Assessing risk when working with individuals with developmental disabilities who act out sexually raises unique challenges for clinicians. Equally important is the need to draft clear and comprehensive risk assessment reports that can be used by support and treatment providers. This hour long webinar, conducted by a seasoned New Jersey practitioner, will review the crucial elements of creating a report and will also address these challenges with practical, useful suggestions.
Dr. Jessica Di Marco has worked as a Clinical Unit director for the Department of Human Services, supervising behaviorists and psychologists for the Division of Developmental Disabilities. As part of the Specialized Assessment Team, she completed psychosexual and fire setting risk assessments for this population. She has also facilitated group therapy for offenders with sex offending histories. She is currently a psychologist with Rutgers University, employed at the Department of Corrections Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF) as a mental health clinician.
Hosted by the Criminal Justice Advocacy Program of The Arc of New Jersey.
Original broadcast date: December 15, 2015