The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities

The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities : A Practice Workbook

By (author) William R. Lindsay

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A practical treatment manual, specifically developed for use with offenders who have intellectual disabilities, which will help clinicians to prepare and run therapeutic group sessions as part of an offender rehabilitation programme. Traditional methods and techniques have been modified so that they can be used with offenders with developmental disabilities Looks at topics such as disclosure, dealing with cognitive distortions, the cycle of offending, victim awareness, pathways to offending and non-offending and relapse prevention As well as CBT, new initiatives in offender rehabilitation, such as self-regulation and the Good Lives Model (GLM), are covered

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 174 x 244 x 22mm | 639.56g
  • 02 Jun 2009
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Workbook
  • 0470062029
  • 9780470062029
  • 206,078

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William R. Lindsay, PhD , is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead Clinician in Scotland and Head of Research for Castlebeck Care, Darlington, UK. He is also Chair of Learning Disabilities and Forensic Psychology at the University of Abertay, Dundee. Previously he was a consultant psychologist in the State Hospital, Scotland with responsibilities for intellectual disabilities and mainstream sex offender treatment. He is currently associate editor for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities and the Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is also on the editorial board for the British Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Psychology and Law .

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"Each chapter is made up of a series of exercises in which specific group activities are described in detail, frequently including examples of dialog that might occur during the exercise to illustrate the focus of the session." ( PsycCRITIQUES , March 2010)

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"The Treatment of Sex Offenders with Developmental Disabilities: A Practice Workbook" is based on the treatment manual developed by William R. Lindsay for working with offenders with developmental disabilities in community settings and modified for use with offenders in maximum-security settings. The book is organised into modules, which include: Practical advice on how to develop group dynamics and encourage participant ownership Topics such as disclosure, dealing with cognitive distortions, the cycle of offending, victim awareness, pathways to offending and non-offending and relapse prevention Guidance on how to set up role plays, how to present material effectively and how to motivate the group Coverage of new initiatives in offender rehabilitation such as self-regulation and GLM, as well as CBT

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