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Applying the Good Lives and Self Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment

Applying the Good Lives and Self Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment


  • Author(s): Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D., R.D. Psych David Prescott, LICSW Tony Ward, Ph.D., DipClinPsyc
  • ISBN: 978-1-884444-87-6
  • Pages, Binding: 320 pages, paper
  • Audience: Professionals

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Both veteran clinicians and clinicians new to the field will find this to be a valuable asset. This is a must read for anyone who truly wants to be effective in working with sexual offenders. - ATSA Forum Review

Here for the first time is a comprehensive guide to integrating the Good Lives and Self-Regulation models into a sex offender treatment program. The authors present the two models as a combined program to achieve two goals with offenders: building a lifestyle incompatible with offending and effectively managing risk. This book is a thorough, step-by-step guide that first lays the groundwork with the fundamentals, continues with sections on assessment and treatment, and wraps up with post-treatment maintenance and supervision.

A practical, common-sense guide written specifically for clinicians from the leading Good Lives experts, this is a book that should be part of the library of everyone who treats or manages sex offenders.


Part I - Introduction
1. Introduction and Use of Manual
2. Fundamentals of Sexual Offender Treatment
3. Motivation and Effective Client Engagement
4. Fundamentals of the Good Lives, Self-Regulation, & Integrated Models

Part II - Assessment And Treatment Planning
5. Assessment of Good Lives
6. Assessment of Self-Regulation Model
7. Integrating Assessment
8:. Developing a Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Part III - Treatment
9. Treatment using the Integrated Good Lives/Self-Regulation Model
10. Offense Progression I: Personal History
11. Offense Progression II: Offense Disclosure
12. Treatment Methods According to Self-Regulation Pathway
13. Developing an Integrated Good Lives/Self-Regulation Plan

Part IV - Post-Treatment Maintenance & Supervision
14. Post-Treatment Maintenance and Supervision

About the Authors

Pamela M. Yates, Ph.D., has worked as a clinician and researcher in various capacities with adults and youth, including sexual offenders, violent offenders, individuals with substance abuse problems, and victims of violence, and has developed accredited offender treatment programs. Her research and publications include offender rehabilitation, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders, program evaluation, risk assessment, treatment effectiveness, psychopathy, and sexual sadism. She has written extensively on the Self-Regulation and Good Lives Models of sexual offender intervention.

David Prescott, LICSW, is currently Clinical Director of the Becket Programs of Maine, having previously served as Clinical Director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake and as Treatment Assessment Director of the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Wisconsin. Mr. Prescott is the author and editor of seven books on working with sexual offenders of all ages, and is a Past President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

Tony Ward, Ph.D., DipClinPsyc, is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology and Head of Department at Victoria University of New Zealand. His research interests include offender cognition, reintegration and desistance, ethical issues in forensic psychology, and evolutionary approaches to understanding human behavior. He has authored over 280 academic publications and his latest book (coauthored with Richard Laws) is Desisting from Sex Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys (Guilford,  October 2010).

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