Foundations in Sex Offender Treatment and Management

The program is designed to assist participants in developing basic competencies to assess, treat and manage adult sex offenders in the community. This course is for individuals who work with sexual abuse including Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Caseworkers and Probation Officers from diverse agencies such as CYS, DOC, Victim Services, Mental Health and other individuals who work with adult sex offenders.


Date: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 25, 26, and 27, 2017
Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday, 8:00 am - Noon (lunch provided on Wednesday & Thursday)
Location: Penn State DuBois, DEF Building, Room 209
Fee: $969

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Instructor Biography's

Erik J. Abel has worked with both offenders and victims as a paramedic, police officer and polygraph examiner for decades. He has also been an instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College Police Academy. He is currently a factory representative for Lafayette Polygraph Instruments in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has more than 35 years of experience in the criminal justice system and has been an educator for more than 15 years.

William G. Allenbaugh II, MA CADC (Emeritus), Licensed Psychologist, began his professional career as a probation officer and began working with sex-offenders in 1986. He later developed the outcome-based outpatient program, Project Point of Light, which services offenders from 18 Pennsylvania counties. He has been a board member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board (PASOAB) since 1996. Mr. Allenbaugh has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders and has testified as an expert in 31 Pennsylvania counties. He was also an Adjunct Faculty at Penn State DuBois for 20 years.

Brenda Manno, MSW, LCSW, has an extensive background in both government and private agencies dealing with both offenders and victims. She has also been a member of the faculty at Penn State and Clarion University and has served as a board member of the PASOAB since 1998. She is the president and director of Shippenville Project Point of Light, Inc., Manno Therapeutic Services.      

Camilla Richesson, MS, NCP, LPC, CSOTS, CSMS, has multiple certifications and an extensive background working with adult sex offenders in an educational setting and as a probation officer. She has also been a member of the PASOAB since 2007. She is currently the co-owner of Triad Treatment Specialists, Inc., with offices in four Pennsylvania counties.        

Audrey Smith, MA, Licensed Psychologist, is the Executive Director of Parkside Psychological Associates, specializing in the deliverance of behavioral health treatment services to individuals whose lives have been impacted by traumatic experiences. She is also the co-founder and Director of the Community Abuse Response Team, providing therapy for both survivors and offenders. She has also been a member of the PASOAB since 2004.