Biography

 

About Anna Salter

Dr. Salter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University and obtained a Masters Degree in Child Study from Tufts. She was a Teaching Fellow at both Universities.

Dr. Salter has lived in Madison Wisconsin since 1996 and consults half time to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In addition, she lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the United States and abroad. She has keynoted conferences on sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England. In all, she has conducted trainings in 50 states and 10 countries. Dr. Salter also evaluates sex offenders for civil commitment proceedings and other purposes. She testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse civil and criminal cases.

Before moving to Madison, Dr. Salter was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the Departments of Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health. While there, she was Director of Psycho-social Training for the Pediatric Residency Program, Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation to the Pediatric Ward, Co-Director of the Parenting Clinic, Assistant Director of the Children-at-Risk Program and Director of the Parents in Distress Program. She also won the Saul Blatman Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Salter is the 1997 winner of the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

She is the author of several nonfiction books, including:

  1. Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists and Other Sex Offenders: Who They Are, How They Operate and How We Can Protect Ourselves and Our Children. (2003) New York: Basic Books

  2. Transforming Trauma: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. (1995), Newbury Park, CA, Sage Publications

  3. Treating Child Sex Offenders and Victims: A Practical Guide. (1988) Newbury Park, CA, Sage Publications.

In addition she has produced two educational DVDs:

  1. Truth, Lies and Sex Offenders

  2. Sadistic Offenders: How They Think, What They Do

Dr. Salter has also published forensic mysteries including:

  1. Shiny Water

  2. Fault Lines

  3. White Lies

  4. Prison Blues

Prison Blues has been nominated for a 2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award in the category of Best Original Paperback.



Professional Credentials


CERTIFICATION:


July 1996

Licensed psychologist by the State of Wisconsin

License No. 1982


ORGANIZATIONS:


American Psychological Association

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology



EDUCATIONAL RECORD:


1977

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts


1973

MA in Child Study Tufts University,

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study

Medford, Massachusetts


1968

BA in Philosophy and English

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, North Carolina,


1964-66

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina



FELLOWSHIPS:


1973-1976

Teaching Fellow

Department of Psychology and Social Relations

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


1971-1972

Teaching Fellow

Department of Child Study

Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts



EXPERIENCE:


1996 - present

Consultant

Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin



1978 - present

Dr. Salter has conducted trainings on sexual abuse in 50 states and 10 countries (England, Canada, Scotland, France, Sweden, Holland, Australia (including Tasmania), New Zealand, Germany, Costa Rico)


Trainings Last 6 years:


2012

Atlanta, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tasmania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin,

    

2011

Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois

Iowa, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin


2010

Alaska, Florida, Kansas, Illinois, London Canada, Montana, New York, Paris France, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Winnipeg Canada, West Virginia, Wisconsin


2009

California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New York, Regina (Canada),  Regina Canada, Texas, Victoria (Canada), Toronto (Canada), Victoria (Canada), Wisconsin,


2008

Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin


2007

California, Florida,  Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin


2006

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin


2005

Arizona, Germany, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin


2004

Alabama,  California, Canada, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon,  Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont



1988-96

Private Practice, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and

Clinical Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

                                                         

1985-1988

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and

Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire


1981-1988

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry,

Department of Psychiatry

Dartmouth Medical School Hanover, New Hampshire


1984-1988

Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation Service 

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Clinic

Hanover, New Hampshire


1983-1988

Director of Psychosocial Education

Pediatric Residency Training Program,

Department of Maternal and Child  Health   

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire


1985-1988

Assistant Director, Children-At-Risk Program,

Department of Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Hanover, New Hampshire


1985-1988

Co-Director, Parenting Clinic

Department of Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Hanover, New Hampshire


1984–1990

Director, Parents in Distress Program

Department of Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Hanover, New Hampshire


1981-1985

Psychologist, Children-At-Risk Program

Department of Maternal and Child Health

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Hanover, New Hampshire


1979-1984

Psychotherapist,

West Central Community Mental Health Services

Hanover, New Hampshire


1978-1979

Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire



PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS & EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS:


Working with Victims and Offenders of Sexual Abuse.  Three Day Workshop, Launceston, Tasmania.


Salter, A. Predators:  Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders:  Who They Are, How They Operate, and How We Can Protect Our Children. New York:  Basic Books, 2003. 


“Truth, Lies, and Sex Offenders,” and “Sadistic and Nonsadistic Sex Offenders,” (Educational Films). Newbury Park, CA, Sage Publications.


“Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment.”  Paper presented at Sexual Abuse, Research and Treatments Conference sponsored by the L’Institut de la famille de Toulouse, Lillie, France, November 26th – 28th, 1998.


“Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders,” Workshop presented in Stockholm, Sweden, November 20th, 1998.


Salter, A. Confessions of a whistle blower:  Lessons learned. Ethics and Behavior. 8(2), 1998, pp. 115-124.


Significant Achievement Award, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, October, 1997.  Presented at the ATSA National Conference, Arlington, VA, October 16, 1997.


Salter, A. “Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders,” Keynote Address presented at the National Offender Treatment Association, Southampton, England, September 11, 1997.


Salter, A. “Special Issues in Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment.”  Workshop presented at A Gathering of Experts., San Diego, August 22, 1997.


Salter, A. ”Confessions of a Whistle Blower:  Lessons Learned.”  Presented at the American Psychological Association, August 18, 1997.


Salter, A. "Adjudication of Sex Offenders,"  presented at the 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies,.


"Understanding Sexual Violence:  The Judicial Response to Stranger and Nonstranger Rape and Sexual Assault," presented at the Northern New England Judicial Education Conference, October 20, 1996, Bretton Woods, NH.


Salter, A. Transforming Trauma:  A Guide to Understanding and Treating Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage Publications, 1995


Keynote Speaker. "How to Get Sex Offenders out of the Heads of Victims"

presented at the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse. February, 1995, Auckland, New Zealand.


Featured Speaker.  2 Day Workshops in each of 6 Australian cities on Assessment and Treatment of Sex Offenders and Victims, February and March, 1995.


Keynote Speaker.  "Treating Victims and Offenders of Child Sexual Abuse" and "Transforming Trauma" presented at the First National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse for the Children's Protection Society, March 16-18, 1994, Melbourne Australia.


Salter, A. Epidemiology of child sexual abuse.  In O'Donohue, W. and Geer,

J. H.  The Sexual Abuse of Children:  Theory and Research Volume 1.

Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992


Salter, A. Response to the "Abuse of the child sexual abuse

accommodation syndrome.”  Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.  V. 1(4), pp. 173-177, 1992.


"Parents in Distress Program." Keynote Speaker at the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors Annual Meeting; Warwick, Rhode Island.  February, 1989.


"A Systems Approach to Managing Sexual Offenders." National Institute of Corrections Conference;  Boulder, Colorado.  September 12-16, 1988.


Grant Recipient.  Principal Investigator. National Institute of Corrections, Washington, D.C. "Training Child Sex Offenders: A Curriculum for Mental Health Professionals within Corrections." July, 1988.


Grant Recipient.  Principal Investigator. National Institute of Corrections, Washington, D.C. "Audiovisual Presentation on the Treatment and Assessment of Child Sex Offenders Designed as Companion Materials to be Used with Training Child Sex Offenders: A Curriculum for Mental Health Professionals within Corrections. " July, 1988.

Grant Recipient.  Principal Investigator. New England Child Welfare Commissioners, "The Reliability of Children's Testimony in Child Sexual Abuse Cases," April,1988.


Salter, A.  Treating Child Sex Offenders and Victims.  Newbury  Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1988.


Grant Recipient.  Hitchcock Foundation, Hanover, New Hampshire.  "Psychopathology, Empathy and Life Stress Factors Correlated with Maltreatment of Children."  September 1987.


Grant Recipient.  Co-investigator with S. Kairys, M.D.  National Institute of Corrections, Washington, D.C.  "Treating Child Sex Offenders: A Curriculum for Mental Health Professionals," September 15, 1987.


Grant Recipient.  Charles Ulrich and Josephine Bay Foundation, New York, New York.  Grant to implement Child Abuse Treatment Project.  December 1986.


Grant Recipient.  Charles Ulrich and Josephine Bay Foundation, New York, New York. Planning Grant to develop Child Abuse Treatment Project.  December 1985


Salter, A., Kairys, S., and Richardson, C.  "Treating Abusive Parents," Child Welfare, 64(4): 327-241, July-August 1985.


Salter, A., Richardson, C., and Martin, P "Working with Abused Preschoolers:  A Guide for Caretakers,"  .  Child Welfare, 64(4): 343-356, July-August 1985.


Grant Recipient.  B.R.S.G. Dartmouth Medical School Research Grant Committee, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.  Pilot study on "Psychopathology, Empathy and Life Stress: Factors Correlated to Child Maltreatment.  1984.


Saul Blatman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Pediatric Residency Training Program, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire.  1984