International scientific-practical conference „SEX OFFENDING BEHAVIOR: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS“

First announcement. International scientific-practical conference „SEX OFFENDING BEHAVIOR: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS“, 23rd September 2016, Kaunas, Lithuania

  • What are the differences between inappropriate sexual behaviors and person labeled as a sex offender? What causes sexual offending behavior?
  • Challenges in counseling clients with sex offending behaviors: ethical, moral and legal issues.
  • Myths about sex offenders: why “bad guys with candies” are not the main problem? Why inappropriate sexual behavior must be noticed and addressed as early as possible? How to help kids, adolescents and adults who demonstrate inappropriate sexual behavior?
  • Relation between sex offender and the victim. Do sex offenders have history of sexual victimization by themselves?  Could working through victimization help clients change their inappropriate sexual behavior?

These and many other questions will be discussed in an all day event, which is dedicated to broaden the understanding of the problem of sex offending behaviors and ways to treat them.

The event is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other specialists, who encounter kids, adolescents or adults with inappropriate sexual behavior problems in their work.

In this conference, specialists from Lithuania and other countries will share their scientific and practical work experience. Dr. David Hof and Dr. Daniel Hof from the United States of America will lead a practical seminar. They have over 40 years of combined experience working with high risk individuals and individuals with sex offending behaviors.

Organizers of the conference offer a possibility of free participation in the Conference “Sex-offending behavior: problems and solutions” for 10 university students from Lithuanian educational institutions.  Application deadline: September 12, 2016. For more information please visit

Organizers: Vytautas Magnus University, General and Theoretical Psychology Departments and Psychology Clinic, PO Psichikos sveikatos institutas. This conference is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF). For more information about BAFF scholarships and speaker support, visit