Second Annual Conference on the
Intervention and Treatment of Sexual ViolenceTangible Approaches
Conference Goals:
1. Educate on and promote best practice, research based,
evidence based treatment with those experiencing sexual
violence. (Set Treatment Standards)
2. Facilitate knowledge and understanding between those
providing services for both survivors and offenders. (CrossTraining)
3. Encourage a holistic treatment approach. (Networking)
Conference Committee:
Wayne Arner
Deborah Dilley
Doug Fawson
Lane Fischer
Dave Fowers
Rich Johnston
Kathy Ockey
Jo’D Petersen
Michael Robinson
Melanie Scarlet
Ned Searle
Gary Scheller
Tallie Viteri
Mindy Woodhouse
Second Annual Conference on the Intervention and Treatment
of Sexual Violence- Tangible Approaches
March 19, 2015
7:30-8:30
Registration
8:30-8:45
Welcome
Ron Gordon- Director, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
(CCJJ)
8:45-10:15
Plenary- How Serious Are We About Sexual Violence Prevention?
Joann Schladale, M.S., L.M.F.T.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Beyond “Just the Facts, Ma’am”- Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault
and Domestic Violence Crimes
Donna Kelly- Utah Prosecution Council
Justin Boardman- Sex Crimes Detective, West Valley City
12:00-1:00
Lunch- Music performed by Christian Scheller
https://www.youtube.com/user/MrChristianScheller
1:00-2:30
Break Out Sessions
A. What’s the Difference? Serving Those Who Have Been Abused and Those
Who Have Abused (Room 101)
Joann Schladale, M.S., L.M.F.T.
B. What is “Best Practice/Research Based Treatment”? (Room 104)
Rob Butters, University of Utah
C. Why is Everyone Talking About It? An Overview of Trauma Focused
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) (Room 105)
Amy Oxman- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
2:30-2:45
Break- Public Service Announcement- CJC
2:45-4:15
Break Out Sessions
A. Victim/Survivor Presentation (Room 101)
Donna Kelly- Utah Prosecution Council
B. Healing and Spirituality (Room 104)
Damon Polk
C. The Power of Labeled Praise: Using Skills From Parent Child Interaction
Therapy to Manage Children and Help Parents (PCIT) (Room 105)
Brian Thorn- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
March 20, 2015
8:30-8:45
Welcome
Lee Russo- West Valley City Chief of Police
8:45-10:15
The Minefield of Rape Culture: Culture and Victimology as a Barrier to
Prevention and Intervention
Marty Liccardo
10:15-10:30 Break- Public Service Announcement- CJC
10:30-12:00 Break Out Sessions
A. Healing the Healer (Room 101)
Mindy Woodhouse L.C.S.W.- Center for Women and Children in Crisis
B. Suggested Guidelines for Clarification, Reconciliation, and Reunification
between Sexual Abusers and Primary and Secondary Victims (Room 104)
Molly Prince, LCSW- Private Practice
C. Child and Family Trauma Stress Intervention (Room 105)
Brooks Keeshin MD- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s
Hospital
12:00-1:00
Lunch
1:00-2:00
Resources- Panel Discussion
VINE- Doug Fawson
Children’s Justice Centers- Tracy Tabet
Rape Recovery Services- Mindy Woodhouse
Utah Office for Victims of Crime- Gary Scheller
Utah Council on Victims of Crime- Gary Scheller
Utah Sexual Violence Council- Ned Searle
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault- Alana Kindness
Hill Air Force Base- SARC Program- Janaee Stone
2:30-2:45
Break- Public Service Announcement- CJC
2:45-4:15
Final Keynote- You Are Doing Better Than You Think
Lane Fischer- Brigham Young University
Melanie Scarlet – Youth Health Associates
Presenter Bios
Justin Boardman- Sex Crimes Detective, West Valley City
Detective Justin Boardman has been in Law Enforcement for just over 12 years, all
with the West Valley City Police Department. Serving in a variety of capacities, Det.
