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2019 CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic Training

CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic

Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, 4 October 2019 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

2019 CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic Training

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - non-student/non-CAMH staff   more info Ended $225.00 $0.00
Early Bird - Student/CAMH staff`   more info Ended $175.00 $0.00
Regular Rate - non-student/non-CAMH staff   more info 24 Sep 2019 $250.00 $0.00
Regular Rate - Student/CAMH Staff   more info 24 Sep 2019 $200.00 $0.00
Recording (on demand/not broadcast live)
Receive a link to watch the entire 2-day training online at your convenience. Link emailed within 4 weeks after live event.
4 Oct 2019 $200.00 $0.00

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The CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic (SBC) 9th Annual Training

The SBC invites you to join us for a two-day training on October 3 & 4, 2019 at CAMH in Toronto, ON. This is the SBC's 9th year of providing a series of excellent speakers in the area of sexually inappropriate behaviour, paraphilias, and sexual abuse prevention.  


Can't make it in person? Purchase the training for online viewing.  

Within four weeks of the event, you will receive a link to the video presentations and slides of each of our presenters to watch on demand.  **Training will NOT be broadcast live.  ***Det. Paul Krawczyk's presentation will not be recorded.



The presentations will be of interest to service providers in forensics, addictions, mental health, child protection, and the criminal justice system.  We hope you can join us. 


Schedule of Training

Day 1

8:30am-9:00am  Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00am-4:30pm  Presentation (including lunch and 2 short breaks)

Day 2

8:30am-9:00am  Light Breakfast

9:00am-12pm    Presentations (including 1 short break)

12pm-1:30pm  Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:30pm  Presentation (including 1 short break)



 Thursday, October 3, 2019 (All Day) - Mr. David Prescott, LICSW

Six Strategies for Improving Your Working Alliance Skills




This workshop focuses on specific skills involved in engaging people who have sexually abused in treatment. Few workshops focus on directly applicable clinical skills, and so this workshop accomplishes this through multi-modal means, including experiential exercises, didactic lecture, clinical demonstration, and videos. It includes elements of motivational interviewing, feedback-informed treatment, and more. The workshop will balance needs of a mixed audience including supervising agents and clinicians.


Learning goals

1.Learn new methods for improving working alliances
2.Learn the qualities of an effective professional
3.Learn about biases that can take place beyond the awareness of professionals


Learning objectives

1.Participants will be able to describe four qualities of effective professionals working with people who have sexually abused
2.Participants will be able to develop “approach goals”
3.Participants will learn about the principles of risk, need, and responsivity




David Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award. Previously, he received the Bright Lights award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network in 2007. He is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He has lectured around the world, including most recently in Namibia, Australia, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Romania, and Canada. Mr. Prescott has produced 21 book projects in the areas of assessment and treatment.





Friday, October 4, 2019 (9:00am-10:30am) - Det. Paul Krawczyk, Toronto Police Service (***not recorded)

Internet Child Exploitation Investigations in 2019





Det. Krawczyk will explore the current state of Internet child exploitation, including the scope of the problem locally and beyond.  He will provide a primer for participants on the various locations on the Internet (including apps, the World Wide Web, and Darkweb) in which individuals engage in child exploitation.  Participants will gain knowledge that will be useful in understanding their client’s offending pathways, as well as knowing the various types of questions to ask clients during assessment and treatment interviews regarding their online behaviour. 


Det. Krawczyk will discuss the various types of offenders seen in child exploitation investigations, as well as some of the more common conditions seen during search warrants.  The presentation will conclude with an Internet child exploitation case study as well as time for questions.




Detective Sergeant Paul Krawczyk has been a police officer for over 23 years.  He is currently the officer-in-charge of the Child Exploitation Section.  He has been involved in Internet Child Exploitation investigations with the Toronto Police Service for the majority of his career.



