Risk Assessment and Sexual Offending (3 CE’s)

Presented by Kent Franks, Ph.D.
May 6th, 2021
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Instructional Level

Intermediate — Builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation explores the actuarial risk assessment of sex offenders. The presentation will also explore the identification of high-risk offenders. Actuarial assessment predicts the risk of sexual re-offense with moderate accuracy and is significantly more accurate than clinical judgment. The presentation will describe the development of the Static-99R and Stable 2007. These are the most widely used risk assessment tools used in sex offender assessment. Each of these risk assessment tools were developed from meta-analyses that identified factors statistically associated with sexual re-offense. The meta-analyses will be reviewed and students will be introduced to the most recent research in sexual risk assessment. This will include a discussion of percentile ranking, offender comparison groups and the use of risk ratios for categorizing offenders. 

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc). There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify empirically validated risk factors associated with sex offender reoffense.
  • Attendees will be able to explain actuarial risk assessment using the Static-99R and Stable 2007.
  • Attendees will be able to apply the research pertaining to the effectiveness of treatment with sex offenders to reduce risk.
  • Attendees will be able to explain risk assessment with child pornography offenders and mentally ill sex offenders
  • Attendees will be able to identify high risk sexual offenders.
  • Attendees will discuss the dynamic risk assessment and Stable 2007.

Presenter Information

    Kent Franks, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for over 29 years. He has been involved with the evaluation of sexually violent predators from 1996 – 2004 with the California Department of Mental Health. He was then involved with the evaluation of sexually violent predators from 2004 to 2016 with the Missouri Attorney General.

    Location and Costs

    $55.00 – Regular registration fee (no affiliation with NPTC or member sites)
    $41.25 – Consortium Affiliate (staff of member site and not currently providing supervision)
    No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor (provided supervision in the past year or is about to provide supervision)

    *Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
    ** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.
    ***Refund/Cancellation: Please give 24-hour notice to receive a full refund of the CE cost.

    This presentation will be offered via Zoom.

    *National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.