Boardman has truly shined in his work with the Special Victim’s Unit. Not content to work
just with his caseload, Det. Boardman has been actively involved in the greater Salt Lake
community volunteering his time to work with the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
the Salt Lake County Sexual Assault Response Team, the Family Justice Center, and the
Rape Recovery Center among others. By combining trauma informed and victim-centered
methodology, Det. Boardman has been actively training Utah prosecution and law
enforcement representatives in order to respond appropriately to victims of rape and
sexual assault.
Rob Butters- University of Utah
Dr. Rob Butters is the clinical director and President of LifeMatters and has worked
with children and families for over 20 years in the public and private sector. He has
specialties in forensic social work, sexual and physical abuse, juvenile delinquency, trauma,
addiction, and interpersonal problems. Rob is passionate about improving peoples' lives
through collaborative and innovative interventions. Rob has a BS in Psychology, a Masters
of Social Work, and a PhD in Social Work form the University of Utah. Rob is licensed in the
State of Utah as a Clinical Social Worker and is a credentialed NOJOS clinical provider. Dr.
Butters is an Assistant Professor, Chair of Forensic Social Work, and Director of the Utah
Criminal Justice Center at the University of Utah College of Social Work. Dr. Butters teaches
advanced practice courses and research in the graduate school. Rob researches crime and
delinquency, sexual abuse, empathy, integrative health practices, and social work
education. Rob speaks locally and nationally on forensic social work and the welfare of
children and families. Rob is the Editor of the Journal of Forensic Social Work and is a
member of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW).
Lane Fischer- Brigham Young University
Dr. Fischer completed his doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. He was a
licensed psychologist in Minnesota working with families, children and adolescents. He
came to Brigham Young University in 1993 where he has taught personality assessment,
psychopathology, human development, group psychotherapy, research design, ethics,
statistics, statistics, statistics and more statistics...’cause he makes statistics fun. He has
researched the vagaries of viewing time assessment of sexual deviance with a team of
wonderful graduate students and is currently validating a new diagnostic iOS app that
shows great promise. He wonders how a nice Jewish boy like him wound up in a place like
this. Dr. Fischer has served as: the president of the Utah and Rocky Mountain Associations
for Counselor Education and Supervision, the president of the Association of Mormon
Counselors and Psychotherapists, the chair of BYU’s Institutional Review Board for the
Protection of Human Subjects (The dreaded IRB), and the Dean of Students at BYU. Dr.
Fischer has published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and presented
many symposia at the annual research conference for the Association for the Treatment of
Sexual Abusers. He is currently serving as the editor of the journal, Issues in Religion and
Psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychologist in Utah practicing in Utah County. His best gig
is as a husband, father, and grandfather.
Brooks Keeshin MD- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
Brooks Keeshin, M.D., is a clinician researcher in the Division of Child Protection and
Family Health at the University of Utah and Safe and Healthy Families at Primary Children’s
Hospital. Dr. Keeshin is a child abuse pediatrician and child psychiatrist. Dr. Keeshin
completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, residency in pediatrics, general
and child psychiatry at the University of Utah and fellowship training in child abuse
pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Keeshin is certified in Pediatrics and Child
Abuse Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and certified in General as well as
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr.
Keeshin provides inpatient and outpatient child abuse pediatrics consultation at Primary
Children’s Hospital as well as outpatient psychiatric services for children and families with
a history of abuse or trauma. Dr. Keeshin’s research interests include (1) acute and long
term neurobiological changes associated with exposure to child maltreatment and (2) early
clinical interventions to decrease the risk of PTSD and other psychological distress among
children exposed to maltreatment and violence. Dr. Keeshin has received research support
from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and was a Doris Duke
Fellow for the Promotion of Child Well-Being.
Donna Kelly- Utah Prosecution Council
Donna Kelly is the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor for
the state of Utah. She has been prosecuting sexual assault and domestic violence cases for
more than 20 years. Since joining the Utah Prosecution Council staff, she has collaborated
with Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
the Utah Department of Public Safety, and city and county police and prosecution agencies
throughout Utah to provide specialized training on sexual assault and domestic violence
investigation and prosecution. These specialized trainings for police, prosecutors, and
advocates have strengthened criminal justice system response throughout the state.
Marty Liccardo-University of Utah
Marty Liccardo has been an educator and activist on issues of masculinity, men's
engagement and accountability, violence prevention and bystander intervention for over
15 years. Marty's received his bachelors degree in Women's Studies from the University of
Utah before working professionally in training and direct service victim advocacy for local
and Statewide non-profit organizations; the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Utah
Men Anti-violence Network, and the Rape Recovery Center of Salt Lake
County. Additionally, Marty has worked in violence prevention and intervention, and
men's engagement programming and services on college and university
campuses around the country. Specifically, the University of Maryland, Duke University and
the University of Utah. Marty is continues his work in prevention and education at the
University of Utah as a Health Educator and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in
Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah.
Amy Oxman, L.C.S.W.- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
Amy has been with Primary Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families since
1996. She graduated from the University of Utah with an MSW in 1997. Prior mental
health experience has included providing substance abuse and mental health treatment in
rural Wyoming from 1983 until 1995. Since being employed with Safe and Healthy
Families, she has provided individual, family, and group therapy to maltreated children and
their families; as well as treating children with sexual behavior problems. She also has been
actively involved in the training/supervision of graduate students and staff. She is a
certified trainer for Trauma-Focused CBT, and has received extensive training in AbuseFocused CBT, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Amy has provided trainings in all of
these evidence-based treatment models. For the past 5 years she has served on the
advisory board of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center.
Damon Polk
Damon Polk is currently a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at the Indian Health
Service, where he provides substance abuse counseling to individual youth, and adults. He
also facilitates substance abuse groups and maintains case management of individuals
receiving substance abuse/ addiction counseling. Prior to his work at the Indain Health
Service, he also served as Treatment Coordinator at Raindancer Youth Services, where he
met weekly with Native American children in a foster-treatment program, and residential
treatment program for Native adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Damon Polk
facilitated culturally appropriate groups, and activities for the Raindancer population as
well as providing staff with isolated training to assist them as they work with the Native
American youth.
Molly Prince, L.C.S.W. - Private Practice
Molly Prince is an Approved Provider of Sex Offender Treatment in Utah. She
received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Sociology from Weber State University.
She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Utah Graduate School of Social
Work in 1998. Molly has experience working with individuals who are mentally ill, and
completed an internship with the Post Traumatic Stress Clinic at the VA Medical center in
Salt Lake City in 1997. She began working with sex offenders in 1996 during a practicum
with ISAT. She has worked with victims of sexual abuse, but her career path has taken her
on a journey to working primarily with adult sex offenders since 1998. Molly has worked
for various agencies in the community offering sex offender treatment and also was
program director of the outpatient treatment program for adult sex offenders through
contracts with the Utah Department of Corrections with both ISAT and CFD for a total of 7
years. Molly helped to develop a Special Needs Sex Offender Treatment Program for adult
offenders and has revised it over the years to be able to work with not only
developmentally delayed clients, but also with clients with Asperger’s Disorder, as well as
clients for whom English is a second language. While part of the Sex Offender
Programming Task Force, in 1998, Molly Prince, along with Tammy Robinette, LCSW
developed the first Recommendations and Guidelines for Clarification and Reunification for
Sex Offenders. Over the past 17 years, those guidelines have been revised and expanded to
provide guidance for therapists and supervising agents to successfully assess and work
through the complex processes of clarification, re-contact, reconciliation, and reunification
between a variety of types of sex offenders and their primary and secondary victims. Molly
opened CIRCLE Treatment and has been in private practice providing sex offender
treatment since 2006.
Melanie Scarlet- Youth Health Associates
Melanie Scarlet LCSW received her MSW from the University of Utah and has
experience working with both victims and offenders of sexual violence. She currently is
working with adolescent offenders living in a group home setting.
Joann Schladale, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Joann is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in positive youth
development, sexual health, trauma, violence prevention, problem sexual behavior, and
teen pregnancy prevention since 1981. She created the first Counselor Certification
Programs at the University of Louisville for addressing violence and sexual harm by youth
and continues to teach a variety of trauma informed courses to prevent violence, sexual
abuse, and teen pregnancy.
