Sexual Offending and Mental Health draws together theoretical, clinical and mental health issues for the range of professionals working in the community and in-patient settings with sex offenders and those who have behaved in sexually inappropriate ways. The contributors describe current influential models of sexual offending and the developmental, psychological and social factors involved. They discuss the prevalence of personality and mental disorders in known sex offenders and the impact these disorders have on their treatment and management. They describe clinical work with individuals, their partners and families, and also consider the impact of this work on professionals. The book includes an outline of current approaches to risk assessment, an overview of the recent changes in legislation in England and Wales, and suggestions for multi-disciplinary management in the community. This book will be essential reading for professionals working in health or criminal justice settings with people who have committed sexual offences or whose sexual behaviour has caused concern for others.
This book will be essential reading for professionals working in health or criminal justice settings with people who have committed sexual offences or whose sexual behaviour has caused concern for others.
Author: Sarah Galloway
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
A comprehensive look at the many types of male and female sex offenders who victimize children, adolescents, and adults Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families presents practitioners, professionals, and policymakers with effective, user-friendly practice methods for working with all types of sex offenders. Each chapter provides an overview of a specific category of sex offender and presents case examples and sample treatment plans with short- and long-term goals and objectives. This unique book also includes the latest assessment and intervention methods, family and relapse prevention efforts, and cultural issues that affect service delivery. Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families examines the etiology, prevalence, and behavioral consequences of eight different sex offender typologies to provide you with a much broader focus than you’ll find in other sex offender books currently on the market. The book explores gender issues, demographics, offense characteristics, family characteristics, and assessment issues in dealing with both male and female sex offenders who use psychological and physical means to victimize children, adolescents, and adults. The end result is effective as a reference for health and mental health practitioners, as a resource for program implementation and outcome evaluation for policymakers and researchers, and as a classroom aid for the next generation of social workers and health and mental health providers. Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families examines: child sex offenders—inappropriate, developmentally precocious, and aggressive sexual behavior among children adolescent sex offenders—criminal sexual acts committed by juveniles adult male sex offenders—the average male sexual molester will victimize hundreds of children in his lifetime women who sexually abuse children—challenging the stereotypes about motherhood and female-child relationships professional perpetrators—clerics, teachers, tutors, athletic coaches intellectually and developmentally challenged sex offenders—sexually abusive acts committed by people with intellectual disabilities (ID) violent sex offenders—physical and psychological injuries suffered during sexual violation comorbid psychopathology in child, adolescent, and adult sexual offenders—anti-social, narcissistic, and sadistic behaviors, learning problems, neuropsychological impairments, and more Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and Their Families is an essential resource for anyone working with diverse groups of sex offenders.
This unique book also includes the latest assessment and intervention methods, family and relapse prevention efforts, and cultural issues that affect service delivery.
Author: M. Carolyn Hilarski
Category: Family & Relationships
A significant percentage of sexual abuse in the United States is committed by juveniles, and mental health professionals increasingly receive requests to evaluate these juveniles. With an emphasis on practicality and utility, Juvenile Sex Offenders fills a gap in the current literature by providing a thoughtful, thorough approach to evaluating and treating youth who have committed sexual offenses or have engaged in sexually abusive behavior. Serving as a functional guide, this text expertly prepares clinicians for the challenging task of evaluating juveniles, picking up where traditional clinical training often falls short and providing state-of-the-art assessment techniques as well as an overview of treatment modalities. Chapters highlight the many ways in which juveniles charged with sexual offenses differ from adults, the common dilemmas facing evaluators, and the changing perceptions and legal trends with respect to youth crime. Chapters also cover sexual development and behaviors among children and adolescents, risk factors and risk assessment, case examples for working with attorneys, and interventions and pharmacological approaches. Clinical practitioners with limited forensic training will benefit from the guidance on formal forensic evaluation and the review of literature on assessment approaches specific to youth, while forensic experts will gain developmental perspective in evaluating and treating young sexual offenders. Set in a hopeful and optimistic framework, Juvenile Sex Offenders is a practical, empirically based guide on the best practices in evaluating and treating this poorly understood and underserved population.
This text introduces clinicians to the challenging task of performing mental health evaluations for youth who have committed sexual offenses or have engaged in sexually abusive behavior.
Author: Eileen P. Ryan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This timely book focuses on social work practice with sexual offenders in community mental health settings. Practicing professionals and academicians present both theoretical and empirical material covering three major classifications--the incest offender, the violent offender, and the social decency offender. Because today's sexual offenders are often turned away from psychiatric hospitals and instead served in open community centers, professionals in mental health centers and related human service agencies must be prepared to treat them. In this remarkably candid and instructive volume, experts equip psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals in mental health settings with valid, up-to-date techniques for working with sexually aggressive children, mentally retarded sex offenders, and incest families.
Adult Male Sexual Offenders : An Overview of Treatment Techniques Lettie L .
Lockhart Benjamin E . Saunders Peggy Cleveland SUMMARY . A review of
common treatment approaches used with adult sex offenders was presented .
Author: John S. Wodarski
Publisher: Psychology Press
This is a task force report on dangerous sex offenders.
This is a task force report on dangerous sex offenders.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Mental health professionals who provide treatment to sex offenders navigate the complex legal, ethics and moral intersections surrounding the population within the professional-personal dialectic. The purpose of this research study was to explore the potential relationship between mental health professional's attitudes toward sex offenders and their level of moral development in order to encourage increasingly effective training and experiential interventions which then may impact treatment outcomes. Research participants included licensed and non-licensed counselors, social workers and psychologists (n = 135). Along with a demographic questionnaire and the Marlowe- Crowne Social Desirability Scale, the Defining Issues Test was used as a measure of moral development and the Community Attitudes Toward Sex Offender Scale evaluated the attitudes of mental health professionals toward the sex offender population. This study identified a statistically significant relationship between a mental health professional's level of moral development and attitude toward sex offenders with 6.2% of the variation in attitudes related to DIT-II N2 scores. Mental health professionals that engaged in greater amounts of self-directed training endorsed less negative attitudes toward sex offenders. No relationship was found between the mental health professional's length of experience, other types of training and attitudes toward sex offenders. The results and limitations identified within this study support further development of this line of research with an emphasis on recruiting a sample with a larger representation of participants with sex offenders specific credentialing and with the inclusion of additional or alternative assessments related to evaluating attitudes toward sex offenders.
Mental health professionals who provide treatment to sex offenders navigate the complex legal, ethics and moral intersections surrounding the population within the professional-personal dialectic.
Author: Benjamin S. Newman
Category: Mental health personnel
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.
This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders.
Author: Jill D. Stinson
Publisher: Guilford Publications
This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role.
CHAPTER 11 Nursing Interventions and Future Directions with Sex Offenders
Mary Addo INTRODUCTION This chapter examines nursing interventions for sex
offenders detained in psychiatric hospitals and cared for by forensic nurses .
Author: Alyson Kettles
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This comprehensive reference by nationally recognized experts provides an interdisciplinary overview of existing knowledge about sex offenders. It provides in-depth coverage of the problem of identification, risk assessment and management, treatment, and legal solutions. It seeks to ensure public safety while at the same time maintaining medical integrity and respect for due process. The book is intended for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and researchers who work with sex offenders, as well as attorneys, members of the judiciary, and policymakers.
These figures do not appear to include the specifically sexual mental disorders (
i.e., the paraphilias). ... needed to further clarify the relationships between major
mental illness, the paraphilias, and sex offending behaviors, and to design future
Author: Fabian M. Saleh M.D.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
International Perspectives on the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders: Theory, Practice and Research provides the first truly global perspective on the assessment and treatment of sex offenders. Presents a comprehensive overview of current theories and practices relating to the assessment and treatment of sex offenders throughout the world, including the US, Europe, and Australasia Covers all the major developments in the areas of risk assessment, treatment, and management Includes chapters written by internationally respected practitioners and researchers experienced in working with sexual offenders such as Bill Marshall, Ruth Mann, Karl Hanson and Jayson Ware
Chapter 23 Axis I Mental Health Disorders and Sexual Offending BruceD. ... and
Youth Mental Health Service, Australia Introduction Popular culture touts mental
illness as the primary explanation for the behaviors of identified sex offenders.
Author: Dr Douglas P. Boer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This book explores the controversial relationship between mental health and offending and looks at the ways in which offenders with mental health problems are cared for, coerced and controlled by the criminal justice and mental health systems. It provides a much-needed criminological approach to the field of forensic mental health. Beginning with an exploration into why the relationship between mental health and offending is so complex, readers will be introduced to a range of perspectives through which mental health and its relationship to offending behaviour can be understood. The book considers the politics surrounding mental health and offending, focusing particularly on the changing policy response to mentally disordered offenders since the mid-1990s. With dedicated chapters concerning the police, courts, secure services and the community, this book explores a range of issues including: • The tensions between the care, coercion and control of mentally disordered offenders • The increasingly blurred boundaries between mental health and criminal justice • Rights, responsibilities, accountability and blame • Risk, public protection and precaution • Challenges involved with treatment, recovery and rehabilitation • Staffing challenges surrounding multi-agency working • Funding, privatisation and challenges surrounding service commissioning • Methodological challenges in the field. Providing an accessible and concise overview of the field and its key perspectives, this book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mental health offered by criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, nursing and public policy departments. It will also be of interest to a wide range of mental health and criminal justice practitioners.
