Session DetAILS

Florida department of juvenile justice

Katherine Gomez, PhD


Katherine C. Gomez (she/her) currently serves as the Director of Human Trafficking Intervention for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ). She holds a BA from the University of Florida, MA from the University of South Florida, and PhD from the University of Central Florida, researching sex offense sentencing policy. She has served Florida since 2006 as a probation officer, trainer, researcher, and administrator. She specializes in working with youth who have committed sex offenses, youth who have experienced human trafficking, LGBTQI youth, and high-profile intersectional cases. She has been a member of the Florida chapter of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA) for nine years and is an ATSA Fellow since 2022.

Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, LLC

Katherine "Katie" Gotch, LPC

Katherine “Katie” Gotch, LPC, CCSOT, ATSA-F

Director, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, LLC

Ms. Gotch has worked in the field of sexual abuse prevention since 2000 as a clinician, evaluator, trainer, educator, and within legislative/policy development. She currently maintains a private practice, Integrated Clinical & Correctional Services, which provides specialized clinical and consultation services related to adults with sexual behavior problems and other forms of abusive/violent behavior. She serves as the Public Policy Executive Board Member for the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA) and as an Advisory Board Member for the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). She regularly provides training to correctional agencies, treatment providers, policy makers, and other community partners on sexual abuse specific management and treatment, static and dynamic risk, public policy, and related topics. She is a certified Static-99R/STABLE & ACUTE-2007 trainer.

Understanding The Intersection Between Human Trafficking & Sexual Offending

Friday 1:45pm – 5:00PM – 3 CEU Awarded

Individuals convicted of sex trafficking crimes are often classified as “sexual offenders” within the criminal justice system. However, very little is known about the psychological characteristics or criminogenic risk/need factors of this offender population. This session will provide introductory training on domestic and international human trafficking, focusing on sex trafficking of adults and children and other common sexual offense charges that may be related to human trafficking. The session will then include an overview on the current research related to perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking in the United States. The session will provide practical guidance and strategies for the assessment, treatment, management and supervision of perpetrators of domestic sex trafficking and victims of trafficking.


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;

(i) Understanding the role of early trauma, the intergenerational cycle of abuse, other environmental, social, and neurobiological factors that contribute to the development of sexually abusive behaviors, and trauma-informed practices;

(k) Impact of sexually abusive behaviors on victims.

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;

 1. (c) Interaction between sexuality and the dynamics of interpersonal and family relationships;

 1. (f) Victim empathy and victimology;

 1. (h) Dynamics of power and control;