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Goals of This Training
• To provide an overview of sex offender-specific
treatment and how it differs from other mental
health treatment
• To emphasize that the goal of sex offenderspecific treatment is community protection
• To provide an overview of the current state of
practice nationwide
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Goals of This Training (cont.)
• To summarize the research on the effectiveness
of sex offender-specific treatment
• To identify ways in which probation and parole
officers can successfully work together with
treatment providers in managing offenders in
the community
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Overview of the Training
• Section 1: Basics of Treatment
• Section 2: Outcome Research
• Section 3: Elements of Sex Offender-Specific
Treatment
• Section 4: National Perspective on
Practice
• Section 5: What to Look for in a
Treatment Provider
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Learning Objectives for Section 1
Participants will be able to:
• Recognize that community protection is the
overarching goal of sex offender-specific treatment
• Articulate several differences between sex
offender-specific treatment and other forms of
mental health treatment
• Identify methods and adjunctive interventions that
comprise comprehensive sex offender-specific
treatment
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Learning Objectives for Section 1
(cont.)
• Describe what assessment is and why it is
important in the treatment process
• Describe the utility of several assessment tools
used in treatment:
• Polygraph
• Plethysmograph
• Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest
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The Goal of Sex Offender-Specific
Treatment
Community protection through effective
treatment of criminogenic needs of sex
offenders in order to REDUCE THE
LIKELIHOOD OF FUTURE VICTIMIZATION
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Differences from Other Forms of
Mental Health Treatment
• Involuntary clients
• Victim and community focus
• The primary focus of treatment is not the
well-being of the client; rather, it is the
protection of the community
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Differences from Other Forms of
Mental Health Treatment (cont.)
• Limited confidentiality
• Treatment goals set by provider
• Collaboration of treatment provider with
others involved in the management of the
case
• Local and statewide policy teams
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Characteristics of Current Sex
Offender-Specific Treatment
Methods
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Group treatment (predominantly)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Psychopharmacology (use of medications)
Specialized sex offender assessment
Psycho-physiological assessments
• Polygraph
• Penile plethysmograph
• Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest
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Summary
Sex Offender-Specific Treatment:
• Is an effective tool in preventing future
victimization
• Differs significantly from other mental health
treatment
• Involves collaboration among professionals
involved in sex offender management
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