Session DetAILS

George Washington University

Charles Samenow, MD

Contact

csamenow@mfa.gwu.edu

Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH is a board-certified psychiatrist in adult psychiatry with training in psychosomatic medicine, which is the interface between medical illness and psychiatric illness.  He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University School of Medicine.  His clinical practice, research, and teaching focus on human sexuality, sexual disorders, and addictions.  He served as the academic editor of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.  Additionally, he was a member of the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) and the lead developer for Advanced Training in Problematic Sexual Behaviors (ATPSB).  He is a member of the Association for the Treatment & Prevention  of Sexual Abuse (ATSA).  He has conducted trainings and consultations for the sex offender civil commitment programs in Pennsylvania and Minnesota.  He currently serves as the chair of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s Physician Health Committee which serves to intervene and monitor physicians who have mental health and substance abuse problems.

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;

    1. c) Evaluation, risk assessment, and treatment of specialized populations of persons who have sexually offended;

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

    1. (a) Theories of child and adolescent development and psychopathology;
    2. (b) Developmental sexuality, including sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender and sexual identity, and sexual diversity;
    3. (i) Compulsivity management, arousal control, anger regulation, and relapse prevention;
    4. (l) Legal, ethical, and forensic issues in treating juvenile sex offenders.

Healthy Sexuality & Psychiatric Considerations in Evaluation of Sex Offending Behavior

Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm EST –¬†3 CEU Awarded

Part A:  LGBTQIA+ Sexual Health and Healthy Sexuality

This workshop will explore diverse sexual behaviors with the goal of helping clinicians not pathologize sexual behaviors that they may not be familiar or comfortable with.  We will explore concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity and discuss frameworks for distinguishing healthy sexual behavior from problematic sexual behaviors and sexual offending behaviors.   Aspects of identity formation, psychosexual development and the coming out process will be discussed.   Health disparities in this population and bias in the law and criminal justice system will also be discussed.  Time will be spent on the intersectionality between the LBGTQIA+ population and individuals who commit sexual offenses.   

Part B: Psychiatric Considerations in Evaluation of Sex Offending Behavior

This workshop will explore how psychiatric consultation can help with the diagnostic and forensic evaluation of individuals who commit sexual offenses.  We will review the majors DSM5-TR diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric disorders commonly seen in this population and understand how these diagnoses fit into the Motivation-Facilitation model of Sexual Offending.  Basic psychiatric treatment strategies will also be addressed.  This workshop will predominantly be case based. 

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

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

  1. (i) Compulsivity management, arousal control, anger regulation, and relapse prevention.