Sex Offenders and Victims: Current Trends

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Cost Range
FREE to $145.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Dr. Anna Salter, Ph.C. and Doug Modig, Traditional Elder Instructor


C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 13.00
Specialization: 6.5 Alaska Native AND 6.5 General
Traditionally, the following accrediting bodies have accepted NASW approved CEs. It is the responsibility of the licensed professional to submit the NASW CE certificate and any other needed information to their licensure board for final approval: Alaska Board of Professional Counselors, National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (ACBHC).

Training Overview Description

This training will focus on current developments in work with sex offenders, and victims of sexual offenses. Some topics to be addressed include acquaintance sex offenses, counter-intuitive victim behavior, assessment of offenders, the dark tetrad, as well as deceptions and denial. The training will include reflections on Alaska Native cultural considerations in work with victims and offenders.

Day one will begin by exploring dynamics of acquaintance rape and other sexual offenses committed by someone known to the victim. Counter intuitive victim behavior and implications will be addressed. Sex offender typology will be presented, including discussion of psychopathy. Particular attention will be paid to the dark tetrad: psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sadism. Doug Modig, Traditional Elder Instructor, will share Alaska Native cultural reflections during the day.

Day two will present current trends in sex offender assessment and treatment that reduce offending. The training will look at reliable methods of detecting deception. Most methods suggested by conventional wisdom are not accurate, and those that are more accurate are lesser known. The dynamics of delayed disclosure will be presented. Finally, the general literature on suggestibility is often used in court to discount the reports of children. This section will look at which research is applicable to child sexual abuse cases and which cannot be fairly applied. Doug Modig, Traditional Elder Instructor, will share Alaska Native cultural reflections during the day.

Dr. Anna Salter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University and obtained a Masters Degree in Child Study from Tufts. She was a Teaching Fellow at both Universities. Dr. Salter has lived in Madison Wisconsin since 1996 and consults halftime to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In addition, she lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the United States and abroad. She has keynoted conferences on sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England. In all, she has conducted trainings in 50 states and 10 countries. Dr. Salter also evaluates sex offenders for civil commitment proceedings and other purposes. She testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse civil and criminal cases. Before moving to Madison, Dr. Salter was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the Departments of Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health. While there, she was Director of Psycho-social Training for the Pediatric Residency Program, Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation to the Pediatric Ward, Co-Director of the Parenting Clinic, Assistant Director of the Children-at-Risk Program and Director of the Parents in Distress Program. She also won the Saul Blatman Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health.

Doug Modig, Traditional Elder Instructor.
I am a Tsimshian Indian of the Eagle Clan, born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. My stepfather worked as a fisherman, logger, and longshoreman. My mother was an Alaska Native weaver, producing museum quality work. Our life growing up focused on a subsistence lifestyle. Work was seasonal and we had a large family. A strong sense of community participation as well as personal responsibility was essential in working together to meet life’s daily needs. For over forty years, I worked with a number of programs involving Alaska Native communities. My experience centers on collaborating with Alaska Native communities to improve services in those communities. I discovered a particular talent in this area while working along with my wife, Amy Modig, to foster the development of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement

Through our human resource development business, Amy and I use a self-determination model. We support Alaska Native communities to overcome dependencies that have undermined their ability to govern and be responsible for their own future. We published a manual, Nation Building, which outlines some of our key principles in working with Alaska Native communities and are currently developing another manual that addresses specific training areas and techniques. We have a particular interest in traditional ways of healing. I am currently researching brain development as it relates to Alaska Natives and its implications for learning, parenting, and addiction. I helped develop formative thoughts on a statewide response to adverse childhood experiences through trauma informed initiatives.

Event-specific Details

This training is being offered through zoom only - there is no in-person site available.

Web-Conference Information, Evaluation & Certification of Attendance. Participants will recieve an email regarding accessing the training through Zoom, completing a trianing evaluation (required for Continuing Education Credits), and receiving a Certificate of Attendance. A .pdf of the presentation will be available upon request after the training.

Continuing Education Credits. In order to receive CEs you must be prepared to identify yourself and participate as requested during the training. You must be present and on screen throughout the training and must complete and submit the training evaluation.

Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.

Registration Information

Using Zoom. Zoom can be used on a PC or Mac, laptop, IPad, tablet or smart phone and requires an Internet connection, a microphone and a camera (most devices have a built-in mic and camera). For more information about Zoom or to download the software, go to

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If you have questions about this training, please contact.
Tom McRoberts,Training Coordinator
The Alaska Training Cooperative

Registrations are closed

This training event is full. Please email the training coordinator Tom McRoberts