4 Hours | 4 CEs

This on-demand professional training program Evaluating Risk in Child Pornography Offenders is presented by Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP, in partnership with The American Academy of Forensic Psychology

The focus of this program is the assessment of persons found in possession of child pornography, including those with no known history of contact offenses. After a brief discussion of relevant ethical and legal considerations, reviewed are interviewing techniques and Forensic assessment instruments for use in these evaluations. Next reviewed are risk factors for offending, followed by a discussion of how emerging technology and encryption systems are used to solicit and exploit child victims.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe key legal and ethical issues specific to assessing child pornography offenders

  • Describe and use tools that are of value with respect to structuring judgments about offense risk with child pornography offenders

  • Describe risk and motivating factors for child pornography offenders

  • Describe how emerging technology, including the “Dark Web” is utilized to solicit and exploit victims

Presented By

Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP

Kostas A. Katsavdakis, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist and board-certified forensic psychologist, and he is an adjunct faculty member at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Katsavdakis evaluates defendants charged with violent sexual and violent non-sexual crimes, and he conducts threat assessments in workplace and related settings. In addition to his forensic work, he maintains a clinical caseload, treating both adults and juveniles.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Accessing Nudity and Child Porn

    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Assessment of Digital Media

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Child Porn Offenders

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    Forensic Assessment Instruments

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Child Porn Offender Risk Tool

    • Lesson 6 Video

  • 8


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

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American Academy of Forensic Psychology

We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and practice. The Academy does this by providing high quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.

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