Friday, October 4, 2019 (10:45am-12pm) - Dr. Smita Vir Tyagi, Ph.D, C.Psych


Culturally Competent Practice in Sexual Offending Assessment and Treatment




Treatment approaches for people with sexual offences are well established and have been written about extensively. It is also well-established that treatment providers need to provide services that are rooted in good clinical practice and theoretical understanding of evidence based interventions. The RNR model provides a framework for such a grounding highlighting three important domains of risk, need and responsivity. The first two are well researched in sexual offending literature. However, in relative terms there has been considerably less attention paid to the issue of responsivity, in particular factors such as ethnicity, culture, race, acculturation and minority status. Research and writing on programs for Aboriginal men who have committed sexual offences provides some insight into responsivity factors with this population but similar work is absent in relation to those from ethnic minority groups. The mental health literature on the other hand has had a long history of studying these issues. Factors such as ethnic-racial similarity between client and service provider, directive or non-directive style of therapy, ‘cultural’ shame, cultural values in treatment, lack of therapeutic alliance, linguistic barriers and minority status (among others) have been implicated in assessment and outcomes in mental health. The presenter makes a case for using these insights in assessment and treatment of sexual offending. The presenter makes a case for culturally competent practice and discusses approaches to enhancing clinical skills in this area.      




Dr. Tyagi specializes in forensic mental health providing risk assessments, individual and group therapy and consultation to teams at CAMH on risk management. She has taken on leadership roles in areas such as CBT for Psychosis, gender-responsive programming for women in forensics and services to marginalized populations. Dr. Tyagi works as a consultant with the Sexual Behaviours Clinic doing assessments and therapy with individuals convicted of sexual offences. Dr. Tyagi’s career features a long history of working with both survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence. Before coming to CAMH Dr. Tyagi worked for about a decade as a prison psychologist in Ontario providing group programs for sexual offending, family violence and fathering. She has worked with federally sentenced offenders with Correctional Services Canada for many years. She was a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto and also taught in the Department of Criminology, Ryerson University for ten years.  Over the years she has provided numerous community agencies with consultation, training and program development on gender based violence and cross-cultural therapy. She was a founding member of a Toronto non-profit agency Counterpoint Counselling in 1996 which provides services to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence even today. She has done extensive training for the Ontario Children’s Aid Societies on their protocols on woman abuse and child protection and consults widely with agencies serving immigrants and refugees. Dr. Tyagi has a number of publications in her areas of expertise.




 Friday, October 4, 2019 (1:30pm-3:30pm) - Dr. Ainslie Heasman, Ph.D., C.Psych


Mandatory Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Ethical and Clinical Issues in Working with People with Sexual Offences, Pedophilia or Hebephilia




Working with individuals with a history of child sexual offending often results in an increased likelihood for a mandatory report to child protective services. Additionally, engaging in primary prevention work in working with non-justice involved individuals with pedophilia and/or hebephilia also often results in determining if a mandatory report is required. This interactive workshop will review legislation in Canada regarding mandatory reporting for child sexual abuse, as well as relevant case law in this regard. Discussion will occur regarding the ethical and clinical challenges in working with this population of clients in light of mandatory reporting requirements. This workshop will review the available literature on non-justice involved individuals with pedophilia and/or hebephilia, in terms of their treatment needs and barriers to accessing services. A brief discussion of primary prevention activities in other countries will also be explored.


The presentation will include recommendations for how to approach work with these clients, whether as a clinician or supervision officer, in light of reporting obligations. Case studies will be included.




Dr. Ainslie Heasman is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist and received her Ph.D. in 2005 from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Heasman is currently with the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is engaged in the assessment and treatment of adults with sexual behaviour concerns, including those who have had conflict with the law and those seeking service independently for hypersexuality or paraphilic interests. Currently, she facilitates the Hypersexuality Group at the SBC. Dr. Heasman is also an Associate at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (CFIR) in Toronto. During her training she had the opportunity to work with men designated as Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) in Washington State. From 2005-2012, she worked at the Ontario Correctional Centre (OCI), a provincial correctional facility specializing in treatment and rehabilitation. Dr. Heasman developed and facilitated the intensive program for men with sexual offences while at OCI. She has delivered trainings, presented at conferences, and given guest lectures on paraphilias, hypersexuality, and the prevention of child sexual abuse through treatment of non-offending men with pedophilia. Dr. Heasman currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario Tech University).

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CAMH - Queen Street Site
1001 Queen Street West
Community Centre/Old Gymnasium
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4

Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 8:30 AM - Friday, 4 October 2019 at 3:30 PM (EDT)

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CAMH Sexual Behaviours Clinic

The Sexual Behaviours Clinic provides services to individuals 18+. Our clients typically include:

  • People who have been convicted of a sexual offence and are serving community sentences (this includes contact offences, child pornography offences and other non-contact offences);
  • People who are on formal mental health diversion through the court for a sexual-related offence;
  • People who are distressed by their sexual interest and/or behaviours.

We also provide services to the families of people who have been convicted of sexual offences. 

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