Understanding, Evaluating, and Treating People Who Have Sexually Abused
A Five-Day Comprehensive Training Course

David Prescott, LICSW, and Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP


At present, there are few – if any – comprehensive training programs for people assessing and treating sexual aggression, although some trainings are facilitated by persons with little experience at the front lines of the profession. David Prescott and Robin Wilson have over half a century of experience between them assessing and treating persons who have sexually abused. They have developed a five-day training program of interest to all levels of experience. It covers:

  • An overview of the field, its history, current status, and unresolved controversies
  • What constitutes sexual deviance? How should professionals understand it?
  • Principles of effective interventions and treatment programming
  • What qualities are important in effective treatment providers
  • Certification in the administration and use of Static-99R, Stable-2007 and Acute-2007
  • An introduction to Motivational Interviewing
  • Overview of community reintegration strategies, including collaborative models such as Containment and Circles of Support and Accountability


Dr. Robin J. Wilson, ABPP is a board certified clinical psychologist, researcher, and educator who has worked with persons with sexual and social behavior problems in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings. He has published and presented widely on the evaluation, treatment, and risk management of persons at risk. He is the President of the Florida Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the elected Southern Regional Representative on the Board of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and a past recipient of the of the ATSA Graduate Research Award. Robin is currently the Editor of the ATSA Forum and sajrt.blogspot.com, in addition to being a member of the editorial boards of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment, the Journal of Sexual Aggression, and the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. More about Robin is available at www.robinjwilson.com.

Mr. David Prescott is the author and editor of seven books and numerous journal articles focusing on people of all ages who have sexually abused. He is the Clinical Director for the Becket Programs of Maine and worked previously for several years as a senior clinical administrator in two sexual offender civil commitment programs. Mr. Prescott has provided invited trainings in several countries across three continents. He is a past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and is Review Editor for that organization’s newsletter, The Forum. He is on the Editorial Board of Motivational Interviewing Training, Research, and Practice and is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Sexual Aggression. He also edits the NEARI Newsletter, which has a readership of over 4,000 professionals working with juveniles. More about David is available at www.davidprescott.net.