Sex-Offender Therapy: A 'How-to' Workbook for Therapist's Treating Sexually Aggressive Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Sex-Offender Therapy: A 'How-to' Workbook for Therapist's Treating Sexually Aggressive Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Sex-Offender Therapy: A 'How-to' Workbook for Therapist's Treating Sexually Aggressive Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Sex-Offender Therapy: A 'How-to' Workbook for Therapist's Treating Sexually Aggressive Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Synopsis

Groundbreaking information for treating sex offenders
Sexual abuse, sexual addiction, and sexual offending have become a significant clinical problem. Successfully treating these disorders is the first step toward preventing future victims. Sex-Offender Therapy is a practical workbook for clinicians who deal with sexually aggressive adults, adolescents, and children. This invaluable professional resource focuses on how to treat patients male and female impaired by sexual addiction, sexual disorders, sex offending, and other sexual misconduct behaviors.
Designed as an accessible step-by-step guide, Sex-Offender Therapy features case studies, work exercises, and clinical suggestions that help to walk the reader through a sexual disorders program. With a wealth of therapeutic interventions, as well as information on polygraph testing and the FDA-approved plethysmograph, this unique text breaks new ground. Additionally, this detailed volume not only presents clinical definitions of all the sexual disorders but goes beyond patient features and evaluation to look at useable, concrete methods for lasting treatment.
Topics discussed in Sex-Offender Therapy include:
  • problems, stress, and boundary setting
  • transference and countertransference
  • sexual recovery therapy and its techniques
  • acknowledgement and responsibility
  • the stand-up presentation and victim empathy
  • cycles of offending
  • using the four phases as a relapse prevention format
  • working with the difficult offender
  • trauma in adult, adolescent, and child offenders
  • the cost of offending
  • antisocial disordered patients
  • triggers
  • clinical interviewing and report writing
  • adult and juvenile psychosexual evaluations
  • polygraph testing
  • treatment of sexually aggressive youths
  • defense behaviors
  • group therapy
  • and many more
Informative, practical, and user-friendly, Sex-Offender Therapy is a vital resource for patients and their families, beginning or advanced therapists, attorneys, criminal justice personnel, human service caseworkers, judges, law enforcement, legislators, probation officers, prosecutors, educators, students, researchers, and mental health professionals."

Excerpt

This is a workbook that is written for the practicing clinician who works with sexually aggressive adults, adolescents, and children. Beginners or advanced therapists may find the information useful. Also, academia, attorneys, criminal justice personnel, human service caseworkers, judges, law enforcement, legislators, probation officers, prosecutors, students, and other mental health professionals may benefit from the material. In addition, certain sections are written for the lay reader, including patients and their families, who may be seeking help.

To be specific, this book is about patients who are impaired by sexual addiction, sexual disorders, sex offending, and other sexual misconduct behaviors. Both genders, male and female, are represented in this workbook.

The work is designed to be user-friendly, easy to read, and is intended to serve as a helpful resource guide. This workbook is not a cookbook—a mix of quick fix, therapy cure-alls—but rather a step-by-step information guide for therapists who treat sexually aggressive patients. A number of case summaries, work exercises, and clinical suggestions are included. The reader is walked through a sexual disorders program. A number of therapeutic interventions are offered. Information on the polygraph and the FDA approved Plethysmograph is provided. All of the sexual disorders are included. In addition, special population patients are reviewed. Clinical techniques and ways to treat patients are provided.

Today, there are many texts on sexual addiction, sex offending, and sexual disorders—but most of the material is about the evaluation process, features of the problem behavior, or “howto books” for the patient. However, there is little available information on how to actually treat such patients. Also, even more of concern, is that there is little work focused upon sexually aggressive adult females, male and female adolescents, and children—all rising population groups.

Seven therapists and one polygraph examiner participated in the writing of this workbook. Each represents expertise in certain fields of sexual addiction, sexual abuse, child and adolescent psychopathology, clinical psychotherapy, dual diagnoses, sexual offending, polygraph, Plethysmograph, trauma, and victimology.

A number of patients consented to contribute information about recovery and the treatment process to this work. Although this material was not intended for publication, or a research project, and the data was not used, the information was of great help. The information provided by these patients greatly influenced and helped in the preparation of this workbook. The authors wanted to have a work that represented clinical information—combined with thoughts and suggestions from those living recovery—and for this workbook not to be completed only by “experts” who arc not walking the walk. These brave men and women work recovery. They are courageous individuals and are committed to changing . . .

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