As founder and Executive Director of Resources For Resolving Violence, Inc., Joann
provides extensive consultation, program development and evaluation, clinical supervision,
staff development, and training focusing on empirically based services. She works closely
with public and private organizations on prevention, mental health and protective services,
and juvenile justice.
Joann has received awards and made hundreds of presentations throughout North
America, Europe, and Africa focusing on trauma, youth violence prevention, positive youth
development, sexual harm, teen pregnancy prevention and Motivational Interviewing. She
has written numerous book chapters in scholarly texts and most recently authored A
Trauma-Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual Health (2013). She co-authored Stop It! A
Practical Guide For Youth Violence Prevention, (2012). She has written two workbooks for
youth: The T.O.P. Workbook for Taming Violence and Sexual Aggression (2002) and The
T.O.P.* Workbook For Sexual Health (2010), and collaborated in the creation of CommunityBased Standards For Addressing Sexual Harm By Youth (2007).
Brian Thorn- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
Brian Thorne is a staff psychologist with Primary Children’s Medical Center Center
for Safe and Healthy Families. He provides psychological assessment, treatment, and
forensic services to traumatized and abused children and their families; in addition to
providing clinical training and supervision to practicum level doctoral psychology students,
predoctoral psychology interns, and psychiatric residents. He actively participates in
ongoing specialized training in best practice models for the treatment of children/families
impacted by sex abuse, physical abuse, and domestic violence including Trauma-Focused
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. He is also a nationally sanctioned trainer in Trauma-
Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy providing intensive didactic and follow-up
consultation to mental health professionals around the western United States.
Mindy Woodhouse, L.C.S.W.- Center for Women and Children in Crisis
Mindy Woodhouse L.C.S.W. has 19 years of experience working with trauma
victims. The majority of her clients have been victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual
Assault . She currently works for The Center for Women and Children in Crisis and has her
own private practice. She is E.M.D.R. trained. She enjoys traveling and spending time with
her family. She is married with four girls and a boy.
Session Descriptions
March 19, 2015
Plenary (8:45-10:15) How Serious Are We About Sexual Violence Prevention?
Joann Schladale, M.S., L.M.F.T.
This 90 minute presentation will address the evolving definition of sexual violence
prevention while identifying innovative empirically founded community efforts around the
country. It will begin with a brief review of some historical aspects and how
multidisciplinary efforts to effectively address not only those who have been abused and
those who abuse, but everyone impacted by sexual violence. Two short video clips will
highlight vital elements of prevention and key components of practical individual and
community efforts. It will provide compelling evidence about the role self-regulation plays
in all human sexual behavior.
Keynote (10:30-12:00) Beyond “Just the Facts, Ma’am”- Trauma Informed Response to
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crimes
Donna Kelly- Utah Prosecution Council
Justin Boardman- Sex Crimes Detective, West Valley City
This presentation helps criminal justice and mental health professionals understand basic
scientific concepts concerning the neurobiology of trauma so that victims of traumatic
crimes will be understood, increasing the success of sexual assault cases and promoting
healing for victims.
Break Out Sessions- (1:00-2:30)
Session A: What’s the Difference? Serving Those Who Have Been Abused and
Those Who Have Abused (Room 101)
Joann Schladale, M.S., L.M.F.T.
Service providers may intervene with children, youth, and adults who have been
abused, those who have abused, those who have experienced both, and loved ones
who witness the impact and are impacted themselves. Sexual violence can be
incredibly complex. Using language that limits our thinking to sometimes false
dichotomies can impede prevention. This workshop will identify similarities and
differences in intervention that make up an empirically founded trauma informed
approach for everyone involved. It will integrate evidence-based practices into a
comprehensive response to sexual violence.
Session B: What is “Best Practice/Research Based Treatment”? (Room 104)
Rob Butters
Session C: Why is Everyone Talking About It? An Overview of Trauma Focused
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) (Room 105)
Amy Oxman- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
This presentation will provide an overview of Trauma Focused - Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), including an overview of its development, the
treatment components, and a discussion of the research that supports the use of this
model as best practice for the treatment of traumatized children. Why so many
therapists across the country want to be trained and how to become trained and
certified to use this model will be discussed.
