ATSA Forum - Vol. XXIII, No. 3
Summer 2011  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
 Editor's Note
 President's Message
 Disclosure and Confrontation
 Taking the Fifth:
Hawkins, Antelope, and Jacobsen,
and How They Affect ATSA

 Motivational Interviewing
in the Treatment of Sexual Abusers:
An introduction

 The ATSA Data Sharing Service:
A New Online Tool to Facilitate Data Sharing Between Clinicians and Researchers

 Book Review:
The Prevention of Sexual Violence

 Book Review:
Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities

 Book Review:
Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders

 Book Review:
Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities

 ATSA Election
 New ATSA Members
The Safer Society

Journal of Sexual Aggression

Editor's Note

Welcome to the Summer of 2011!

I’m pleased to report that we have another exciting issue of the Forum packed with interesting information and perspective. But, before we go there, check out Dr. Ellerby’s picture for his quarterly President’s Message. I have two thoughts…  1. Wow, Gene is tall (so is Shannon, for that matter), and 2. Is our very own President in some way responsible for their recent marriage difficulties (à la the Marriage Ref)? At the very least, our President appears to have some pretty serious Rock Star cred. It must have been another of “Lawrence’s Big Adventures”.

In this issue of the Forum, we start off with a piece from Ken Singer who also gets our best wishes for a speedy recovery from his recent illness. Ken shares an excerpt from his latest book entitled “Evicting the Perpetrator”. The Forum does not often get the opportunity to publish articles helpful to survivors of sexual abuse, and we are pleased to include Ken’s piece in this issue.

Next, we have a piece from Ken Blackstone on the polygraph. As a transplanted Canadian, I confess to being somewhat behind the polygraphy curve for a practitioner working in the US. During the last quarter, Ken made several informative posts to the list-serve, and I took the opportunity to ask him to solidify some of those thoughts in a piece for the Forum. I hope you find it as helpful as I did.

The last of our three main articles this quarter comes from a familiar face in ATSA, David Prescott. Those of you who have had the opportunity to hear David speak about motivational interviewing will know that it is not just the interviewing that is motivational, it is also the vigor and enthusiasm he puts into sharing his thoughts on the subject. In his piece in this edition of the Forum, David gives us a bit of what makes MI important to him.

Speaking of David…Mr. Prescott has settled in well to his position of Review Editor. He coordinated the submissions and editing of several informative reviews, all presented in this issue of the Forum.

Otherwise in this issue, I would like to draw your attention to an endeavor of the Research Committee, under the direction of Karl Hanson. The Committee is attempting to find a way to link practitioners with data to researchers looking for data—sort of like a data-ing service (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Check out the piece presented here, and stay tuned for more information on the imminent new and improved ATSA website.

In regard to Administrative Issues, we have many new members, and we have elections upcoming for At-Large, Southwestern Region, and Pacific Region representatives. In a new process, ballots will be emailed in the near future.

So, in closing, enjoy this issue of the Forum. Make the most of the summer season, Happy Canada Day, Happy Independence Day, and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Toronto in November. Don’t forget those passports!

Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP