Guiding Sexual Offender Management and Treatment Using Risk-Need Responsivity Principles

May 28th and 29th   Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Check in begins at 8:30 AM)
Location: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
3745 Community Park Loop Anchorage, AK 99508

Workshop Description: 

This two-day workshop will focus on the practical application of a widely accepted theory of criminal conduct known as the Risk-Need-Responsivity model (R-N-R; Andrews & Bonta, 2010a, 2010b) in guiding offender management and rehabilitation. The R-N-R model is the product of more than 40 years of research into the question of "what works" in correctional rehabilitation. This "how to" session will focus on working with sex offenders, and how correctional systems and the professionals that work within them can use the principles of R-N-R to enhance treatment, inform supervision, and make the best use of their limited resources.  

Upon completion of this two day workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Principles for Effective Correctional Rehabilitation (the R-N-R model)
  • Recognize the empirical support for the model
  • Apply knowledge of the risk principle in assigning level of service to sex offenders
  • Recognize criminogenic needs and apply appropriate interventions
  • Identify responsivity issues and learn applicable clinical interventions
  • Apply the R-N-R model to single case studies
  • Learn to document and communicate the R-N-R principles
  • Identify existing interventions to target criminogenic needs
  • Develop tools and techniques to address areas of treatment responsivity
  • Incorporate R-N-R model into supervision and collaborative practices

Presenter Bios

SANDY JUNG is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. She has published research on sexual and violent offenders, risk assessment and criminal justice decision-making. She is also a practicing forensic psychologist and has provided expert testimony on cases related to sexual offending and criminal responsibility.

LIAM ENNIS is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta and a forensic psychologist at Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), assigned to the Integrated Threat and Risk Assessment Centre, in Edmonton, Alberta. He conducts court-ordered evaluations of sexual and violent offenders and serves as a consulting psychologist to numerous municipal and federal law enforcement and corrections agencies. Dr. Ennis has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to the assessment and management of sexual and non-sexual violence. 

Target Audience

  • Professionals and students who have an interest in the treatment of sexual offenders or the prevention of offender re-offending.
  • Professionals who are currently treating sexual offenders or individuals engaged in problematic sexual behaviors.
  • Professionals seeking approval as a sex offender treatment provider in the Alaska.


Professionals who have introductory knowledge and experience with the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, including licensed mental health professionals, parole/probation personnel, and students. In addition, professionals or students interested in learning more and increasing their competence in working with these and other populations.

Workshop Rates for On-Site Registrants

Early Bird Prices: Register on or before May 14th, 2014:

Professional: $110
Student: $30

Standard Prices: Register after May 14th, 2014:

Professional: $160
Student: $60

Attend via Distance

We are pleased to announce this training is open to distance participation through live streaming audio! This workshop will be a webinar style with live Audio and PowerPoint (no streaming video). We will also have a conference call-in option if participants have any difficulties with their internet connections. Distance registrants attend at at a discount (see below) and view the training using Adobe Connect, supported on PC's, Mac's, and mobile devices. For a full list of system requirements, please visit 

Early Bird Prices: Register on or before May 14th, 2014:

Professional: $80
Student: $30

Standard Prices: Register after May 14th, 2014:

Professional: $110
Student: $60

Continuing Education

Workshop participants are eligible to receive 14 continuing education (CE) credits for the completion of both days of this two-day workshop. Partial CE credit is not available. CBHRS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CBHRS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund Policy

For a full refund, registrants must cancel 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be provided after 7 days. 

For More Information

For more information, please contact the workshop coordinator Jaime Spatrisano by phone (907-786-7264) or e-mail. If Jaime is unavailable, please contact the workshop assistant Stacy Tanner by phone (907-786-6530) or e-mail