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
clinical interviewing and report writing
adult and juvenile psychosexual evaluations
treatment of sexually aggressive youths
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.