General Information

Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Indicate on the registration form the workshops you wish to attend in order of preference. We will attempt to accommodate everyone's first choice, but 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 and 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 received after March 28, 2018.

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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone at 413-540-0712 x14.

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.

 

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

$25 per person
You'll have 4 hours to explore the city from our drop off location at Faneuil Hall.
Bus leaves the hotel at 5:00PM with a pick up time of 10:00PM and will return to the hotel by 11:00PM

Click here for information on sights, activities, and restaurants in Boston.

 

20th Anniversary Celebration! - Thursday Evening 

Good music, good food, and good friends.
The event will be held on Thursday evening, April 12th at the hotel.
More details to follow!

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS

The Royal Plaza Hotel is located at 181 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, MA. For directions and maps to the Royal Plaza Hotel visit rplazahotels.com/maps-and-directions.htm. 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. Vegetarian requests will be vegan meals and 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 21, 2018. 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 email 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 $126.00 plus applicable sales tax for Single/Double occupancy and a full breakfast buffet is included. Reservations received after Sunday, March 11, 2018 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. 

  • Full Day Intensive: $155
  • Pre-Conference: $155
  • Conference: $90
  • Two Day Discount: $15
  • Three Day Discount: $35
  • Late Fee (after March 22nd): $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 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, LLC to offer Continuing Education Credits. Orlando Behavior Health, LLC, an APA approved Continuing Education CE Sponsor Organization, maintains responsibility for the program.

Orlando Behavior Health, 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) 5.5 CE Credits will be awarded for attending the Full Day Intensive Workshop, the Pre-Conference, and 5.25 CE credits for the Conference Day, totaling 16.25 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 for each day of attendance at the end of the conference when you turn in your evaluation form.

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’s mission is to ensure that children and adolescents with problematic or abusive sexual behavior live healthy, safe, and productive lives. We strive to prevent sexually abusive behaviors in these youth by training professionals and educating the community about developmentally appropriate interventions, evidence-based treatment, and effective public policies. Since its founding in 1986, MASOC provides education and training services to professionals; education to legislators on emerging issues; and coordinates its efforts with both the criminal justice and survivor communities. MASOC invites all professionals who work with sexually abusive children and adolescents to join with us in our efforts. For more information contact MASOC via the website at www.masoc.net or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
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.info or by email at This email 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 email 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.

 

 

