After 10 years, the APOD is complete and has been invited for publication in a distinguished journal in the field of Psychology. The APOD (Analysis of Patterns of Denial) among sex offenders is a one-page instrument/checklist that identifies 12 "techniques" commonly used by persons who are guilty of sex offenses but denying their guilt. The study includes a group of "falsely accused" suspects and compares their use of these "instruments." Essentially, falsely accused persons do not engage in use of these techniques, while guilty (but denying) sex offenders use them frequently and in abundance. This workshop introduces the instrument, discusses the making of the instrument and when it should be used, and discusses each item. The presentation uses videos from interviews to provide examples of the denial techniques. In this workshop, the co-creators of the instrument are presenting together for the first time as they are on the cusp of releasing the instrument and beginning trainings on its use. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 9, 2021 until December 17, 2021.
Upon completion, participants will learn that people who sexually offend and lie about their innocence respond in a very different manner from persons who are actually falsely accused (truly innocent).
Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize at least two of the twelve items from the APOD.
Upon completion, participants will be able to recall at least two of the twelve items from the APOD.
Upon completion, participants will understand that the APOD is only for adult males.