David Prescott will deliver the keynote address at Laraway's agency wide training on Friday, March 23rd. His topic will be Motivational Interviewing, a client-centered, goal-oriented counseling approach fostering behavior change by helping clients explore and, ultimately, resolve ambivalence. Development of the practice is attributed, in part, to psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick.
David brings 32 years of experience in a variety of settings in assessing, understanding, and treating trauma. Recent activities include rolling out the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Model across participating programs and co-editing Current Perspectives in Neurobiology: Working with Young Persons who are Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse, published by NEARI Press. He's co-authored two studies addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among males and females who have sexually abused.
David is a Fellow and Past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization's Distinguished Contribution Award. He was awarded the 2007 Bright Lights Award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network. He is a Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.