Call for presentations

Dear Colleagues,

After much consultation and discussion, the MnATSA Board has decided that the 25th Annual MnATSA Conference will be held virtually on the Whova platform from April 20-22, 2022.  Our 2021 conference used Whova and it worked very well.

The keynote presenters and workshops will be listed on this website by early December.

The registration brochure and information will be sent via e-mail in early January and registration will begin on January 12, 2022. The information will also be available on this website. There is no early registration. 

If you are interested in presenting, the MnATSA conference committee is open to a broad range of presentation topics related to the assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who commit sexual offenses.

Topics of interest include:

General: resistance, juvenile treatment, empathy, cultural awareness, attachment issues, coping skills for clients, criminogenic needs, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and race, power, and privilege issues.  

Working with Difficult Issues: trauma, psychopathy, mental illness, exclusive-type pedophilia, and developmental disabilities.

Third Wave of CBT: mindfulness, meditation, ACT, and EMDR.

Community Supervision: Circles of support and accountability (COSA), agent safety, offender reintegration, collaboration between supervision agents and treatment providers, and advanced motivational interviewing.

Health and Wellness: Burnout, coping with vicarious traumatization, and building morale.

Submissions must be received by 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021.  Please e-mail your completed “Presentation Proposal” form to 4mnatsa@gmail.com.  The “Presentation Proposal” form is attached and is also available for download at www.mnatsa.org.  If you have any other questions regarding the conference you may contact 4mnatsa@gmail.com or one of the conference co-chairs: Elizabeth Griffin at elizgrif@gmail.com

Angela Kroening Johnson at angela.kroeningjohnson@pubdef.state.mn.us

Jannine Hebert at jannine.hebert@state.mn.us

Presenters will be notified of the conference committee’s decision of presenters by late November.

Presentations will be pre-recorded for this virtual conference.  MnATSA will work with presenters to help them know how to record their workshop.  Presenters will receive a free conference registration.

To have your proposal considered and to apply for continuing education credits, it is imperative that MnATSA receive all requested information on the “Presentation Proposal” form by Friday, October 22, 2021.

Note: if you are using Word 2010 or 2013 a yellow bar may show up on the form. If so, “enable editing”.

We hope you are willing to share your knowledge as a presenter and look forward to your involvement in the 2022 MnATSA Conference

Sincerely,

The 2022 MnATSA Conference Committee

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