Remaking Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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It is estimated that relapse prevention methods are employed in more than 90% of all North American sex offender treatment programs (of which there are more than 2,000). Comparable statistics are true in most industrialized countries around the world. Over the last decade a great deal has been learned about the treatment of sexual offenders, and particularly about relapse prevention. This sourcebook provides clinicians with the most current, practical, useable information about working with sex offenders to prevent relapse. It reflects the advances and insights of the past decade since the publication of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders , focusing on the major reconceptualizations, revisions, and innovations that will chart treatment programs for the first decade of the new millennium.

Critiques current programs & reports recent research; con- ceptual revision, clinical innovations, medical approaches.

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Editorial Reviews

Laws (Adult Forensic Psychiatric Community Services, Victoria, Canada) and company have compiled 28 contributions which examine the current state of relapse prevention (RP) programs for the treatment of sex offenders. Describing RP as "a self-management approach to behavior change," the editors present articles which discuss the historical evolution of RP, conceptual and clinical revisions, assessment and treatment innovations, major innovations using RP, and the application of RP to special populations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761918875
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/19/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

D.Richard Laws, PhD, was the director of the Sexual Behavior Laboratory at Atascadero State Hospital in California from 1970-1985; project director at the Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, from 1985-1989; manager of forensic psychology at Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta from 1989-1994; and most recently a psychologist with Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services in Victoria, British Columbia from 1994 until his retirement in 1999. Dr. Laws is known in the field of sexual deviation as a developer of assessment procedures and in program development and evaluation. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in this area and serves on the editorial board of several journals. He is the editor of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders (1989), co-editor with W.L. Marshall and H.E. Barbaree of Handbook of Sexual Assault (1990), co-editor with W.T. O’Donohue of Sexual Deviance (1997), and co-editor with S.M. Hudson and T. Ward of Remaking Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders (2000). He is past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and is Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Cardiff University (UK).

Stephen M Hudson, PhD, DipClinPsyc, was Director of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He was instrumental in the establishment of New Zealand’s first specialized treatment unit for child molesters at Rolleston Prison, Kia Marama, in 1989. His research work was grouped into three major areas: intimacy and attachment style, cognitive distortions, and offence pathways/relapse prevention models. The results of these research projects were published in more than 80 books, book chapters and scholarly articles. He co edited a number of important books in the sexual offending area, including Remaking relapse prevention, Sage, (with D.R Laws and T. Ward, 2000), the Sourcebook of treatment programs for sexual offenders, Plenum (with W. L. Marshall, Y. A. Fernandez, and S. M. Hudson, 1998), and The juvenile sex offender, Guilford (with H. E. Barbaree, and W. L. Marshall). Dr Hudson died after a short battle with cancer on 1 November 2001.

Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsyc, is the Director of the Forensic Psychology Programme at the University of Melbourne. He was previously director of the Kia Marama Programme for sexual offenders at Rolleston Prison, Christchurch, New Zealand. His research interests include the offense process in offenders, cognitive distortions and models of rehabilitation. He has published over 110 research articles, chapters and books. These include Remaking relapse prevention, Sage, (with D.R Laws and S. M. Hudson, 2000) and the Sourcebook of treatment programs for sexual offenders, Plenum (with W. L. Marshall, Y. A. Fernandez, and S. M. Hudson, 1998). He is currently working on a book on theories of sexual offending and rehabilitation (Wiley).

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Table of Contents

The Original Model of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders - D R Laws, Stephen M Hudson and Tony Ward
Promises Unfulfilled
What Is so Special about Relapse Prevention? - R Karl Hanson
Do Relapse Prevention Components Enhance Treatment Effectiveness? - W L Marshall and Dana Anderson
Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction - Susan A Stoner and William H George
Areas of Overlap
A Self-Regulation Model of Relapse Prevention - Tony Ward and Stephen M Hudson
Relapse Prevention - Stephen M Hudson and Tony Ward
Assessment and Treatment Implications
Behavioral Economics - William O'Donohue, Tamara Penix and Erin Oksol
Understanding Sexual Behavior, Preference and Self-Control
Empathy Inhibition, Intimacy Deficits and Attachment Difficulties in Sex Offenders - Kurt M Bumby
The Role of Cognitive Distortions in Relapse Prevention Program - Calvin M Langton and W L Marshall
Managing Resistance and Rebellion in Relapse Prevention Intervention - Ruth E Mann
Complementing Relapse Prevention with Medical Intervention - Don Grubin
Competency-Based Assessment - Michael H Miner
Contextual Issues in Relapse Prevention Treatment - Yolanda M Fernandez and W L Marshall
External Supervision - Georgia F Cumming and Robert J McGrath
How Can It Increase the Effectiveness of Relapse Prevention
Remaking Penile Plethysmography - Robert J Konopasky and Aaron W B Konopasky
Polygraphy - Michael A O'Connell
Assessment and Community Monitoring
The Abel Screen - Lane Fischer
A Non-Intrusive Alternative?
Preventing Relapse in Sex Offenders - Janice K Marques et al
What We Learned from SOTEP's Experimental Treatment Program
An Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention Program - Ruth E Mann and David Thornton
Relapse Prevention with Adolescent Sex Offenders - William D Murphy and I Jacqueline Page
Treatment of the Developmentally Disabled Sex Offender - James L Haaven and Emily M Coleman
Relapse Prevention with Sexual Murderers - Joanna Clarke and Adam J Carter
Replacing the Function of Abusive Behaviors for the Offender - Hilary Eldridge and Jacqui Sradjian
Remaking Relapse Prevention in Working with Women Who Sexually Abuse Children
Holism, Wellness and Spirituality - Lawrence Ellerby, Jacqueline Bedard and Shirl Chartrand
Moving from Relapse Prevention to Healing
Maintaining Relapse Prevention Skills and Strategies in Treated Child Abusers - Anthony Beech and Dawn Fisher
How Does Recidivism Risk Assessment Predict Survival? - Jean Proulx et al
Treatment Outcome and Evaluation Problems (and Solutions) - R Karl Hanson
Wither Relapse Prevention - Stephen M Hudson, Tony Ward and D Richard Laws
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