  • Gene G. Abel, MD, Abel Screening, Inc., Atlanta, GA
  • Alissa R. Ackerman, Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • Joseph Allred, JD, Stetson School, Barre, MA
  • Cordelia Anderson, MA, Sensibilities Prevention Services, Minneapolis, MN
  • Jessica D. Bartels, Psy.D., Treatment and Evaluation Services, Aurora, CO
  • Tim Bauerschmidt, BA, Lucas County Juvenile Court, Toledo, OH
  • Nicole Bell, Pathways for Change, Inc., Worcester, MA
  • Brooke Berard, Psy.D., Institute for Sexual Wellness, Weymouth, MA
  • Stuart Berry, MSW, Lucas County Juvenile Court, Delaware, OH
  • Anette Birgersson, BSc, Balans HVB, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Tara Brennan, MSW, Department of Mental Health, Worcester, MA
  • Sebastien Brouillette-Alarie, Ph.D., University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
  • Carlos Cabral, MA, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
  • Nicole Cardona, BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Maia Christopher, BA, ATSA, Beaverton, OR
  • Koriann Cox, M.Ed., Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Kevin Creeden, MA, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
  • Kathryn A. Davis, MA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • David L. Delmonico, Ph.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Janet DiGiorgio-Miller, Ph.D., Private Practice, Summit, NJ
  • Rui Du, BS, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Jenna Eckna, MSW, Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY
  • Alissa Fagin, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Devin Feigelson, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Monica Ferraro, Ph.D., Department of Youth Services, Westborough, MA
  • Raymond B. Flannery, Jr., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Newton, MA
  • Jane Fleishman, Ph.D., Speaking About Sex, Northampton, MA
  • Emily Fournier, BS, William James College, Newton, MA
  • Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed., Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
  • Peter Gow, BS, Stetson School, Barre, MA
  • John C. Gramuglia, MSW, Becket Family of Services, Rumney, NH
  • Laurie L. Guidry, Psy.D., Center for Integrative Psychological Services, Inc., Concord, NH
  • Sally Gulmi, M.Ed., Stetson School, Barre, MA
  • Jill Haar, MA, Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, Toledo, OH
  • Matthew A. Hersh, Ph.D., Private Practice, Arlington, MA
  • Andrew J. Harris, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • Rachel Hennig, BS, William James College, Newton, MA
  • Richard Hummel, Ph.D., Community Healthlink, Worcester, MA
  • Jacqueline Humphreys, MSW, Private Practice, Deerfield, MA
  • Donna Jenson, MA, Time To Tell, Leverett, MA
  • Angela M. Johnson, Psy.D., FCP Services, LLC, Quincy, MA
  • Sharon Kelley, Psy.D., Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, Madison, WI
  • Ashley Kellogg, MSW, Hillcrest Educational Centers, Pittsfield, MA
  • Meg Kelley, BA, William James College, Newton, MA
  • Robert T. Kinscherff, Ph.D., William James College, Newton, MA
  • Francyne F. Lefemine, MA, Worcester County Juvenile Court, Worcester, MA
  • Alejandro Leguizamo, Ph.D., Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
  • Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., Barry University School of Social Work, Miami Shores, FL
  • Ruth E. Lewis, Ph.D., LLC, Arlington, MA
  • Suzanne Loughman, MS, Integrated Health Services, Hampton, VA
  • Denise Luft, MS, Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY
  • Kathleen Martin, MA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Atsushi Matsumoto, MS, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Kerry Nelligan, Psy.D., Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Craig Neumann, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Sherilyn Nicholas, CAGS, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
  • Stella O’Donnell-Leach, BS, William James College, Newton, MA
  • Mark E. Olver, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • Jacqueline Page, Psy.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Becky Palmer, MS, Private Practice, Oak Park, IL
  • Kaityln Peretti, Psy.D., Institute for Sexual Wellness, Weymouth, MA
  • Rachel Portnoy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Kelly Prendergast. CAGS, Department of Children and Families, Worcester, MA
  • Robert Prentky, Ph.D., Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
  • David S. Prescott, MSW, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, ME
  • Steven Procopio, MSW, Procopio Consultants, Boston, MA
  • Phil Rich, Ed.D., Private Practice, Amherst, MA
  • Sue Righthand, Ph.D., University of Maine, Rockland, ME
  • Diane Rohrer, BA, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Christin Santiago-Calling, CTRS, Whitney Academy, East Freetown, MA
  • Carly Sebastian, MSW, Department of Mental Health, Worcester, MA
  • Liana Shelby, Psy.D., Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
  • Elizabeth J. Shepherd, Ph.D., Adolescent Consultation Services, Inc., Lowell, MA
  • Donald Sherak, MD, Consultant, Brookline, MA
  • Ryan T. Shields, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
  • Meghan J. Silvia, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
  • April Slater Roche, MSW, Hillcrest Educational Centers, Pittsfield, MA
  • Judith E. Sims-Knight, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
  • Cassandra Snow, MA, Becket House in Belgrade, Belgrade, ME
  • Greg Steelman, MS, The Moore Center, Manchester, NH
  • Laure Swearingen, Ph.D., Private Practice, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Joan Tabachnick, MBAJ, DOJ SMART Office, Northampton, MA
  • Stephanie Tabashneck, Psy.D., Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic, Dedham, MA
  • David Thornton, Ph.D., Forensic Assessment, Training & Research (FAsTR), LLC, Madison, WI
  • Brenna Tindall, Psy.D., Treatment and Evaluation Services, Fort Collins, CO
  • William Weis, BS, Lucas County Juvenile Court, Toledo, OH
  • Amanda Weydt, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Bret White, Ph.D., Abel Screening, Inc., Altanta, GA
  • Patricia D. Wilcox, MSW, Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, CT
  • Gwenda Willis, Ph.D., University of Auckland, Auckland Central, NZ
  • James Worling, Ph.D., Psychologist, Toronto, Ontario
  • Robert S. Wright, MSW, Private Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia

21st Annual MASOC/MATSA Joint Conference

Preventing Sexual Violence
Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management

April  3-5, 2019

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

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email 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!