**Non-CE Training: Tag Test Feature Image

**Non-CE Training: Tag Test

When:   February 22, 2024
Time:   12:00 am-5:00 pm ET
Format:  Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Cost of training and Certificate of Attendance:   $60
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Please note: This training is not eligible for CE credits.

Each registration includes a certificate for attendance. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.

Treatment and supervision professionals often encounter challenges when dealing with complicated cases.  To fulfill these clients’ primary treatment goals, professionals are trained to incorporate three distinct strategies into their approach.

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During the training, David Prescott uses fictionalized case examples to illustrate how to use the Good Lives Model (GLM), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and the therapeutical alliance to develop an understanding of a complex case. The case examples also show participants how these approaches are used to initiate or revise an individualized treatment or supervision plan, and to get treatment or supervision on the right track.

  • The Good Lives Model: proposes that effective offender rehabilitation should focus on reducing recidivism risk and enhancing the offender’s well-being by fulfilling a universal set of human needs termed “primary goods.” This model can be applied to enhance well-being and treatment motivation in offender rehabilitation.
  • Motivational Interviewing: can be used to elicit a client’s own reasons and ability to change, explore client ambivalence, and build motivation to make difficult changes. It can be particularly effective in working with teens and young adults by helping them explore and resolve their ambivalence about change.
  • The Therapeutic—or Working—Alliance: the collaborative relationship between a healthcare professional and a client or patient. It is characterized by the collaborative and affective bond between the therapist and the patient, as well as the agreement on treatment goals and tasks. Research has consistently shown that a strong therapeutic alliance is associated with better outcomes in psychotherapy across a variety of disorders.
As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be better able to:

1) Describe four components of the working alliance.
2) Explain how “approach goals” differ from “avoidance goals.”
3) Describe how using IM skills to explore client ambivalence can build the client’s motivation to make difficult changes.
4) List at least seven “good life goals” that can be used in treatment and that are often implicated in behaviors that harm others.


This training is for professionals working with people who have problematic sexual behaviors. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

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Who's Presenting

David Prescott

David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Director of the Safer Society Continuing Education Center
Safer Society Foundation

A mental health practitioner of 40 years, David Prescott is the Director of the Safer Society Continuing Education Center. He is the author and editor of 25 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA), the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award, and the 2022 recipient of the Fay Honey Knopp Award from the New York State Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and New York State ATSA. He also served as ATSA President in 2008-09. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world. His published work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, French, Polish, and Southern Tutchone. He has served on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals.

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