The goal of this webinar is to guide participants on the application of the RNR model and to offer practical tools to effectively implement this empirically-supported model. The RNR principles are evidence-based and endorsed by many correctional organizations across North America and other parts of the world. The focus will be on the practical needs of the clinicians, program developers, clinical administrators and other professionals who would be implementing these principles at a grassroots level.
After summarizing the history of RNR and the science behind it, I will discuss ways to translate RNR principles into practice with sexual offenders; describe what that looks like; and examine the potential challenges of implementation. Although the primary stakeholders targeted by this webinar are clinicians, program developers, and clinical administrators, much of the application is also relevant to probation, parole, policy makers, and other criminal justice system stakeholders.
Sandy Jung, Ph.D., R.Psych., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of MacEwan University. Dr. Jung joined MacEwan in 2007. She regularly teaches abnormal psychology, forensic psychology, and senior courses in clinical and forensic psychology topics. She actively provides supervision of honours and advanced research students at MacEwan. She maintains an active research program and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of forensic psychology.
Her research focuses on the prevention of sexual, intimate partner, and general violence. She often co-authors papers with her students and collaborators from forensic mental health, law enforcement, and other academic institutions and she is the author of RNR Principles in Practice in the Management and Treatment of Sexual Abusers, published by Safer Society Press (2017).