Description

Juvenile sex offender therapy has changed markedly since it emerged in the 1980s. Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders provides therapists with a summary of evidence-based practice with this population, including working with comorbid conditions and developmental disabilities. It provides tools for use in assessment, case formulation, and treatment, and includes forms, checklists, and exercises.

The intended audience is practitioners engaged in the assessment and treatment of juveniles whose sexual interests and/or behaviors are statistically non-normative and/or problematic. Readers will find a chapter on academic assessment and intervention, a domain frequently not covered by texts in this field.

Key Features

  • Identifies evidence-based treatment practice specifically for juveniles
  • Provides tools for assessment, case formulation, and treatment
  • Covers treatment in comorbid conditions or developmental disabilities
  • Contains forms, checklists, and client exercises for use in practice

Readership

Clinical practitioners treating juvenile sex offenders, forensic psychologists.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

Reference

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Informed Consent or Assent for Assessment, Treatment and Releases of Information

Informed Consent as an Ethical and Legal Obligation

Key Elements of Informed Consent

Who Can Give Informed Consent for a Minor?

Informed Consent as Recognition of Fundamental Fairness and Dignity

Appendix

Summary of informed consent/limits of confidentiality form for records (Stevens Treatment Programs, Swansea MA)

Sample Informed Consent for Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behavior

Bibliography and resources

Chapter 2. Assessment of Dynamic Treatment Targets for Juveniles Who Sexually Offend

Introduction

Critical Perspective on Risk Assessment of JSOs

Types of Assessments

Treatment Domains Related to Risk

Summary and Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Penile Plethysmography

What is Penile Plethysmography (PPG)?

Why Use PPG?

What about Females?

Using PPG with Adolescents versus Adults

The Development and Use of PPG

The Evolution of PPG

PPG: Stimulus Characteristics

The Impact of Sexual Experience on PPG Evaluations

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124059481
Electronic ISBN:
9780124059252

About the editors

William T. O'Donohue

William O’Donohue, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada Reno. He has published over 70 books and 200 journal articles. He has directed a free treatment program for twenty years for children who have been sexually abused and adults who have been sexually assaulted.

Daniel Bromberg

Daniel Bromberg, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Director of Special Psychological Services, LLC. He is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York State. He is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Bromberg’s primary interest is in assessing and providing evidence-based treatment to individuals displaying sexual behavioral problems. He works with children displaying sexual behavioral problems, adolescent sex offenders, and adult offenders, some of whom are supervised by the Sex Offender Management Unit of the New Jersey State Parole Board. In addition, he provides a range of assessment and treatment services regarding child maltreatment. Before launching Special Psychological Services, LLC, Dr. Bromberg’s employment experience included working as a psychologist in a juvenile secure care facility, working as a staff psychologist at a regional diagnostic and treatment center for child abuse and neglect, and working as a school psychologist with children and adolescents displaying severe behavioral problems.

Reviews

"...steeped in the assessment and intervention of those sexual tendencies and behaviors deemed problematic...substantially aid the therapist in the trenches of clinical work with adolescents and children."--New Jersey Psychologist

"...steeped in the assessment and intervention of those sexual tendencies and behaviors deemed problematic...substantially aid the therapist in the trenches of clinical work with adolescents and children."- New Jersey Psychologist

"Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality and Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders represent highly useful resources for the myriad of youth sexual behaviors and tendencies. Whereas the former provides solid data on the range of sexual tendencies and thus allows for the understanding of normative and non-normative juvenile sexuality, the latter is steeped in the assessment and intervention of those sexual tendencies and behaviors deemed problematic. Although both texts are geared towards the criminal side of youth sexuality, they are not monolithically so, with each offering ample information on working with children and adolescent sexual themes, regardless of their forensic status. Whether used together or individually, Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality and Toolkit for Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders substantially aid the therapist in the trenches of clinical work with adolescents and children." –Anthony F. Tasso, New Jersey Psychologist, 65, 1, 47-48