Bryan Nelson, LMFT
providing assessment and treatment to individuals who have a history of
problem sexual behaviors (sexual offenses, paraphilias) and other
violent crimes such as murder, mayhem, arson and assault. I have been
conducting personal research for over 20 years on serial homicide and
the role of fantasy in the development of these offenders and the
continuation of this rare cycle of violence. I have created the Fantasy
Wheel© as a theoretical
representation of serial homicide offenders' fantasy and the related
motivation for their crimes, which I hope to develop further for crime
behavior analysis use.
Psychology and Human Services (2002)
Marriage and Family Therapy
for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO)
California Association of Marriage & Family
Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC)
American Association for Correctional and Forensic
Relevant Training to the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual,
Violent & Mentally Disordered Offenders
Violence Risk? Preparation for Court
Conditional Release Training: PC1370 Competency Education
HCR-20 Assessing Risk for Violence
Testifying in Court: An Experiential Workshop
Making an Impact: Forensic Mental Health Association of
Violence Risk Assessment Using the HCR-20: A Scenario Planning
Treatment and Management of Forensic Populations: A Pragmatic
Addiction and Change
the Adolescent Sex Offender
Assessment and Management: Using the Historical-Clinical-Risk Management 20
Reunification in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Interviewing in Child Sexual Abuse
Sexuality of Children
Offenders: Characteristics, Assessment and Treatment
Child Sexual Abuse
Assault Counselor Training
Offenders with Coexisting Disorders
Relevant Training to Behavioral Analysis of Violent Crimes
Academy Group, Inc.
Violent Crime Behavior I - Two-week program covering such
topics as: motives and behavior of violent crimes involving rape and
homicide, crime scene staging, threat assessment,
deception, obsessive followers, collateral evidence, indirect
personality assessment, and equivocal deaths.
Violent Crime Behavior II - A one-week continuation of
Part I, with practical exercises for participants to utilize learned
concepts of criminal investigative analysis.
Criminal Profiling - Eight week course covering topics of
behavioral evidence analysis, victimology, forensic evidence, crime
scene analysis, offender characteristics, and ethical
Advanced Criminal Profiling - Four week course analyzing
the physical and behavioral evidence of a sexual homicide case and
creating a profile based upon existing evidence.
Applied Criminal Profiling - Five week course analyzing
the physical and behavioral evidence in a series of rapes and
developing a profile based upon the evidence provided.
Applied Criminal Profiling II - Five week course
analyzing the physical and behavioral evidence in homicide
investigation and developing a threshold assessment for the purposes
of furthering investigative efforts.
Academy of Behavioral Profiling Annual Meeting (2007-2009)
- Two day conference on offender and crime scene characteristics,
motive, victimology, crime scene reconstruction and the use of the
scientific method in criminal profiling.
Academy of Behavioral Profiling Practicum (2007-2008) -
Two days of training utilizing case materials to assess victimology,
crime scene characteristics, and offender characteristics.
Introduction to Forensic Science - Five week course
covering topics of fingerprint, firearm, tool mark and trace
Specialized Training Services