Understanding, Assessing, & Treating Sexual Offenders: Tools for the Therapist

By Matthew D. Rosenberg, MSW, CSW
Edited by Debra Pawluck, MSW, CSW

Contents

Section One: Essays & Orientation Tools

Compassion and sex offender therapy....................................................3
Dynamics of child molestation as viewed by child molesters.................5
Fear and sexual offending........................................................................8
Fantasy......................................................................................................10
Sex and sexual behavior in the U.S..........................................................12
The sex offender therapist........................................................................15
Sex offender therapy: The therapeutic relationship................................17
Sex offender specific group therapy.........................................................20
Denial and sexual offending......................................................................22
The use of metaphors in sex offender therapy.........................................24
Etiology of deviant and aggressive male behavior...................................26
The importance of the family.....................................................................31
Methods for writing a social history for sex offenders.............................33
Motivational factors associated with child molestation............................35
Training outline...........................................................................................37
Core phases of sex offender therapy.........................................................48
Risk classification and treatment setting...................................................49

Section Two: Assessment Tools

Offense and sexual development history................................................52
Projective story: The boy that?...............................................................58
Projective story: Why me?.......................................................................59
Projective story: I canít believe my eyes................................................60
Word match...............................................................................................62
The Rosenberg historical risk assessment.............................................64
The truth scale..........................................................................................68
Pyramid of importance..............................................................................69
The Rosenberg sexual deviance assessment..........................................71
The Rosenberg sexual deception assessment part I..............................77
The Rosenberg sexual deception assessment part II............................78
The Rosenberg erotic sentence completion............................................81
Incomplete sentences-delinquency..........................................................82
Treatment evaluation scale.....................................................................83
Progress and evaluation scale.................................................................84
Low, moderate, and high-risk victims......................................................85
Victimology scale......................................................................................86

Section Three: Treatment Tools

Sex offender treatment...........................................................................90
Victim empathy........................................................................................94
Feelings, thoughts, & behaviors.............................................................97
Precycle chart of affect, cognition, & behavior......................................98
Feelings, thoughts, & behaviors exercise..............................................99
Feelings, thoughts, & behaviors exercise II.........................................102
Feeling, thinking, & behavior log..........................................................104
Risk assessment scale for clients.........................................................105
Distortions in cognitions........................................................................107
Factors that contribute to sexual abuse................................................108
Self esteem and self perception............................................................110
Stress, fantasies, & masturbation.........................................................113
Triggers...................................................................................................118
Relapse prevention plan.........................................................................120
Letter to yourself....................................................................................129
Autobiography.........................................................................................131
Quiz on fantasies and stress..................................................................134
Quiz on cycle of sexual abuse.................................................................136
Quiz on sexual offense chain..................................................................138
Sex offender treatment test....................................................................140
Sex education quiz..................................................................................145
Sex education quiz II..............................................................................147

Section Four: Terminology, Resources, & References

Terminology/glossary.............................................................................154
Training scenario (profiles & modus operandi)....................................159
Training scenario (victimology).............................................................161
Training scenario (interview & assessment).........................................164
Resources................................................................................................169
Example of social history........................................................................172
Example of treatment plan......................................................................174
References/literature review...................................................................175

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