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Expert on sex offenders and victims to present workshop

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Dr. Anna Salter, an internationally known author and lecturer on sex offenders, will conduct a workshop from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 West First St. on The University of Texas at Arlington campus. The workshop is sponsored by the Tarrant County Sexual Abuse Advisory Council, in conjunction with the UT Arlington Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Participants must register by August 29 by logging onto http://www.womenscenter.info/ or requesting a registration form from Deborah Caddy at The Women’s Center, (817) 927-4039. The registration fee is $75, which includes lunch.

Salter, who is also a forensics mystery novelist, received her doctorate in clinical psychology and public practice from Harvard University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Child Study from Tufts University. She consults half time to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the United States and abroad. Salter has keynoted conferences on sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England. In all, she has conducted training in 45 states and 8 countries. She also evaluates sex offenders for civil commitment proceedings and other purposes and testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse civil and criminal cases.

Salter has been on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School in the departments of psychiatry and maternal and child health, where she directed the psycho-social training for the pediatric residency program and the child psychiatry consultation to the pediatric ward, among other responsibilities. She also won the Saul Blatman Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health and was the 1997 winner of the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

She is the author of three nonfiction books on sexual offenders and their victims and has produced two educational video tapes. On of her four published forensic mysteries “Prison Lies” was nominated for a 2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award in the category of Best Original Paperback.

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