Profile of a Pedophile: Identifying Child Sex Predators in Clinical Practice

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Date May 6, 2014
Time 10:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
This webinar addresses practice standards, legal and ethical considerations of evaluating and diagnosing pedophilia in clinical practice, and psychological profiles and typologies of pedophiles.

Full Description:
Pedophilia is a serious problem in the United States, yet many are in denial about the prevalence of child sex abuse. This is partially due to pedophiles being rarely identified, thus rarely diagnosed. This seeming contradiction can be explained by the fact that pedophiles usually offend against many victims before being apprehended. Many are never caught. During this webinar, practice standards as well as legal and ethical considerations of evaluating and diagnosing pedophilia in clinical practice will be reviewed. Various assessment tools and diagnostic considerations will be highlighted, including review and discussion of a clinical case example. Psychological profiles and typologies of pedophiles are provided along with an examination of the mindset of pedophiles and their behavioral patterns to help mental health professionals recognize, evaluate, and diagnose pedophilia in a clinical setting.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify the hallmarks of pedophilia and how to recognize a child sex predator in a clinical setting
Describe the mindset and behavioral patterns of child sex predators
Examine how to formally assess and diagnose pedophilia in a clinical setting and how to assess a pedophile's potential for re-offending
Discuss a clinical case example of a pedophile assessment
Evaluate community and societal perspectives on pedophilia and child sex abuse
Recognize potential legal and ethical issues for the mental health professional within the context of pedophilia and child sex abuse cases

Your Presenter:
SARAH SHELTON, PsyD, MS, MPH, MSCP, MSCS, NCPC, NCCE, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Health and Forensics. In addition to her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, she possesses graduate degrees in Public Health, Forensics, and Psychopharmacology. She is an international presenter and author of peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, and is frequently published in the popular press. Dr. Shelton founded Psychological Wellness Group, LLC in Paducah, Kentucky, and has over a decade of clinical experience. She holds multiple professorships as well as state and national level elected and appointed positions. Dr. Shelton frequently serves as an expert witness in family, juvenile, civil, and criminal courts.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse, Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Juvenile Justice Personnel, Clergy, Criminal Justice Personnel, Attorneys, Educators, Judges, Probation Officers, Law Enforcement, School Psychologists/School Guidance Counselors, Mental Health Nurses


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