2013 Call For Abstracts
32nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference
Shouldering Responsibility: Making Society Safer
October 30 - November 2, 2013
Sheraton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Conference Program Co-chairs:
Robin McGinnis, M.S.W.
Michael Fogel, Psy.D.
Once again ATSA's annual conference will offer unequaled opportunities for learning, professional growth, networking and the dissemination of the latest research findings with regard to the prevention of sexual abuse through effective interventions with identified and potential abusers.
The 2013 conference will feature the field’s top researchers and practitioners providing state-of-the-art knowledge to increase public safety by improving the assessment, treatment, and management of sexual abusers.
The theme for the 2013 conference is “Shouldering Responsibility: Making Society Safer.” All submissions related to the prevention of sexual abuse and the assessment, treatment and management of individuals who sexually abuse are welcome, although preference will be given to abstracts that are in keeping with this theme.
The conference committee especially invites presentations that focus on:
- Professional development and wellness
- Effective strategies for framing communication for the media, policy makers and the community
- Restorative justice and cross-cultural healing initiatives
- Innovative approaches to risk management
- Innovative approaches and roles in prevention efforts
- Models providing frameworks for promoting change
- Etiology of sexual abuse and implications for treatment and prevention
- The application of research to practice
- Ethical issues in research, treatment and risk management protocols
- Best practices and innovations to assessment, treatment and risk management
We encourage submissions from students, newly established investigators and practitioners.
We invite submissions in the following formats:
Clinical or research papers will be organized by topic within a specified time period. Thirty-five (35) minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation. A moderator will be assigned to coordinate the two paper presentations.
Empirical findings are appropriate for this format. These sessions will be presented simultaneously in a setting that allows for one-on-one discussion between the presenter and the attendee. Posters involve presenting data, graphs, illustrations and text on the 4' x 8' poster boards.
A one and a half hour presentation based on teaching direct skills and application of theory. Workshops can combine theoretical and experiential approaches.
A one and a half hour formalized presentation of a group of papers organized around a central theme or topic. The Lead Presenter will recruit, organize, and submit all the abstracts from the authors/participants who have been asked to be involved in the specific symposium. The Lead Presenter must submit all abstracts with all participant information as one package. If you are interested in submitting a symposium for consideration, please download the 2013 ATSA Symposium Submission Instructions and email your completed submission to Kelly McGrath, Conference Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org All symposium submissions will be confirmed by email from Kelly at the ATSA office within one week of submission. Please email Kelly if you have not received this emailed confirmation.
Guidelines for Submission
All abstracts must be submitted online through the ATSA website: www.atsa.com.
The online abstract form must be completed in its entirety including names, degrees, and addresses of all presenters.
Abstracts will only be considered for inclusion in the program if received by February 28, 2013.
The abstract should not exceed two double-spaced computer generated pages. Abstract documents must be submitted in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text (.rft) or ASCII text file format (.txt).
- Print a copy of your confirmation page after submitting your abstract. All abstract submissions will be confirmed by email within one week of submission by Kelly McGrath, Conference Administrator. If you do not receive email confirmation within one week of submitting the abstract, please contact Kelly at email@example.com.
Proposals will be rated on their relevance to the Conference theme, target audience, clarity, originality, and substance.
The first name listed on the Abstract Form will be identified as the Lead Presenter and will be notified of the Conference Committee's decision at the end of March 2013. The Lead Presenter will be the designated contact person and will be the person receiving all conference correspondence. The Lead Presenter is responsible for conveying conference related information to each co-presenter. Conference registration will be reduced by $50.00 for the Lead Presenter. Co-presenters are expected to pay the full Conference registration fee.
For Further Information
Please contact: The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (503) 643-1023 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. pacific time.