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Arkansas Association
for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
10th Annual Conference:
Collaboration in the Treatment
and Management of Sexual
December 1st and 2nd  2016
Fayetteville, AR
Conference Registration Fees

ATSA Member                    $100
Non ATSA Members          $135
Student Registration          $75
Onsite Registration Fee    $175
The conference will be held at the Chancellor
Sessions will be held on the first floor in the
Petit Jean Room at the Chancellor Hotel in
downtown Fayetteville.

The Chancellor Hotel
70 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Hotel: 479-442-5555
Current Conference Program Sessions

Sponsorship Opportunities (Coming Soon)

Paper Registration Now Available

Online Registration Now Available

9:30 to 11:30    2.0 CEU
Treatment Decision Making for Preschool and School age Children with Problematic Sexual
Behavior and Trauma Symptoms

1. Session will provide an overview of the similarities and differences between Problematic Sexual Behavior –
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
2. Session will provide an overview of treatment decision making between the two models including
utilization of standardized instruments to assess problematic sexual behavior and traumatic stress symptoms.
3. Session will provide an overview of integration of PSB-CBT modules into TF-CBT.

Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry,
College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Sigel earned his doctorate in
clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University and completed his internship and postdoctoral
fellowship at UAMS. His areas of expertise include assessment and treatment of children with a history of
experiencing trauma and exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Dr. Sigel is a Trauma-Focused Cognitive-
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainer as well as a trainer for the
National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth. He is the Project Director of the UAMS Arkansas NEST
(Network of Early Stress and Trauma) and involved in the UAMS AR BEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services
for Trauma) programs which have disseminated evidence-based treatment for trauma across Arkansas. Dr.
Sigel is the Director of the UAMS Child Study Center Traumatic Stress Clinic.

Glenn R. Mesman, Ph.D.
is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Psychiatry. He specializes in empirically-supported
psychotherapies for children and adolescents and meets national certification/rostering requirements for
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Child-
Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Additionally, he conducts evidence-based psychological evaluations for
children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting concerns. Dr. Mesman is the Assistant Training
Director of the UAMS Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship and is actively involved in medical student
education. Additionally, he currently participates in a federally-funded grant to implement and
disseminate empirically-supported treatments throughout the state of Arkansas for young children who are
experiencing traumatic stress.

11:30 to 1:00pm Lunch Break (On your own)

1:00 to 2:30pm  1.5 CEU
Mental Health and Probation Approaches to Engaging Families

This presentation will highlight the critical importance of family involvement in the treatment of cases of
sexual victimization, tips for working with difficult families and difficult issues, getting systems to collaborate,
and the importance of advocacy for a trauma-informed approach to treatment

Janice K. Church, Ph.D. is a Psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences College of Medicine.  She is the Assistant Director of the Family Treatment Program and Adolescent
Sexual Adjustment Project at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Church received her Ph.D. in Clinical
Psychology from the University of Louisville.  She has conducted numerous workshops on child maltreatment
issues at the state, national, and international levels. She is active in state and national professional
organizations, particularly those with a focus on child abuse.  Dr. Church is the current President of Arkansas

Karen Boyd Worley, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist.  She received her doctoral training at Texas Tech
University.  She is the Director of the Family Treatment Program and Professor of Pediatrics for the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  The Family Treatment Program provides
treatment for families in which there has been sexual abuse.  Dr. Worley is also Director of the Adolescent
Sexual Adjustment Project, which provides outpatient assessment and treatment for adolescents who have
committed illegal sexual behaviors.  Dr. Worley is active on a number of state boards addressing child
abuse issues, provides statewide training and consultation, and has several publications on child

Adrian Sanders, B.A. is a probation officer and Sexual Abuse Management Team Coordinator for the 6th
Judicial District serving Pulaski and Perry Counties.