This book explores the controversial relationship between mental health and offending and looks at the ways in which offenders with mental health problems are cared for, coerced and controlled by the criminal justice and mental health ...
Author: Julie D. Trebilcock
Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to caring for the estimated 20% of all U.S. prisoners who have a serious mental disorder. Providing a balance between theoretical and practical perspectives throughout, the text also provides readers with a big-picture framework for assessing current correctional mental health and criminal justice issues, offering clear strategies for addressing these challenges.
As a result, traditional risk assessment instruments may not adequately predict
sexual recidivism in some offenders (cf. ... Sexual Offenses and Mental Illness
Berlin, Saleh, and Malin (2009) noted that although sexual offending and mental
Author: Thomas J. Fagan
Category: Social Science
Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders into one accessible volume. Describes the most recent research data regarding female sexual offenders, covering such issues as female-perpetrated sexual abuse prevalence and juvenile offenders Includes an assessment of the risk of recidivism, international treatment initiatives, and a discussion on the use of the polygraph with female sexual offenders Features practitioner-focused essays which evaluate current assessment strategies, treatment needs, effectiveness, and processes for female sexual offenders
Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders ...
Author: Theresa A. Gannon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
A guide for the design and implementation of treatment programs, this book emphasizes clinical issues over research and offers valuable suggestions for dealing with problems that arise in treatment. Contributors describe their work in prisons, psychiatric institutions, and community settings. Special attention is given to culturally sensitive treatments and to special populations, including professionals, clergy, juveniles, women, and the physically challenged.
C. Psychiatric Settings Working with Sexual Offenders in Psychiatric Settings in
England and Wales Dawn Fisher , Don Grubin , and Derek Perkins Sexual
offenders in England and Wales are dealt with by psychiatric services when they
Author: William Lamont Marshall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This expert reference provides a broad, comprehensive review of the major domains of sexual offending. Beginning with an integrated etiological model of sexual offending, chapters follow addressing the primary predisposing conditions related to sexual offending (e.g. pedophilic, hebephilic, paraphilic rape and non-contact paraphilic disorders, hyper sexuality and personality factors). In addition, special subgroups of sexual offenders (females, youth and the intellectually disable) are considered. Both broad and specific perspectives on the assessment of sexual offenders are provided. Overviews are offered of clinical and forensic evaluations of such offenders and the utility of structured psychological assessment. A novel conceptual model of risk assessment is proposed. More specifically, each of the primary approaches or instruments related to risk assessment of sexual offending are addressed: the Static risk assessment measures, the Sex Offender Risk Appraisal Guide, structured professional judgment, and the varied measures of dynamic or criminogenic needs assessment. Finally, multiple aspects of management of sexual offenders are discussed including models of psychosocial treatment, the question of the effectiveness of such treatment, biological interventions, civil commitment, circles of support, and the containment approach to community management. Chapters are authored by both prominent experts and experienced professionals for a breadth of perspective. Among the topics covered: Pedophilic, Hebephilic, Rape Paraphilic Disorders and the variety of Non Contact sexual offending conditions Personality, related conditions, & their association with sexual offending: motivators and disinhibition in context. Disorders of hyper sexuality. Assessments of sexual offenders, including the role of psychological testing, clinical & interview approaches, as well as forensic evaluations Conceptual models of risk assessment & discussion of specific static, dynamic & structured clinical risk assessment approaches Models of & reviews of treatment outcome with sexual offenders, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology and castration, the containment approach, civil commitment & circles of support Overview of public policy issues & an evidence-based perspective on sex offender registration and residential restrictions. This breadth of material in Sexual Offenders will help practitioners gain multiple levels of clinical insight as well as giving them up-to-date practical tools and techniques for working with this problematic class of individuals.
A distinctive feature of this book is that chapters are authored by both prominent international experts and experienced; practicing professionals to best provide a breadth of useful perspective.
Author: Amy Phenix
This volume presents current treatment approaches for offenders with mental disorders in a variety of settings. After reviewing administrative and legal issues in the provision of care, the volume addresses therapeutic work with inpatients, outpatients, and incarcerated persons. Separate chapters cover special issues in treatment of sexual offenders, offenders with mental retardation, and juvenile offenders. Throughout, the approaches featured are interdisciplinary and eclectic, incorporating biological and psychological perspectives. This volume will be of use to mental health practitioners as well as legal professionals in criminal justice and mental health law.
