Working with Sex Offenders is a unique book which brings together leading practitioners in the field to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date distillation of relevant guidance to assist anyone who works with sex offenders.
The authors examine topics including assessment, treatment, supervision and safeguarding. Skills and strategies for successful engagement with offenders are a key focus of the book, as well as improving understanding of underpinning factors associated with offending and desistance.
This volume, which is derived from well-received presentations hosted by the UK's National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) over a number of years, also offers a detailed examination of individual, organisational and societal roles in relation to identifying and preventing sexual abuse in our communities.
Using case examples throughout, Working with Sex Offenders will be essential reading for all professionals involved in the management and treatment of sex offenders.
Daniel T. Wilcox is Managing Director of Wilcox Psychological Associates (WPA). He is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist, an honorary associate professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine (Division of Psychiatry), and an honorary research fellow at the University of Birmingham, Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology. Marguerite L. Donathy is a trainee forensic psychologist who is in the final year of a doctorate in Forensic Psychology Practice with the University of Birmingham. She is the Midlands branch Chair for NOTA and regularly contributes to forensic risk assessments and therapeutic interventions with sexual and violent offenders. Rosie Gray is a registered forensic psychologist and qualified probation officer, who undertakes forensic risk assessments, offence-focused treatment and safeguarding work with sexual offenders and their families. Clark Baim is Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama and Change Point Learning and Development, specialising in the fields of criminal justice, mental health, social work and the voluntary sector. He is a senior trainer in psychodrama psychotherapy and is a registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
About the editors About the contributors Foreword Preface Part I: Introduction 1 An introduction to working with individuals who commit sex offences Part II: Discussion of assessment methods and issues 2 Cognitive sexual interest and aversion: are these `missing links' in sex offender assessment, formulation and intervention? 3 Is some sexual offending underpinned by obsessionality? 4 A contemporary approach to the assessment of risk in sexually abusive youth 5 Understanding normal sexual functioning to assess sexual deviancy Part III: Therapeutic preparation, skills and models 6 Developing more effective interviewing skills with men who commit sexual offences 7 Understanding attachment strategies in adult men who have committed sexual offences: applications of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) 8 Empathy: what is it? Should we treat it? If so, how? 9 Motivating sex offenders to enter and effectively engage in treatment Part IV: Working with different types of offenders 10 The Internet Flow Model and sexual offending 11 Educators who sexually offend 12 Working with sexual offenders with intellectual developmental disabilities 13 Working with sexual offenders with mental health issues Part V: Systems and organisational safety 14 The role of person and place in preventing child sexual abuse 15 Boundary violation in therapeutic work: effects, risk indicators and organisational issues 16 Defining the scope and prevention strategy for addressing child sexual abuse Part VI: Concluding thoughts 17 Future training needs in the sex offending treatment field: five domains of training Index