Conference Information

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Click here to download the full conference brochure and listing of workshops.
Click here to Register Online.

 

Conference Overview

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General Information

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Indicate on the registration form the workshops you wish to attend in order of preference. While we will attempt to accommodate everyone's first choice, given space limitations, we may not be able to do so. Workshop registration will be on a first come/first serve basis. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not provide second and third choice workshops and we are unable to place you in your first choice, conference organizers will place you in an open workshop of their choosing.

When registering online you will automatically receive a confirmation from the online registration system. Those who register via regular mail by check who provide an email address will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your registration two weeks prior to the start of the conference. Workshop assignments will be given at the conference when you check in.

 

NOTE: There will be a $25.00 late fee for any registration postmarked after March 30, 2016.

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will not be given unless the conference is cancelled.  If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may send a replacement. Please notify the conference coordinator of any changes via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at 413-540-0712 x14.

 

Special Accommodations

Please note on your registration form if you have any special dietary restrictions and/or other special needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate your situation. PLEASE NOTE: Vegan meals will be provided only if requested at the time of registration and/or at least one week prior to the conference date. If you have specific circumstances that you would prefer to have addressed separately, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Agenda and Schedule

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Full Day Intensive AgendaPre-Conference AgendaConference Agenda

See: Agenda and Schedule

   

Special Thursday Evening Events

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Take A Bus To To Boston – Thursday Evening 5–11PM

Leave the conference behind and enjoy an evening in downtown Boston by reserving a seat on the MASOC/MATSA Bus Express, providing low cost ($20 per person) round trip transportation into the heart of Boston. You’ll have four hours to explore the city from our drop off/pick up location at Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. Activities and restaurant guide provided! Reserve your place when you register –limited seating so reserve your space early. Bus leaves the hotel at 5:00 PM Thursday evening. Return trip pick up at Faneuil Hall at 10:00PM, with a return to the hotel by 11:00PM.

 

Poker Tournament – Thursday Evening 7–10PM

Taking the workshop, Profeminism at the Poker Table, into the real world. All are welcome to join us for an evening of poker and conversation –to learn some new skills or put your existing experience into play. We will be hosting a free tournament with exciting prizes donated by the conference organizers. Just bring your energy and luck! Be sure to register –limited to 35 people. There will be a 30 minute tutorial starting at 6:30 for those who need it.

 

New Professionals & Student Reception - Thursday Evening 5-6PM

All are welcome to meet board members, researchers, and possible employers!
Free Hors d'oeuvres, Gifts and Raffle in Zachary's.
Sponsored by Healthcrest Education Centers & William James College

 

   

Directions and Accommodations

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Directions/Transportation

The Royal Plaza Hotel is located at 181 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, MA. For directions visit the Royal Plaza website at www.rplazahotels.com. Logan Airport in Boston is approximately 35 miles from the hotel.

 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Please note on your registration form if you have any special dietary restrictions.  Vegan meals will be provided only if requested at the time of registration or at least one week prior to the conference date. Please inform us of any disability-related accommodation needs (e.g., sign language interpretation, Braille, or large print materials). All requests must be made by March 15, 2016. Every effort will be made to accommodate your situation. If you have specific circumstances that you would prefer to have addressed separately, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you require hotel accommodations, please call the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel directly at (508) 460-0700, or toll free at (888) 543-9500.  Ask for the MASOC/MATSA Conference rate. The rate is $112.00 plus applicable sales tax for Single/Double occupancy and a full breakfast buffet is included. Reservations received after Tuesday, March 30, 2016 will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates. The Royal Plaza Hotel is located at 181 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, MA. For directions visit the Royal Plaza website at www.rplazahotels.com.

   

Conference Rates

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  • Full Day Intensive: $145
  • Pre-Conference: $145
  • Conference: $85
  • Two Day Discount: $15
  • Three Day Discount: $35
  • Late Fee (after March 30th): $25

 

Student Rates:

Student rates are being offered at $65.00 per day (multi-day discounts apply). Registration at the student rate must be made via check with paper registration, or by contacting Diane Langelier at 413-540-0712 x14 to pay by credit/debit card (VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER).

   

Continuing Education Credits

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Continuing Education Credits will be available for Psychologists, National Board Certified Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MA/RI) and Social Workers:  This program is co-sponsored by Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC to offer Continuing Education Credits. Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC, an APA approved Continuing Education CE Sponsor Organization, maintains responsibility for the program.
 
Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC will award Psychologists 6 credits for each of the three days, and a total of 18 CE credits for attending all 3 days. For Social Workers, National Board Certified Counselors, LPCs, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT’s in MA or RI) Six CE Credits will be awarded for attending the Full Day Intensive Workshop, the Pre-Conference, and 5 CE credits for the Conference Day, totaling 17 CE credits for all 3 days. Please note that there may be a slight variance in the number of CE credits approved for each discipline by the relevant authorizing board.    
 