This volume presents current treatment approaches for offenders with mental disorders in a variety of settings.
Author: Robert M. Wettstein
Publisher: Guilford Press
Praise for Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition "The Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders showcases Phil Rich's experience and mastery of the research and clinical literature. In my view, this is an excellent therapy book and, like its predecessor, will help practitioners to work effectively and ethically with juvenile offenders. It is destined to become a classic." —Tony Ward, PhD, DipClinPsy; Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand "Phil Rich is considered one of the world's leading authorities on how best to understand, assess, and treat juvenile sexual offenders, and this Second Edition of his excellent text shows why he is held in such high regard. All theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners whose work brings them in contact with juvenile sexual offenders should definitely read this remarkable book." —W. L. Marshall, OC, FRSC, PhD; Director, Rockwood Psychological Services, Ontario, Canada "Phil Rich's book, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition offers new and thought-provoking ideas, updates, and information, especially on developmental pathways. This book is one of the few publications on juvenile sexual offending that offers something new and revealing to the field." —Robert E. Longo, LPC, NCC, ACS, BCIA-EEG, BCN; Serendipity Healing Arts, Lexington, North Carolina "Phil Rich masterfully fills the gap in the juvenile sexual offender treatment literature with a book that is neither introductory nor narrowly specialized. Seasoned veterans will appreciate his thoughtful and studied approach. Newcomers will find this book a vital go-to resource." —David Prescott, LICSW, Clinical Director, Becket Family of Services, Falmouth, Maine "Mind-blowingly brilliant—Rich by name and rich in depth, detail, description, and debate. An instant classic, Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition is both comprehensive and challenging with its material and messages, yet reassuringly accessible and practical." —Martin C. Calder, Calder Social Work Training and Consultancy, Leigh, Lancashire, UK THE LANDMARK TEXT FOR WORKING WITH JUVENILE SEXUAL OFFENDERS AND UNDERSTANDING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS—NOW FULLY REVISED Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders guides mental health professionals through the breadth of assessment and intervention methods available for working with this special population, providing a succinct yet complete survey of the field, the etiological development of sexually abusive behavior in juveniles, and a reliable resource for assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation.
well versed in forensics and criminal behaviors are often unfamiliar with
developmental, family, mental health, ... of child and adolescent sexual
experiences and behaviors andthe prevalence of adolescent andyounger sexual
offending, the ...
Author: Phil Rich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Work with Sex Offenders is the first complete manual available on the subject for professionals who deal with this population. This user-friendly, comprehensive resource presents new data that will give you techniques for effectively interviewing sex offenders and outlines innovative treatment options in an understandable way, but that is just part of what makes this book unique. How to Work with Sex Offenders walks you through the criminal justice, human services, and mental health systems as applied to sex offenders from start to finish—you'll learn what happens to the offender from the point when he/she is apprehended, through prosecution, adjudication, and treatment. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.
A Handbook for Criminal Justice, Human Service, and Mental Health
Professionals Rudy Flora. Preface Sexual offending impacts both victim and
offender. The clinical harm experienced by a victim is significant and recovery is
Author: Rudy Flora
Category: Family & Relationships
From leading scientists and practitioners, this authoritative work examines what is known about the nature and development of juvenile sexual offending, the consequences for both victims and perpetrators, and approaches to assessment, intervention, and relapse prevention. Pathways of normal sexual development are described, and the biological, social, and psychological processes that lead to sexual conduct problems are investigated. The book explores how juvenile offenders are dealt with in the mental health and criminal justice systems, reviews available psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches, and provides research-based recommendations for improving existing practices.
From leading scientists and practitioners, this authoritative work examines what is known about the nature and development of juvenile sexual offending, the consequences for both victims and perpetrators, and approaches to assessment, ...
Author: Howard E. Barbaree
Publisher: Guilford Press
The approach of this book is a humanistic one that characterizes the individual suffering from paraphilia as a human being. With this perspective in mind, the author posits that any sexual offender who has a history of childhood trauma needs to be treated not only for the sexual offenses, but also for past trauma. Consisting of eight chapters, the first chapter addresses the issues of paraphilias and their sexual offense behavior. Chapter 2 focuses on typology and characteristics of pedophiliacs and rapists. Chapter 3 details the issues of sexual offense and hypersexuality in elderly males. Ch.
He worked prodigiously on it, and this book, Psychiatric Treatment of Sexual
Offenders, is the outcome. It is a welcome and valuable contribution to the
literature. The book consists of eight chapters. Chapter 1 discusses paraphilias
and sex ...
Author: Jamshid A. Marvasti
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Category: Psychosexual disorders