have been able to better understand firsthand what it can and cannot do. This has allowed me to modify the Forum Submission Guidelines to ease formatting restrictions. This continues to be a learning process for me. If you are considering submitting an article, feel free to leave in your preferred formatting (bold, underline, italics, indents, etc.), and I will tell you when something is not possible. This is the first edition of the Forum with me handling the technological aspects, so be gentle if and when experiencing some hiccups here and there. 
 
As always, I am excited about providing you this edition of the Forum. For those interested in psychosexual evaluations and risk assessments, I strongly suggest you read the articles by David Thornton (featured article), Emily Calobrisi & Ray Knight (featured article), and Ian McPhail (research corner). In his article, David addresses the question of whether dynamic risk factors add to the valid measurement of future sexual re-offense risk once accounting for static risk factors. Emily and Ray review their study on risk ratings and dispositional judgments by experts and laypeople to clinical vignettes before and after actuarial data is provided. This study provides some preliminary hope that actuarial data may help to decrease bias among laypeople. Ian reviews the results from a rather smart and interesting research study on visual reaction time measures. The results may surprise you! Those interested in clinical practices will be interested in the featured article by Mark Carich and Jessie Huebner entitled, “Building a Client Pro-Social Risk Management Life Plan” as well as the interesting interviews by the Adult Clinical Practice Committee of Steve Sawyer and Anton Schweighofer. Also don’t forget to check out the Education and Training Committee report by Alejandro Leguizamo and the Member Highlight section. This time, I couldn’t help myself: I wanted to highlight a close friend of mine, Gangaw Zaw of Irvine, California, USA.
 
I hope you enjoy this edition of the Forum. Submissions for the next edition are due on August 31st but will be accepted at any time for future editions. I am putting a specific call out for articles that speak to best clinical and/or assessment practices with under-researched groups (e.g., non-White groups; transgendered clients; clients with physical or cognitive disabilities; those with major mental illness; and non-offending clients with paraphilias). Submissions should be sent directly to me at SharonMKelley@gmail.com.

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