Date(s) - 04/08/2022
8:45 am - 2:30 pm
Sexual Aggression in Context: History, Sociocultural Variables, Assessment, and Treatment
Presented by Dr. Alejandro Leguízamo
8:45am – 2:30pm
5 CEs or 5 CEUs available
In this virtual presentation, we will review historical perspectives on sexual aggression across cultures as an expression of social hierarchies and domination. We will contextualize sexual aggression using the Ecological Systems Model as it may apply to diverse clients. We will use the same model to aid in case conceptualization. While we tend to focus on individual or familial variables, a broader focus can help us understand the impact of social factors, such as masculinity norms, media, and community variables. We will then explore how these variables impact risk assessment, including findings of ethnic differences in this area, as well as treatment. We will review how to maximize rapport, the therapeutic relationship, and group cohesion with diverse clients while also focusing on therapist characteristics.
Training Goals and Objectives
- Discuss sociohistorical aspects of sexual aggressions, including which cultural characteristics were conducive to sexual aggression and which were not.
- Describe the Ecological Systems Model and how it can be used to conceptualize sexual aggression
- Demonstrate how to apply the Ecological Systems Model in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have committed sexual offenses
- List how to maximize rapport, the therapeutic relationship, and group cohesion with diverse clients
- Explain how therapists’ characteristics can impact assessment and treatment.
Dr. Leguízamo is a Professor of Psychology at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. His research interests include ethnic differences in sexual offending, cultural issues in the treatment of people who commit sex offenses, masculinity and sexual aggression, and cultural contributors to psychological well-being and life satisfaction. He also provides treatment, clinical consultation, and evaluations on a limited basis to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), where he serves as the Chair of the Education and Training Committee. He is also an ATSA Fellow, regularly presents at regional and national conferences and conduct trainings both online and in person.
Education: BA (Psychology), Boston University; MA, PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; Post-doctoral fellowship (Forensic Psychology), Law and Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
– NJATSA Member (Individual or Agency) with no CE/CEUs: Free
– NJATSA Member with 5 CE/CEUs: $30
– Non-Member with no CE/CEUs: $10
– Non-Member with 5 CE/CEUs: $45
Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants on the evening of 4/7/22.
Bookings are closed for this event.