Please indicate which CE credits you are applying for.  There is an additional processing fee for all CE certificates issued.  Please include your Degree and License Type, License Number, and the State in which your licensed is issued, and the type of CE certificate you are requesting (i.e., Psychology, Social Work, LMFT, LMHC, NBCC, LPC), and the appropriate fee on your registration form.
 
If you need a certificate for verification of attendance, you may pick up a General Certificate of Attendance at the end of each day when you turn in your evaluation form.

   

Professional Tracks & Workshop Levels

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Professional Tracks!

The Joint Conference is offering three different tracks for students or professionals new to this work. We hope it will help you choose introductory workshops that give an overview of a particular approach to this work. You can choose just one workshop or sign up for the entire series of five workshops in any track.
The three introductory tracks and their sponsors are:

MASOC Sponsored Track:
Workshops that focus on adolescents or children who have sexually abused.
MASOC is a coalition of nearly 1000 professionals committed to preventing sexual abuse through early intervention in the lives of children and adolescents who have sexually abused.  It is MASOC's belief that through appropriate interventions we can protect the community, prevent future incidents of sexual abuse, and offer children and teens the best opportunity to live abuse-free lives. MASOC believes that professionals trained in the most current age-appropriate research and best practices must administer these interventions. Since its founding in 1986, MASOC has grown to nearly 1000 professional members who care deeply about children and teens, and keeping our communities safe for everyone.  For more information contact MASOC via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or through the website at www.masoc.net
 
 
MATSA Sponsored Track:
Workshops that focus on adults who perpetrate sexual violence.
The Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Inc. (MATSA) is a non-profit local chapter of the international parent organization, ATSA. ATSA and MATSA are dedicated to principles that foster research and information exchange, further professional education, and advance professional standards and practice in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment. Both MATSA and ATSA are deeply committed to the prevention of sexual assault through effective management of sex offenders.  MATSA currently has over 90 members in Massachusetts and surrounding states.  Contact MATSA via the website at www.matsa.org or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
Survivor Sponsored Track:
Workshops that focus on bringing a victim centered approach to this work.

The survivor sponsored track provides an approach to working with victims and survivors of sexual violence developed by rape crisis centers and other victim advocacy organizations over the last 40 years. This track will be especially important for professionals working with adults, adolescents or children who have experienced sexual violence and have also perpetrated sexual harm.  The track is sponsored by one of the oldest rape crisis centers in Massachusetts:  Pathways for Change, Inc. serving the central Massachusetts region. Pathways for Change, Inc. provides services to victims and seeks to change social beliefs and institutional responses to sexual violence. Contact Pathways for Change, Inc. via the website at www.centralmasspfc.org or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Workshop Levels

Advanced: Assumes a significant background in sex abuser-specific assessment and treatment, but does not assume knowledge
about the specific workshop content.
Intermediate: Assumes basic sex abuser-specific background, but does not assume any knowledge about the specific workshop content. 
Introductory: Does not assume any knowledge of sex abuser-specific assessment or treatment.
All Levels:
The workshop could be valuable to any level of experience in this field.

Adult, Adolescent (Adol), Latency (Lat), and All Ages refer to the clientele that the workshop is geared towards.

 

 

   

