Call for Workshop Presenters

Dear Colleagues,

The 26th MnATSA conference will be held in person April 19 – 21, 2023, at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

The 2023 conference committee has been busy selecting, inviting and confirming the keynote and pre-conference presenters. MnATSA is excited to have keynotes this year by Dr. Liam Marshall, Nicole Matthews and Dr. Robert Wicks who will address a variety of topics.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop, 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. Workshops will be Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21, 2023. 

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.

Technology: monitoring software, social media, pros and cons of restricted internet access sexting, polygraph pros and cons, and virtual therapy.

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

Submissions must be received by 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.  Please e-mail your completed form to 4mnatsa@gmail.com.  The proposal form is attached below 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:

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

Linda Wolf at linda.r.wolf@state.mn.us

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

The Lead Presenter from each workshop will receive a 50% discount on their conference registration fee. There is no other compensation or reimbursement. Co-presenters must pay the full conference fee if they plan to attend workshops other than their own.

To have your proposal considered and to apply for continuing education credits, it is imperative that MnATSA receive all requested information on the proposal form by Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

We hope you are willing to share your knowledge as a presenter and look forward to your involvement in the 2023 MnATSA Conference. The registration brochure and information will be sent via e-mail in early January and registration will begin on January 11, 2023.  There is no early registration. 

Sincerely,

The 2023 MnATSA Conference Committee

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