Plenary Speakers

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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.

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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.