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

by Rudy Flora, Joseph T. Duehl, Wanda Fisher, Sandra Halsey
     
 

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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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789031235
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Haworth Series in Clinical Psychotherapy Series
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
1,192,317
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

M. Anderson Douglass
This compilation/book is a fount of USER-FRIENDLY, NO-NONSENSE INFORMATION. What works well over time is RATIONALLY DETAILED AND WELL-DOCUMENTED. Confidence as a therapist will be greatly enhanced by this timely publication. (M. Anderson Douglass, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Providence Service Corporation)
Rana Duncan-Daston
UNIQUE. . . It provides seasoned clinicians unfamiliar with treating this population a vision about how sex offender treatment compares to what they already know, while it also provides a user-friendly, detailed guide for the novice wishing to learn this highly specialized treatment. The case examples presented are EXCELLENT TEACHING TOOLS regarding how to handle challenging group therapy situations successfully. Differences in treating men and women and how to appropriately alter modalities for adolescents and children are clearly outlined. . . . Will make the SEXUAL RECOVERY Therapy Model HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE TO ANYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO READ IT. (Rana Duncan-Daston, MSW, LCSW, EdD., Radford University School of Social Work, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, Virginia)
Alisa H. Moore
CONTAINS HELPFUL INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE for skilled therapists engaged in the treatment of sex offenders. . . . Outlines unique issues and characteristics for specific groups. . . . Provides a framework and tools for establishing an environment of treatment and recovery for the sex offender. A series of questionnaires designed to elicit clarity for both the therapist and the client are helpful adjuncts to the therapeutic process. . . . OFFERS HOPE to both those engaged as treatment providers and to individuals involved in the journey of reclaiming a healthy and productive life. (Alisa H. Moore, MSW, Executive Director, Mount Rogers Community Services Board)

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Meet the Author

Rudy Flora, LCSW, ACSW, CSOTP, is a clinician in private practice in Virginia who provides individual, family, and group treatment services to sexually aggressive adults, adolescents, and children. A former probation officer and author of How to Work with Sex Offenders (Haworth), he also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Radford University's School of Social Work in the Abington Program.

Joseph T. Duchl, MSW, LCSW, CSTOP, is a clinician in an outpatient PTSD unit at the Veterans Administration in Virginia. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Radford University's School of Social Work in the Roanoke Program. He is certified to train in psychodrama and works with adult sex offenders in private practice.

Wanda Fisher, LCSW, MS, CSTOP, is a clinician at Smyth County Counseling Center in Virginia. She works with adult sex offenders and sexually aggressive children and adolescents. She has experience in an in-patient psychiatric hospital and as a former Child Protection Worker and currently works in private practice.

Sandra Halsey, MSM, LCSW, CSTOP, is a clinician in private practice in Virginia who provides individual, family, and group treatment services to sexually aggressive adults, adolescents, and children. She has former experience in an in-patient psychiatric hospital and an outpatient community mental health clinic.

Michael Keohane, MSW, LCSW, CSTOP, is a supervisor at The Highlands Community Services Board in Virginia. With a history of working with the chronically mentally ill, he is also in private practice as a clinician with adult sex offenders.

Barbara L. Maberry, MSW, CSTOP, is a clinician in private practice in Virginia. She works with sexually aggressive adults, adolescents, and children and has a history of working with sexually aggressive children in a residential program.

Jeffrey A. McCorkindale, Licensed Polygraph Examiner, is a former police officer, now in private practice, providing polygraph services for sexually aggressive adults and adolescents.

Leroy C. Parson, MA, LPC, CSTOP, is a school guidance counselor in Virginia. He also works in private practice as an adult sex offender clinician.

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