Treating Sex Offenders: An Evidence-Based Manual

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This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders. Safe Offender Strategies (SOS) comprises 10 evidence-based modules that teach participants the skills to desist from problem behaviors, manage their emotions and impulses, and break unhealthy relationship patterns. Motivational enhancement and validation techniques are woven throughout this collaborative treatment. SOS can be used with a range of clients—including high-risk offenders and those with mental illness or intellectual disabilities—in institutional or outpatient settings. Fifteen reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

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Jill D. Stinson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Stinson formerly served as the Sex Offender Treatment Coordinator at Fulton State Hospital with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She has worked with sexual offenders with serious mental illness, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and personality disorders, as well as with sexually violent predators. Her research focuses broadly on psychopathology and sexual offending, self-regulatory processes in persons with a history of sexual offending and violent behavior, and specialized assessment and treatment needs of forensic populations. Dr. Stinson is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the American Psychology-Law Society.

Judith V. Becker, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Becker is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the International Academy of Sex Research, has served as editor of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, and continues to serve on a number of editorial boards. Her clinical research has focused on both adolescent and adult sex offenders as well as victims of sexual abuse and aggression. Dr. Becker is the author or coauthor of over 100 published journal articles and book chapters in the professional literature. She also consults on both criminal and civil forensic cases.
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Guilford Press
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Published on
Oct 18, 2012
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Pages
356
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ISBN
9781462507009
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Psychiatry / General
Psychology / Forensic Psychology
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Counseling
Social Science / Social Work
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