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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 offender-specific treatment is community protection To provide an overview of the current state of practice nationwide.

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goals of this training
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 offender-specific treatment is community protection
  • To provide an overview of the current state of practice nationwide

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goals of this training cont
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Characteristics of Current Sex Offender-Specific Treatment Methods
  • 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
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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