Safer Society Press joined with editors Steven Mussack and Mark Carich to engage a team of top experts in the field of sexual offender assessment and treatment to create this handbook. The volume provides clinicians with the most current empirically and clinically supported methods for assessing the treatment needs of sexual offenders and providing them with effective treatment. The chapter authors we invited to write about their areas of specialization are respected authorities in the field, and most are also clinicians. Each chapter provides readers with effective tools they can directly apply to their clinical work. With 16 information-filled chapters, and two practical appendices, the handbook is a must-have reference for any professional working with adult sex offenders. (2014)
PDF versions of Handbook Chapters are also available. See after the video section on this page.
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This is not a book to read. This is not a book for your bookshelf. This is a book to keep on your desk and refer to repeatedly in order to educate yourself or train staff on the current best practices in working with adult sex offenders. It is useful both for veterans and for newcomers to the field. Top contributors, clear and friendly writing style, core topics, over 1,000 references, index. Having this book available is the next best thing to having immediate consultation access to the 25 expert authors. Weaves together theory, research and practice. Ranges from program philosophy and culture to practical therapist style and tactics. Includes information on newer areas such as trauma informed care and feedback informed treatment. The authors and editors have packed into 444 pages the most influential current thinking in the field of adult sex offender treatment, making this many books in one. If you work with adult sex offenders and are committed to doing it well, this Handbook offers page after page of invaluable assistance.
Tom Tobin, Ph.D.
California Sex Offender Management Board Member
Treatment program administrator