Save The Date: VSOTA 2023 is April 5th & 6th at The Westin Richmond
Robin J. Wilson, Ph.D., ABPP is a Canadian researcher, educator, and board-certified clinical psychologist who has worked in sexual violence prevention in hospital, correctional, and private practice settings for more than 35 years. Robin has published and presented internationally on the assessment, treatment, and risk management of social and sexual psychopathology. Robin maintains an international practice in clinical and consulting psychology based in Sarasota, Florida, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Robin’s current interests are focused on collaborative models of risk management and restoration as persons of risk are transitioned from institutional to community settings, in addition to ensuring responsive clinical and supervisory service delivery for individuals with special needs.
Jody Plauche’ from Baton Rouge, La., made national headlines in March 1984 when he was abducted by his karate teacher and taken 2,000 miles away from home to Los Angeles, Ca. FBI officials rescued Jody and his abductor was arrested. Upon his karate teacher’s return, Jody’s father Gary, shot and killed him. The shooting was captured by WBRZ news crew, a local ABC affiliate.
Jody obtained his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Louisiana State University with minors in Psychology, Speech Communications, and Philosophy. Jody has worked in the field of violence prevention since 1995. While attending Louisiana State University, he served on the executive board for Men Against Violence, a campus organization aimed at preventing campus violence, including sexual assault and other physical violence.
For seven years, Jody worked at Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, a comprehensive crime victim center in Norristown, PA. At Victim Services , Jody worked as a sexual assault counselor as well as a prevention educator, and eventually became the Supervisor of Community Education Programs. Jody provided crisis intervention to sexual assault victims on the agency’s 24-hour crisis hotline as well as in person support at hospitals and police stations. He facilitated sexual violence risk reduction programs to students ranging from pre-K through college age. Jody also presented numerous professional training sessions for police officers, hospital staff, parents, and school administrators.
Jody has also co-facilitated a workshop at the PCCD’s Pathways for Crime Victims conference. In October 2002, he attended The White House Conference on Missing, Exploited, and Runaway Children, in Washington, D.C. featuring Colin Powell and President George W. Bush. While in Pennsylvania, Jody served on the state-wide Men Against Sexual Violence Committee. In 2004, he was named the Survivor/Activist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Jody has shared his personal story as well as his knowledge about working with survivors of sexual assault on numerous TV shows including: Geraldo (1991, 1993, 1996), Now it can be Told (1991), Maury Povich (1993, 1996), Oprah (1995), Leeza (1995), Real TV (1996), The Montel Williams Show (1997, 2005), The John Walsh Show (2002, 2003), CNN’s Connie Chung Tonight (2003), ABC World New’s Tonight, ESPN’s E:60 (2013) and has done several interviews for local papers and local television stations, as well as several radio interviews.
Currently, Jody presents professional and college trainings about sexual violence risk reduction throughout the country.
Deputy Mike Barnett asked Gary Plauché, “Why, Gary? Gary, why?” seconds after television cameras recorded Gary shooting and killing karate instructor Jeff Doucet, who had raped, molested, and kidnapped Gary’s son Jody. Now, thirty-five years later, Jody Plauché answers the deputy’s question on behalf of his late father and explores the story of his molestation, kidnapping, and survival. He unveils the sly tactics that child predators often use so that he can better inform parents of the potential signs that a person might harm their child. Through his own incredible story of using his past for good by helping others, he shares how any reader who has suffered great trauma can move on and not let the past define him or her. You have the potential to overcome negativity and redefine your own story.
Specific benefits participants will take away from this training:
Why this topic is essential knowledge for continuing education:
Lorie A. Goeser , BA, ICS, CASC, COTA is an experienced substance abuse counselor and clinical supervisor with over 30 years in the field. Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology- focus on Criminal Justice from University of WI -Madison., Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy and a specific University of WI Madison counselor training program. Her specialty has been working with criminal justice clients and challenging clients. She has 7 years of institutional program development and delivery of substance abuse assessments, individual and group counseling for the State Of WI- Sand Ridge Tx Center upon it’s opening for civilly committed sex offenders whom have met the criteria risk criteria for Sexually Violent Person Commitment for Chapter 980 in WI. Currently a private consultant and State of WI- DHS Integrated Behavioral Health Services Coordinator.
She has been trained in evidence-based practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person- Centered Service Planning, MRT, Trauma Responsive Services, and standardized assessments such as SUDDS-VI, ASAM Criteria and ASI. She has worked in outpatient settings, inpatient medical hospital setting, community-based services, correctional settings and as a liaison in ER services for assessment and accessing services for the criminal justice client with multiple co-occurring diagnosis. Having completed over 1000 assessments and 10,000 hours of group therapy sessions. She has provided trainings on EBP, processes, professional skill development, mentoring and supporting policy changes to enhance quality in the substance abuse services field.
Substance Use Disorders: Use of Evidence Based Practices for assessment, individual and group therapy sessions
This session will cover how to utilize evidence-based practices to enhance client engagement in treatment services, increase client ‘s active participation is sessions including individual and group settings.
Learn some quick and useful evidence-based practices one can use from an assessment to assist with further sessions.
Learn techniques to promote change from a client.
Learn concise clear therapeutic tools to be effective in brief sessions as well as being able to add to the quality of the group process.
Focus on EBP and skills to work with the challenging client and increase positive outcomes.
Resource lists will also be available from the training to promote continuing learning.