Helen Chambers, LCSW  was born in Nottinghamshire in the United Kingdom.  She attended Portsmouth
University and earned a B.A. in Psychology in 1979.  In 1980, Helen moved to Denver, Colorado where she
worked with adolescents in various residential settings: drug and alcohol, pregnant teens, and adolescents
with family problems.  Helen also lived and worked in Pennsylvania and Georgia.  Since moving to Arkansas
in 1994, Helen worked for DCFS for a year, investigating sexual abuse.  Then, she went to UALR and earned
her masters degree in social work.  In 1997, after an internship at Centers for Youth and Families and at the
Arkansas State Hospital, she was employed by Centers for Youth and Families working with juvenile sex
offenders, in the residential program as well as the therapeutic foster care program.  At the end of 2003,
Helen took a supervisory position at United Family Services working with families referred through juvenile
court.  In 2005 she began working for the Family Treatment Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
completing assessments and providing treatment for juvenile sexual offenders and their families and victims
of sexual abuse and their families.  Helen is a clinical member of ATSA – The Association for the Treatment of
Sexual Abusers.

2:30pm to 3:00pm Break

3:00pm to 4:15pm   1.25 CEU
"If She Leaves the Bar With Me, It’s Like Game On”: The Complexities of Sexual Consent Among
College Students

This interactive session will first provide an opportunity for individuals to consider the challenges in
conceptualizing sexual events as consensual v. nonconsensual and then provide an overview of sexual
consent research.  

Dr. Kristen Jozkowski is an Associate Professor of Public Health, affiliate faculty in Gender Studies and
Director of the Sexuality Education and Consent Studies (SECS) Research Lab at the University of Arkansas.
She is also a Research Fellow with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at
Indiana University. Dr. Jozkowski’s research interests include sexual consent negotiation, sexual violence
prevention, sexual enhancement and sexual function. Her research has been supported by several funding
agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the American Psychological Foundation. She is
currently the Secretary for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and co-chair for the Sexuality Task
Force for the American Public Health Association. Dr. Jozkowski earned her PhD in Health Behavior from
Indiana University with minors in Mixed Research Methodology and Human Sexuality in 2011.
                                        FRIDAY December 2nd
                          Featured Speaker: Pamela Yates, Ph.D.

8:30 – 10:00   1.5 CEU     
The Risk/Need/Responsivity Model in the Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision of Sexual

Research clearly demonstrates that intervention that adheres to the Risk/Need/Responsivity (RNR) Model of
offender rehabilitation is effective in reducing recidivism among adults and youth.  This session reviews the
underlying principles of this approach to intervention and selected research pertinent to the field of sexual
abuse intervention.  Empirically-based targets of treatment and supervision are described, along with
practical recommendations for treatment that adheres to the RNR model.

10:00 – 10:30        Break

10:30 – 12:00      1.5 CEU  
The Role of Denial in Sex Offender Treatment:  What the Research Tells Us and What We Should Do
About It

Research demonstrates that denial is generally unrelated to sexual offending risk and recidivism, thereby
suggesting that it is a noncriminogenic need that should not be targeted in treatment.  In this session,
research findings with respect to denial are presented, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss
the implications of this research for the treatment of sexual offenders.  Practical strategies for addressing (or
not!) this topic in intervention will be presented.

12:00 – 1:00        Lunch Provided for Conference Attendees

1:00 – 2:15        1.25 CEU
The Role of Self-Regulation in Sexual Offending:  Offence Pathways and Strategies for Intervention

The self-regulation model of sexual offending was developed in response to the shortcomings associated
with the traditionally-used relapse prevention approach to the treatment of sexual offenders.  In this
interactive session, participants will be provided with essential information regarding the role of self-
regulation in the offence progression, the various pathways to offending based on differences in individual
self-regulation styles, and with practical strategies to differentially approach treatment and supervision in
the context of variability in self-regulation styles and capacities.

2:15 – 2:30        Break

2:30 – 3:30        1.0 CEU
The Role of Self-Regulation in Sexual Offending:  Offence Pathways and Strategies for Intervention

3:30        Adjourn