Plenary Speakers

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Phil Rich, Ed.D., LICSW

Phil Rich, Ed.D., LICSW presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, and is currently in private practice as a consultant and trainer specializing in work with sexually abusive youth. Phil holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a master’s degree in social work, and has been a licensed independent clinical social worker for over 30 years. Phil is the author of “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation (1st and 2nd editions),” “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” and “Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation,” as well as the four “Stages of Accomplishment Workbooks for Sexually Abusive Youth.” He is a Fellow of ATSA, and currently serves as the Juvenile Clinical Specialist on the ATSA Executive Board.

TUESDAY, MAY 22
9:15AM - 10:30AM
PLENARY SESSION: THE EVOLUTION OF PRACTICE IN THE TREATMENT OF YOUTH WHO ENGAGE IN SEXUALLY HARMFUL BEHAVIOR

We have seen clear shifts in our thinking about young people who engage in sexually harmful behavior, as well as the nature of the treatment we provide. We’ve seen a realignment of the ideas and beliefs that drive treatment and case management, and the way we think about the youth with whom we work, including distinct shifts away from the model of adult treatment, but have recognized that many of the most important aspects of treatment involve our awareness of and sensitivity to the developmental and contextual issues that surround juvenile sexually abusive behavior, as well asis treatment. The focus of this presentation will explore the evolution in practice in work with sexually abusive youth, and the contemporary model of treatment. Attendees will receive a clear understanding of the contemporary model in treating juvenile sexually abusive behavior.

 

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Dr. Kurt Bumby

Dr. Kurt Bumby is a Senior Associate with the Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP), a criminal justice consulting organization based in the Washington, DC area. In this capacity, he oversees multiple national justice-related initiatives and serves as the Director of the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM). He provides training and technical assistance throughout the nation to policymakers, the courts, agency administrators, and practitioners across disciplines. In addition, Dr. Bumby has contributed to numerous written and web-based resources, policy and practice briefs, handbooks, and training curricula – and has authored and co-authored multiple journal articles and book chapters – on topics that include sentencing, parole decision-making, reentry, community supervision, and evidence-based policies practices, largely regarding sex offender management.

He received his doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through the forensic specialty track associated with the Law and Psychology Program. Over the past two decades, Dr. Bumby has had a diverse career in the adult criminal justice, juvenile justice, and corrections fields. Primarily specializing in sex offender management, he has held roles as an administrator, clinician, researcher, and consultant and has worked in state and federal correctional institutions, forensic hospitals, juvenile justice facilities, outpatient settings, and court contexts. Prior to joining CEPP, Dr. Bumby was the Clinical Director and Assistant Deputy Director of the Missouri Division on Youth Services, the Assistant Director of Correctional Mental Health Services for a private behavioral health corporation, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

Dr. Bumby is a Past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), is an ATSA Fellow, and co-chaired the ATSA Committee that developed the 2014 ATSA Practice Guidelines. He currently serves on the International Advisory Committee for the Safer Society Foundation, the Advisory Board for the National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth, and the Research Advisory Council for Demand Abolition to address sex trafficking.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
1:15PM - 2:45PM
PLENARY SESSION: SYSTEM RESPONSES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO SEXUALLY ABUSE: WHERE WE’VE BEEN AND WHERE WE’RE HEADING
The past two decades have been marked by a number of developments in research, policies, and practices that have influenced – or have the potential to influence – the manner in which the justice system and other stakeholder groups respond to sexual abuse, particularly with respect to individuals who engage in such behavior. These include promising and emerging frameworks for assessment, treatment, and community supervision; an emphasis on collaborative and victim-centered approaches; the evolving body of research involving sex offender management-related policies and legislative trends; and heightened attention to the critical role of prevention.

This plenary session will provide an overview of historical and contemporary approaches in the field, specifically in the context of “lessons learned” from sex offense-specific research and the broader literature on evidence-based approaches, and promising strategies that can help inform, support, and unify policies and practices moving forward.