Session 7: Sex Offenders and Victims: Special Topics

Egg Harbor, WI US
July 29, 2019 to July 30, 2019

This workshop will address recent developments in understanding sex offenders and victims.  Topics will include the justice gap between the number of children and adults who have been sexually assaulted, rates of disclosing sexual abuse, and the number of convictions obtained.  The workshop will also address the typology and motives of sex offenders including pedophiles, rapists, sexual sadists, and psychopaths including the methods they use to deceive children, parents, therapists, and the community as well as how to detect deception including facial and statement analysis. The role of cognitive distortions as opiates for a conscience and the role of entitlement for those without a conscience will be discussed.  The dynamics behind sexual assault will be examined.

Monday Counter-intuitive victim behaviors; Trauma bonding; Keeping the social fabric smooth; The role of perpetrators in producing counter-intuitive victim behaviors; Examples of perpetrators inducing counter-intuitive victim behaviors; Lessons from the Alec Cook case


Tuesday Pedophiles vs. child molesters; Antisocial vs paraphiliac rapists;  Dynamics of sexual sadists; Special characteristics of psychopaths; Entitlement and victim empathy; Facial and statement analysis as methods of detecting deception






Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

(1) List the normative nature of counter-intuitive victim behaviors and the reasons they occur

(2) Identify the role that keeping the social fabric smooth and unruffled plays in counter-intuitive victim behaviors

(3) Describe the different thinking patterns of different types of sex offenders

(4) Discuss the role that cognitive distortions and entitlement play in sex offending

Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/29/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/30/2019 - 12:15pm
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort

4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877


Dr. Salter received her PhD in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard and obtained a master's degree in Child Study from Tufts University. She consults part-time to the WI Department of Corrections and performs annual evaluations of sexually violent predators and initial civil commitment evaluations for the State of Iowa.  She testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse cases and lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the US and abroad. Before moving to Madison, Dr. Salter was a faculty member of Dart-mouth Medical School in the Departments of Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health where she was Director of Psychosocial Training for the pediatric residency program, Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation to the pediatric ward, and Co-Director of the Parenting Clinic.


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

APA Credit for Psychologists:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Attendance at all sessions is required, partial credit will not be awarded.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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Registration prior to May 17, 2019 = $305 after May 17, 2019 = $355.00

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Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.

Refund Policy: Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.