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2018 Florida ATSA Annual Conference & Membership Meeting


Friday & Saturday, April 6-7, 2018


225 Shorecrest Drive
Altamonte Springs FL 32701
Phone:  407-834-2400
FATSA Conference room rate $112
(Click here for hotel info)
* must reserve by MARCH 6, 2016

Pre-Conference Training
Friday April 6, 2018

Adult Track

Morning: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Robin Wilson, PhD

Topic: Static-99R Update Training

This workshop will provide details of recent updates to the Static-99R actuarial risk assessment instrument, including the October 2016 Coding Rules and Evaluators’ Workbook. This is not a Static-99R certification training, but is appropriate for persons already trained in the instrument.

Afternoon: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

David Prescott, LICSW

Topic: Feedback Informed Treatment

This workshop describes Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT; Prescott, Maeschalck, & Miller, 2017), a pantheoritical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioral health services. It is a newly created model of change that focuses on therapeutic processes rather than techniques. FIT includes structured methods for monitoring and discussing clinical progress in four areas, as well as agreement on goals, tasks, and the current status of the therapeutic relationship. Using these methods can reduce therapist variability and assist clinicians in tailoring treatment to meet the client’s needs. Case examples from the treatment of people who have sexually abused are provided.
OR (choose only one)

Adolescent Track
Morning: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

David Prescott, LICSW

Topic: Adolescents Who Sexually Abuse: What Works in Treatment

This training reviews much of what we do and don’t know about understanding and treating young people who sexually abuse. It discusses re-offense rates with an eye towards desistance, and explores how these re-offense rates have changed in the past 20 years. Several realities emerge: Our attempts to punish away crime don’t work, treatment can reduce risk, and that community-based treatments appear to be most effective. Just as important, the qualities of the provider are very important. Indeed, this workshop includes a focus on the characteristics of excellent professionals who work in this field. The workshop then turns to the principles of effective intervention, and explores how risk, need, and responsivity apply to young people. The workshop also includes a focus on goal-setting, resilience, and the identification of strengths. It also provides a brief discussion on the role of trauma-informed care.

Afternoon 1-2:30 p.m.:

Juliana Gerena, PsyD

Topic: New Sexting Diversion Program in Broward County

In 2011 the legislation shifted the juvenile sexting laws in Florida. The new law indicated children under the age of 18, who were found sexting, could no longer be convicted of a felony charge, or be required to register as a sexual offender. In January 2015, the Fourth District Court of Appeal acknowledged a first-time sexting offender committed a noncriminal act under the Florida statute, and was not subject to further delinquency proceedings. The appeals courts conveyed low-risk juveniles would benefit from participating in a civil citation program, which would prevent them from re-offending and committing similar offenses in the future. Attendees will receive information regarding Broward County’s first cyber safety/sexting, civil citation program, via education regarding how a youth is referred to, and concepts addressed during treatment.

Afternoon: 3 - 4:30p.m.

Chip Royall, LCSW, Katherine Gomez, MA

Topic: New 2017 ATSA Adolescent Guidelines

The guidelines provide guidance to practitioners and others who work with adolescents who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse. Florida ATSA conference attendees will receive instruction from both a clinical and juvenile justice perspective that reviews the empirical framework underpinning the new guidelines, reviews the guidelines, and discusses application of the new guidelines to Florida and to attendees’ individual work.

$100 (separate fee from Saturday’s Conference/Meeting)
6 CEUs, box lunch and snacks during breaks are included


Networking and Social Reception
Free to attendees
Friday 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Drinks and light hors-d'oeuvres will served

FATSA Conference &
Membership Meeting Schedule

Saturday April 7, 2018
8:30AM - 4:30PM

$75 for FATSA members (includes 2018 membership dues and lunch
& $75 for non-members)

6 CEUs (7 for FATSA members),
Includes lunch for members at annual meeting.

Note: The 2018 FATSA Pre-Conference and Conference training will address post graduate degree continuing education in the following core areas as required by Florida Rule 64B4-7.0081 and 64B4-7.007 (Requirements to be a Qualified Practitioner for Completing Risk Assessments and Treatment of Sexual Offenders and Juvenile Treatment)

7:30 am - 8:30 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am

Conference Opening – George Deitchman, PhD & Eric Imhof, PsyD

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Legal Standards Frye and Daubert and Scientific Standards for Acceptance of Assessments (Will also cover expert testimony.)
(Gene Abel, M.D.)

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break - snacks & beverages will be available.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Re-entry Panel Discussion (P.O. Mike Cotignola, Maria Pavlidis, Esq., & Detective John Guzina
Moderator: Denise Hughes-Conlon)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

FATSA Annual Membership Lunch Meeting

1:15 pm- 4:30 pm

Ethics & Boundaries (Jill Levenson & Susan Mankita) Including new guidelines about Electronic communication use of technology; and new 491 QP rule. (Meets 3 hour license renewal requirement. The course has been registered for 490 and 491 Ethics and Boundaries CEU credit.)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break - snacks & beverages will be available.


Please use the link below to complete your registration.

Please note:

We are using a new payment structure for conference and membership registrations. Annual dues have been bundled into the conference fee for FATSA members. Also, you can now add the events you plan to attend to your “cart” and pay for everything with one transaction.

Please remember to select only one pre-conference option, as the two programs will run simultaneously.

If you are registering anyone other than yourself, please email the conference chair at Send Mail or at george@deitchman.com

Registration and annual dues are now through the EventBrite link:

Click Here to Sign Up for Conference!

If you have any difficulty with registering for the conference or any questions please contact us at info@FloridaATSA.com or (904) 568-8927



225 Shorecrest Drive
Altamonte Springs FL 32701

Phone: 407-834-2400

(Click here to visit the hotel web site)

FATSA Conference room rate $112*
* must reserve by MARCH 6, 2018

FATSA is approved by Florida's Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education credits. Provider # 50-644

FATSA is approved by Florida's Board of Psychology to provide continuing education credits. Provider # 50-644







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