2015 Spring Conference

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WI-ATSA) 2015 Spring Conference

A Balanced Approach to Violence and Sexual Risk Assessment: Introduction of the Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors (SAPROF)

June 5th, 2015

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI

CEUs and training materials are included in the cost of registration

A WI-ATSA Member Meeting will be held following the conference from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.  All current members of ATSA who reside or practice in Wisconsin are invited to attend this opportunity to stay abreast of WI-ATSA functions and to network with other professionals working in the field.  Further information will be available at a later time.

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Featured Speakers

David Thornton, Ph.D.
Sharon Kelley, Psy.D.

Increasingly, best practice includes assessing for protective factors as well as risk factors when evaluating violent and sexual offenders. Dr. Thornton and Dr. Kelley are trained trainers in the Structured Assessment of PROtective Factors (SAPROF) instrument.

The SAPROF is a structured professional judgment tool specifically developed for the assessment of protective factors in adults with a history of violence.  It is suitable for assessment of both violent and sexual offenders.  The SAPROF can be integrated with risk assessments, assist in positive treatment planning, and aid in release planning by determining if a particular placement will meet the offender’s risk management needs.  The SAPROF can be used to assess clients who reside in the community, hospitals, secure forensic settings, and prisons.  Targeted professionals include: clinicians, evaluators, case managers, probation officers, and other professionals who are involved in dispositional decisions, risk management, conditional release, discharge planning, and allocation of resources concerning violent and/or sexual offenders.

This workshop will provide attendees training in the use of the SAPROF including a thorough review of the research and scoring instructions for each item. Participants will have an opportunity to score practice cases. The workshop will conclude with instruction on how to interpret the results, integrate the findings with data from risk assessments, and offer recommendations on inclusion of this information into reports. Attendees who complete this one day training will be able to utilize the SAPROF. The 2nd Edition SAPROF Manual, copies of slides, and sample cases, will be provided as part of the registration fee.  A certificate of completion will be provided to those attendees who complete the workshop.

Information on the SAPROF

SAPROF Website