Silentinjuries™ Seminars
Developed by Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) professionals for CSA professionals, thirty plus years of teaching, clinical and research experience are the bedrock of Silentinjuries™ seminars.


Four content areas comprise the Silentinjuries™ seminars. The content areas are:

  1. Social-Sexual Deviant Dynamics & Traumatic Injuries
    • Abstract: Completed Alternatives to Sexual Misbehavior homework assignments by admitting adolescent and adult child molesters (N = 500) provide the insight into the molesters abuse process. The assignments also illuminate the most common ways they intended children to misinterpret the maltreatment. Silentinjuries™ Trauma assessments (N = 525) generated the window into a child’s abuse experience, interpretation, and subsequent injuries. The resulting information yields a unique insight into child molestation and subsequent disruptions to immediate and long-term adjustment. 
    • Five Seminar Objectives
      1. Unify language to describe social-sexual deviance as it manifests within the child molester.
      2. Define language to dilute professional injury risk due to social-sexual deviance exposure.
      3. Define and describe child abuse process as acknowledged by adult and adolescent child molesters.
      4. Define core traumatic injuries to a social-sexual deviant’s child casualties.
      5. Define 9 factors that can aggravate core trauma injuries. Content Titles – Bibliography
  2. Childhood Exposure to Social-Sexual Deviance: What to do After the Silence is Broken
    • Abstract: The preliminary Sexual Trauma Inventory observations revealed exposure to deviance is measurable, and the potential disruptions to healthy adjustment are predictable.  The further research enabled isolating critical items, known as The Emerick Scale, which are embedded in the Abel Assessment for sexual interests. This seminar provides an overview of the STI item development, introduction to the STI traumatic injury profile and orientation to Healing the Wounded Spirit assessment homework assignments that enable a strategic cognitive-behavioral traumatic injuries intervention.
    • Four Seminar Objectives
      1. Define two measures to conceptualize childhood exposure to social-sexual deviance: the overall process of abuse complexity and critical incidents.
      2. Describe how childhood exposure to social-sexual deviance is a psychological carcinogen that yields predictable disruption to healthy cognitive, emotional, social and sexual adjustment.
      3. Define the progression of self-protective cognitive adjustments children utilize to minimize immediate disruptions to healthy adjustment and simultaneously increase the risk to develop life shortening adult illnesses.
      4. Describe how to use an STI injury profile to develop a strategic cognitive-behavioral traumatic injury intervention. Content Titles – Bibliography
  3. Healing the Wounded Spirit: Restoring Health
    • Abstract: This 15 assignments cognitive-behavioral intervention targets disruptions to healthy social-sexual adjustment resulting from childhood exposure to social-sexual deviance. Case examples provide the format to learn assignment objectives and potential challenges to successful completion.
    • Four Seminar Objectives
      1. Learn how to use the STI Traumatic Injury profile to triage disruptions to healthy social-sexual adjustment.
      2. Introduce lecture series content to facilitate one acknowledging and confronting exposure to social-sexual deviance.
      3. Understand cognitive and behavioral objectives to completing each homework assignment.
      4. Introduce health maintenance strategies to preserve individual health restoration achievements.
  4. Debridement of Silentinjuries™ – A Conservation Guide for the CSA Interventionist
    • Abstract: Exposing professionals to social-sexual deviance yields predictable and measurable disruptions of personal and professional adjustment.  The adjustment disturbance may be slight or significant—no matter the severity; it is under-discussed in the professional field and even stigmatized. This seminar provides an overview of the Silentinjuries Questionnaire item development, introduction to the SIQ Traumatic Injury Profile: individual or agency; and the ACT NOW principles (Acknowledge, Confront, and Treatment Now).
    • Five Seminar Objectives
      1. Describe models used to classify traumatic injuries to professionals along a continuum that includes Countertransference, Vicarious Traumatization, Burnout, and PTSD.
      2. Define sequential traumatic injuries on a 5-point continuum.
      3. Describe seven health preserving self-care strategies that dilute exposure to social-sexual deviance.
      4. Complete personal inventory exposure to social-sexual deviance.
      5. Apply ACT Now principles to challenges that are disruptive to one’s personal and professional adjustment.
Robert Emerick’s captivating style of presenting is unlike any I’ve ever experienced. His resolute candor and openness not only invites authentic discussion, it necessitates it. The subject of sexual deviance and its effect on children is one of the toughest subjects to discuss – if not the toughest- but Mr. Emerick does not tread lightly upon it. His goal is to address the discomfort of the subject head-on so that professionals who regularly see the effects of sexual deviance have the opportunity to heal from the secondary trauma they have faced, and equip themselves with knowledge to cope with their experiences. If you have the opportunity to secure Mr. Emerick as a speaker and attend his seminar, prepare to be moved. His presentations inevitably provoke deep thought and stark awareness.

- Claire M. Louge, M.Ed. Training Manager, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona