Sex-Offender Therapy

A "How-To" Workbook for Therapists Treating Sexually Aggressive Adults, Adolescents, and Children

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Paperback: 9780789031235
pub: 2008-03-04
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Sexual Recovery Therapy. Using Sexual Recovery Techniques. Clinical Sex Disorders. Acknowledgment. The Stand-up Presentation. The Four-phase Program. Working with Difficult Sex Offenders. Trauma. The Cost of Offending. Adult Male Patients. Adult Female Patients. Antisocial Disordered Patients. Triggers. The Clinical Interview and Report-writing. The Penile Plethysmography. The Polygraph. Relapse-prevention Plan. The Treatment of Sexually Aggressive Youth. Sexual Recovery for Children and Adolescents. Sexually Aggressive Children and Adolescents. Defense Behaviors. Dual-diagnosis Patients. Self-esteem. Group Therapy. Sexual Addiction. Family Reunification. Risk Assessment. The Internet. The Therapist’s Role in Teaching Protection Methods to Children and Adults. Conclusion. Appendix I: The Psychosexual Evaluation. Appendix II: Juvenile Psychosexual Evaluation. Appendix III: Case Study of a Sexually Aggressive Child. References. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology