CATSO Trainings and Training Location

Trainings are held on a quarterly basis.  CATSO Members are required to attend two trainings per year through CATSO, ATSA or the MASCO/MATSA training to maintain good standing with CATSO.

Announcements for trainings will be announced on this page and sent to  Members email through Member Planet. 
Our next training will be in March - please keep checking for details.


Announcements for trainings will be on this page and snt to Members email through Member Planet.

Recent Trainings

November 9, 2018

Teaching positive sexuality in working with clients with problem sexual behaviors

Annual Meeting 

Our guest speaker will be Roz Dischiavo, EdD, Director of Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. She will speak on positive sexuality in the context of working with clients with problem sexual behavior.

September 21, 2018

A discussion for Members to discuss CATSO as an organization - where are we currently and where are we going. 

April 21, 2017
Presenter:  Dr. Leslie Lothstein, ABPP

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Perversions in a Culture Without Even A Science of Normative Sexuality

Description: We have been treating Paraphilic sexual disorders (aka sexual offending behaviors) without a scientific foundation of what is normative sexuality. In this talk I will challenge our assumptions and introduce a theoretical approach to treatment of the Paraphilias based on the science of trauma theory, developmental psychology theory and attachment theory and explain why all the major sexuality organizations deny that compulsive sexuality exists and the Sexual Addiction is not a disorder but a fabrication and what do we do now.

June 23, 2017
Presenter:  Steven Tenenbaum, LCSW, Connecticut Department of Correction

Prison Sex Offender Treatment - coloring outside the lines, the art of group treatment

Description:  Sex offender treatment in prison has many challenges but the commitment of staff to provide meaningful programming supercedes the limitations of providing treatment in such an environment. Humanity and compassion are an integral of the process while teaching cognitive restructuring and relapse prevention skills to offenders in the group.


September 22, 2017

Presenter:  Mike Lawlor, Undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, State of Connecticut

The current state of affairs for offenders on the Sex Offender Registry

The discussion focused on recent Court decisions including the SCOTUS Packingham vs. North Carolina, the SORNA decision out of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the recent recommendations by Dr. Robin Wilson regarding the treatment, supervision and management of people under the supervision of Parole and Probation for problem sexual behaviors in the state of Connecticut.

In addition, representatives from Court Support Services, Michael Hines, Tom Canny and Brian Battista joined the discussion to answer questions regarding supervision and policies of Probation.  Parole Officer Kendra Herrick also joined the discussion regarding Parole's policies regarding people with problem sexual behaviors.


December 1, 2017
Andrew J. Harris, PhD

Bias and the Label of "Sex Offender"

Dr. Harris joined us for our Annual Luncheon and presented on his research at the University of Massachusetts including Labels - how they effect the way people are treated and perceived by others.  The label of sex offender has a profoundly negative effect on people's lives and their opportunities to participate in community life.

Dr. Harris is an Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, and a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Harris is an expert in mental illness & the criminal justice system; sex offender management policy; juvenile justice policy & practice.

February 23, 2018

Dr. David Greenfield

Internationally recognized expert on tech & video game addiction.  Dr. Greenfield is the founder of CCO of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and an Assistant Clinical Profession of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicin, as well as a Board Member of CATSO.

Internet Addiction: Epidemiology, Etiology and Treatment Considerations to Members and Professional Partners. 

June 15, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Lothstein, ABPP CPG Fellow APA

Yale University, Law and Psychiatry, Cast Western Reserve University Tenured Associate Professor, CATSO, Whiting and IAFP Boards

Frontiers of Forensic Psychology:  Evaluating and Treating clients with child pornography allegations