List of Presenters

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Joseph Allred, JD, Stetson School, Barre, MA
Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Andrea Balser, BA, Stetson School, Barre, MA
Brooke Berard, Psy.D., MHM, Inc./Massachusetts Treatment Center, Bridgewater, MA
Mallory Billings-Litke, MSW, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
Anette Birgersson, BS, Off.Clinic AB, Kristianstad, Sweden
Jessica L. Blanding, MSW, MHM, Inc./Massachusetts Treatment Center, Bridgewater, MA
Elizabeth Bouchard, BA, The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Boston, MA
Ashley Brann, MS, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
Jennifer Brown, MC, Riverton LDS FS SAT Program, Riverton, UT
Steven Brown, Psy.D., Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, CT
Suji Choe, BS, William James College, Newton, MA
Hillary Cohen, MSW, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, SAFE Program, Pittsburgh, PA
Maree Crabbe, BS, Self Employed, Warrnambool, Australia
Kevin Creeden, MA, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
Rosaura Cruz, Ph.D., Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
Kim L. Dawkins, BFA, Pathways for Change, Inc., Worcester, MA
Carly Denardis, BA, William James College, Newton, MA
Janet DiGiorgio-Miller, Ph.D., Private Practice, Summit, NJ
Dominick DiSalvo, MA, KidsPeace, Orefield, PA
William Donahue, MSW, Behavioral Health Center, Bangor, ME
Amanda Doyle, MA, IMPACT Boston, Malden, MA
Zachary Duvall, MSW, Riverton LDS FS SAT Program, Riverton, UT
James Feldman, MD, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
Monica Ferraro-Roy, Ph.D., Dept. of Youth Services, Westborough, MA
Jill Fitzgerald, MSW, Easter Seals NH, Manchester, NH
Jane Fleishman, M.Ed., Speaking About Sex, Northampton, MA
Jessica Gahr, MA, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, SAFE Program, Pittsburgh, PA
Keith Gibbings, BA, Hampden County Juvenile Court, Springfield, MA
Lourdes Gonzalez, BS, Putnam County District Attorney's Office, Carmel, NY
Franklyn J. Graham, MS, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Elizabeth Griffin, MA, Griffin Counseling and Consulting, St. Louis Park, MN
Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jr., JD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA
Laurie L. Guidry, Psy.D., Center for Integrative Psychological Services, Inc., Concord, NH
Sally Gulmi, M.Ed., Stetson School, Barre, MA
Andrew Harris, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Lori Hauser, Ph.D., Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, CT
Christopher C. Hebert, MA, Department of Children, Youth and Families, Woonsocket, RI
Jannine Hebert, MA, Minnesota Sex Offender Program, St. Paul, MN
Mechtild Hoing, Ph.D., Avans University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands
Erik Hood, BA, NFI North, Inc., Bangor, ME
Ryan F. Horn, MSW, Bay Cove Human Services, Boston, MA
Richard Hummel, Ph.D., Community Healthlink, Worcester, MA
Jacqueline Humphreys, MSW, Private Practice, South Deerfield, MA
Donna Jenson, MA, Time To Tell, Leverett, MA
Eliot P. Kaplan, Ph.D., Paradox Psychology Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Thomas P. Keating, CAGS, TK RESPECT, LLC, Fitchburg, MA
Sharon Kelley, Psy.D., Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Madison, WI
Rebekah King, MRC, Youth Bridge, Fayetteville, AR
Robert T. Kinscherff, Ph.D., JD, William James College, Newton, MA
Raymond A. Knight, Ph.D., Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Sonja Krstic, MA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Lermin Kwan, MA, Bay Cove Human Services, Inc., Boston, MA
Heidi Sue LeBeouf, MSW, Pathways for Change, Inc., Worcester, MA
Patrick J. Lemmon, MA, Violence Prevention Consultant, Portland, OR
Rebekah Lemmons, MS, Youth Villages, Bartlett, TN
Ruth E. Lewis, Ph.D., Ruth E. Lewis, LLC, Arlington, MA
Robert E. Longo, MRC, Integrative Therapies, Lexington, NC
Samantha Luk, MA, Stetson School, Barre, MA
Brian Malbon, BA, The Moore Center, Manchester, NH
Luke Malone, MA, Reporter, New York, NY
Katherine Manners, M.Ed., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Newton Centre, MA
Kieran McCartan, Ph.D., University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Audrey Morrissey, My Life My Choice, Boston, MA
Shoshanna Must, Ph.D., Tri-State Forensics Group, Hartsdale, NY
Kerry Nelligan, Psy.D., Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
Jacqueline Page, Psy.D., University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Danielle Pascale, JD, Putnam County District Attorney's Office, Carmel, NY
Angela Pastor, BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Kaityln Peretti, Psy.D., MHM, Inc./Massachusetts Treatment Center, Bridgewater, MA
Theresa Porter, Psy.D., Connecticut Valley Hospital, New Britain, CT
David S. Prescott, MSW, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, ME
Jason James Raines, MBA, KidsPeace, Orefield, PA
Phil Rich, Ed.D., Private Practice, Amherst, MA
Carrie A. Robertson, MA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Amanda E. Ruzicka, MA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Fabian M. Saleh, MD, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Christin Santiago-Calling, BS, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
Donald Sherak, MD, Consultant, Brookline, MA
Ryan T. Shields, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Tanya L. Snyder, M.Ed., Counseling & Psychotherapy Center, Inc.
Gretchen T. Sofocleous, Ph.D., Tri-State Forensics Group, Hartsdale, NY
Renee M. Sorrentino, MD, The Institute for Sexual Wellness, Weymouth, MA
Shannon Stewart Forshee, Psy.D., Central New York Psychiatric Center, Marcy, NY
Meg Stone, MPH, IMPACT Boston, Malden, MA
Lisa Thompson, BS, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
David Thornton, Ph.D., Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Madison, WI
Lisa A. Tieszen, MA, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Newton Centre, MA
William M. Walsh, Jr., MS, Behavioral Health Center, Bangor, ME
Patricia D. Wilcox, MSW, Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, CT
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., Wilson Psychological Services, LLC, Sarasota, FL
Stephanie Wong, BA, William James College, Newton, MA
Robert S. Wright, MSW, Private Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D., Cabot Consulting & Research Services, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
M. Seth Yorra, JD, Self Employed, Rockport, MA
   

Save the Dates!!

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19th Annual MASOC/MATSA's Joint Conference

Preventing Sexual Violence
Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management

April 5-7, 2017. 

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center - Marlborough, MA

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Diane Langeiler at (413) 540-0712 X14.

We hope to see you there!

   

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