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39th Annual Research and Treatment Conference

BLENDING VOICES. STRENGTHENING LIVES.



39th Annual Research and Treatment Conference
October 21 – 24, 2020
San Antonio, Texas

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Hotel reservations will open in March 2020

Conference Program Co-Chairs:  
Mark E. Olver, PhD, RD Psych & Jill D. Stinson, PhD

The 39th Annual Research and Treatment Conference sponsored by the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers will be held at Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, October 21 - 24, 2020.
 

This conference will offer symposia, workshop presentations, poster sessions, discussion groups, and advanced clinics relating to issues in both victim and perpetrator research and treatment. All sessions, with the exception of posters, have been approved for Continuing Education credits. Each presentation will provide information and training based on cutting edge research development and clinical application. The format is designed to best facilitate interaction with and learning from some of the most advanced practitioners and researchers in the field of sexual abuse.

In addition to the three-day Conference schedule, ATSA will offer a selection of intensive half- and/or full-day Pre-Conference Clinics. These Clinics are designed to provide participants with intensive training and skills enhancement.


Jump down to the 2020 guidelines for submission.
 

The theme for ATSA's 39th Annual Research and Treatment Conference is Blending Voices. Strengthening Lives. All submissions related to assessment, treatment and management of individuals who sexually abuse and the prevention of sexual abuse are welcome.

The 2020 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 ATSA conference consistently offers unequaled opportunities for learning, professional growth, networking and dissemination of the latest research findings with regard to the prevention of sexual abuse through effective interventions with identified and potential abusers. All submissions related to the assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused are welcomed. 

The conference committee especially invites presentations that focus on:

  • Current best practices in community and corrections-based treatment and management
  • Strength-based approaches
  • Strategies for community education
  • Prevention programs and research
  • Research and clinical applications of risk and need assessments
  • Creative interdisciplinary collaborations with the judiciary, law enforcement, victim advocates, and treatment providers.
  • Continuing education credits available for psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health professionals.  
Unique presentation formats are encouraged for example: multi-media presentations, mixed research and clinical presentations and TED talk style presentations.
 
We encourage submissions from students and new newly established investigators and practitioners, and physicians.
 
Students, see the submission link for information about the 7th Annual Student Clinical Case and Data Blitz. The the 5 minute Data Blitz presentations were created to facilitate discussion and collaborations among students and professionals at the ATSA conference.

 
 

Abstract Submission Formats - We invite submissions in the following formats:

Paper Presentation:
No more than two clinical or research papers will be organized by topic within a 90 minute time period. 35 minutes will be allotted for each oral presentation. The remaining 20 minutes will be reserved for introductions and/or Q&A periods.  SUBMIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

Poster Session:
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. SUBMIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

Workshop Session:
A 90 minute presentation based on teaching direct skills and application of theory. Workshops can combine theoretical and experiential approaches. SUBMIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

Symposium:
A 90 minute formalized presentation of a group of papers organized around a central theme or topic. The Symposium Chair will recruit, organize, and submit all the abstracts from the authors/participants who have been asked to be involved in the specific symposium. The Symposium Chair must submit all abstracts with all participant information as one package. If you are interested in submitting a symposium for consideration, please download the 2020 ATSA Symposium Submission Instructions and email your completed submission to Kelly McGrath, Conference Administrator: kelly@atsa.com 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. SUBMIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

Panel:
A 90 minute formalized presentation organized around a central theme or topic. The Panel Chair will recruit, organize, and submit all the content from the panel participants. The Panel Chair must submit one abstract with all participant information as one package. If you are interested in submitting a panel for consideration, please download the 2020 ATSA Panel Submission Instructions and email your completed submission to Kelly McGrath, Conference Administrator: kelly@atsa.com  All panel 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. SUBMIT THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

Student Clinical Case and Data Blitz:
ATSA is excited to present the 7th Annual Clinical Case and Data Blitz. Students will present their research and clinical work in 5 minutes or less during the ATSA Clinical Case and Data Blitz. The session features up to 15 presentations examining important issues related to the prevention, assessment, management, and treatment of people who have committed sexual offenses. SUBMIT THROUGH MAY 1, 2020. Download the application and submission instructions here: 2020 Student Clinical Case and Data Blitz Instructions

 


 Guidelines for Submission

  1. All abstracts (except for Symposia, Panels, and Student Clinical Case and Data Blitz) must be submitted online through the ATSA website: www.atsa.com.
  2. The online abstract form must be completed in its entirety including names, degrees, and addresses of all presenters.
  3. All abstract submissions are required to include 3 Learning Goals for the proposed presentation as well as a brief, one paragraph bio for each presenter.
  4. The abstract itself should not exceed two double-spaced pages.  Up to two additional pages are permitted for the Learning Goals and the bios. Abstract documents must be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Rich Text (.rft) or text file format (.txt).
  5. Abstracts will only be considered for inclusion in the program if received through February 28, 2020.
  6. Save 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 kelly@atsa.com.

 
Selection Information

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 in April 2020. 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 kelly@atsa.com or phone (503) 643-1023 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. pacific time.