Break Out Sessions- (2:45-4:15)
Session A: Victim/Survivor Presentation (Room 101)
Donna Kelly- Utah Prosecution Council
Session B: Healing and Spirituality (Room 104)
Damon Polk
Healing is a process within the heart. Traditions tell us to hold onto our hurt, pain,
and to mourn for a time. Victims and perpetrators of sexual violence walk with a
hollowed feeling. They struggle to protect themselves from acts that have caused
trauma. Trauma after any violent act shakes the memory, intensifies guilt, shame,
and remorse. These individuals internally question their rights to protection, and
recovery.
Healing extends into four major components of our being: Physical, Emotional,
Mental, and secured by Spirituality. In this secured Circle: Songs are shared as an
appeal for Spiritual guidance and direction for all connected in the grief. In our
songs guidance is rendered, encouraging us to continue in this life. Participants will
define for themselves “Spirituality”, and how to secure a safe place for those they
work with. The Cedar allows for safe expression. What is left unspoken is heard. The
belief that I am protected allows me even the slightest ray of hope and allows me to
take the first step in a healing direction.
Session C: The Power of Labeled Praise: Using Skills From Parent Child
Interaction Therapy to Manage Children and Help Parents (PCIT) (Room 105)
Brian Thorn- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s Hospital
Brief overview of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), then primary focus will
be on learning and practicing some of the skills used in PCIT to help parents
improve their relationship with young children, promote more positive behavior
functioning, and improve emotional regulation.
Session Descriptions
March 20, 2015
Keynote (8:45-10:15) The Minefield of Rape Culture: Culture and Victimology as a
Barrier to Prevention and Intervention
Marty Liccardo-University of Utah
Break Out Sessions- (10:30-12:00)
Session A: Healing the Healer (Room 101)
Mindy Woodhouse
Providing therapy to those who are traumatized can be emotionally difficult and
taxing for therapists, leading to vicarious traumatization, burnout, and compassion
fatigue. This workshop will focus on these definitions as well as suggest healing
ideas for the healer. Based on Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk who wrote
the book Trauma Stewardship and other researches who have study vicarious
trauma participates will explore:
a. Definitions Vicarious Traumatization, Burn out, and compassion fatigue;
b. Identify symptoms, similarities and differences;
c. Discuss various types of self-care and coping skills; and
d. Practice some types of self-care in the workshop.
Session B: Suggested Guidelines for Clarification, Reconciliation, and
Reunification between Sexual Abusers and Primary and Secondary Victims
(Room 104)
Molly Prince
Contact between sexual offenders against minors and primary and secondary
victims is an important process that requires ongoing assessment and monitoring.
All parties involved must agree on the goals and level of clarification, contact,
reconciliation or reunification desired in each case. All steps must be approved by
the abuser’s probation / parole officer with input from therapists for sex offender
and victims. This presentation will define what clarification, reconciliation, and
reunification are. It will give an overview of the criteria each person involved in this
process should meet prior to beginning the steps of this process. These persons
include the offender, adult sight and sound supervisors, secondary victims, and
primary victims. It will address reunification guidelines for supervised contact
between offender and secondary victims who are minors as well as the process
recommended to go through between offender and primary victims.
Session C: Child and Family Trauma Stress Intervention (Room 105)
Brooks Keeshin MD- Safe and Healthy Families, Primary Children’s
Hospital
Resources- Panel Discussion (1:00-2:00)
VINE- Doug Fawson
Children’s Justice Centers- Tracy Tabet
Rape Recovery Services- Mindy Woodhouse
Utah Office for Victims of Crime- Gary Scheller
Utah Council on Victims of Crime- Gary Scheller
Utah Sexual Violence Council- Ned Searle
Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault- Alana Kindness
Hill Air Force Base- SARC Program- Janaee Stone
Final Keynote (2:45-4:15) You Are Doing Better Than You Think
Lane Fischer- Brigham Young University
Melanie Scarlet- Youth Health Associates
This presentation will take a narrative approach to exploring success and resilience in a
most challenging endeavor.
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