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STOP, Inc.

George Deitchman, Ph.D.


George Deitchman started life working in and then supervising clinical laboratories. He went on to do research in microbiology and immunology. After switching to family therapy, he became involved in the treatment of those who have sexually abused in 1990. He has directed a program evaluating and treating thousands of persons since then. To aid in evaluations he went to polygraph school in 2009. He has been both a clinician and a polygraph examiner since then. He has been a consumer of polygraph in his own practice, and has provided polygraph and pupillometry services to attorneys and has performed many tests at the Florida Civil Commitment Center. He was recently on the standards revision committee for Postconviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT) of the American Polygraph Association. He has presented at ATSA conferences on polygraph testing.

Parham Counseling, Inc.

Robert Parham, LMHC



Polygraphy/ Pupillometry: Fact, Fiction, Uses

Saturday 10:45am – 12:15pm EST- 1.5 CEU Awarded

We will review the science and reliability of polygraph and pupillometry. The common types of tests will be explained. The benefits and limitations of polygraph and pupillometry in a clinical setting will be discussed. How the polygraph/pupillometry examiner, clinician, probation and the legal profession interact and cooperate will be discussed. The 2017 ATSA Standards for Polygraph use with juveniles will be reviewed and discussed.  

The goals are:

    • Understand the physiology of the polygraph.
    • Become familiar with the most common tests and their uses.
    • Understand the reliability of lie detection testing

Meets Florida Requirements

64B4-7.0081 Requirements to be a Qualified Practitioner for Completing Risk Assessments and Treatment of Sexual Offenders.

 (4) A qualified practitioner under this rule shall possess 40 hours of graduate coursework and/or post degree continuing education in all of the following core areas with a minimum of three (3) hours per area:

(a) Etiological theories of sexual deviance, criminality, and aggression;

f) Safety planning, for use of the Internet, and/or other new technologies which allow access to sexual material or simulation of sexual activities, and Family Safety planning related to contact with children;

64B4-7.007 Requirement to Hold Oneself Out as Qualified to Practice Juvenile Sex Offender Therapy

  1. (b) Developmental sexuality, including sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender and sexual identity, and sexual diversity;