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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 Duchl, Wanda Fisher, Sandra Halsey, Michael Keohane, Barbara L Maberry, Jeffery A McCorkindale, Leroy C Parson

Designed as an accessible step-by-step guide, it features case studies, work exercises, and clinical suggestions that help to walk the reader through a sexual disorders program.

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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.

304 pages

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Sexual Recovery Therapy
  • Chapter 3. Using Sexual Recovery Techniques
  • Chapter 4. Clinical Sex Disorders
  • Chapter 5. Acknowledgment
  • Chapter 6. The Stand-Up Presentation
  • Chapter 7. The Four-Phase Program
  • Chapter 8. Working with Difficult Sex Offenders
  • Chapter 9. Trauma
  • Chapter 10. The Cost of Offending
  • Chapter 11. Adult Male Patients
  • Chapter 12. Adult Female Patients
  • Chapter 13. Antisocial Disordered Patients
  • Chapter 14. Triggers
  • Chapter 15. The Clinical Interview and Report-Writing
  • Chapter 16. The Penile Plethysmography
  • Chapter 17. The Polygraph
  • Chapter 18. Relapse-Prevention Plan
  • Chapter 19. The Treatment of Sexually Aggressive Youth
  • Chapter 20. Sexual Recovery for Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 21. Sexually Aggressive Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 22. Defense Behaviors
  • Chapter 23. Dual-Diagnosis Patients
  • Chapter 24. Self-Esteem
  • Chapter 25. Group Therapy
  • Chapter 26. Sexual Addiction
  • Chapter 27. Family Reunification
  • Chapter 28. Risk Assessment
  • Chapter 29 The Internet
  • Chapter 30. The Therapist’s Role in Teaching Protection Methods to Children and Adults
  • Chapter 31. Conclusion
  • Appendix I. The Psychosexual Evaluation
  • Appendix II. Juvenile Psychosexual Evaluation
  • Appendix III. Case Study of a Sexually Aggressive Child
  • References
  • Index

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