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CE Workshop: Sex Offender Evaluations- Skating on Thin Ice without a Cookbook
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When: 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: James Manley, PhD
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Communications & Professional Development
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Oftentimes, forensic psychologists in Georgia are asked to evaluate individuals who either have a sex offending history or allegations of such behavior. Without needed appropriate training, evaluators may not consider critical factors of a psychosexual report, rely too much on measures with moderate reliability, or offer scientifically unfounded conclusions. This intermediate workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to increase their knowledge and competencies of this complex area of forensic evaluation; approach evaluations comprehensively, objectively, and ethically; consider the needs of a diverse clientele. Evaluation methodology, diagnostics, and a review of some of the sexual recidivism tools, including actuarial and structured professional approaches will be discussed. Participants will learn an assessment rubric focusing on the risk factor continuums of frequency, intensity, duration, likelihood, imminence, and salience to help make an integrated, systematic, professional opinion about an examinee’s sexual functioning and recidivism risk. The training will include didactic and interactive portions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the key components of a psychosexual evaluation.
  2. Apply collateral and interview information to develop working hypotheses.
  3. Be able to list differences between static and dynamic recidivism risk.
  4. Describe differences between the actuarial and structured professional judgment methods of sex offender risk assessment.
  5. List common mistakes of psychosexual evaluators.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Manley is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington and Georgia. He has completed over 1000 forensic evaluations including  the areas of violence and sexual violence risk assessment, parental capacity mental state defense, PTSD and long term psychological care planning.

      His clinical areas of interest include, cross-cultural issues, violence, sexual misconduct, personality disorders, affective disorders, PTSD, and parenting.

      He has provided supervision and training in the areas of forensics, counseling, risk assessment, psychological testing at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Dr. Manley has completed evaluations and  testimony in Superior, Federal, Military, and Family Courts.

      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before August 4, 2017 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: GPA Student Members

      Registration (After August 4, 2017)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.


      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to August 1, 2017. No refunds will be given after August 1, 2017.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.