The Good Lives Model (GLM) has become a popular approach to the treatment of people who sexually abuse; however, substantial variation has been observed in its practical application. This four-hour online training focuses on how programs and therapists can best integrate the GLM into treatment with persons who have sexually abused. It is suitable for treatment providers and program administrators working in prison, civil commitment, and community-based settings who wish to integrate the GLM. Preliminary research suggests that, integrated appropriately, the GLM offers potential for improving outcomes of treatment programs that follow a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach and that operate according to the Risk, Need, and Responsivity (RNR) principles. For example, research suggests that the GLM’s focus on engaging clients in the treatment process enhances treatment engagement, an important element of program effectiveness. However, misguided or otherwise poor application of the GLM in practice could increase the very risk treatment is designed to prevent and manage. The presenters have assisted programs around the world (for example, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Norway, North America, Germany, Italy, and Namibia) in integrating the GLM.
This online training provides practitioners and others with information as to how to translate and integrate the GLM into practice in the overall structure, content, and process of sexual offending treatment, and illustrates key assessment and treatment strategies. The webinar provides an overview of GLM-based assessment and intervention planning and describes the module or phase-based structure of a RNR/CBT treatment program using the model. Lastly, the online training addresses how typical program modules targeting dynamic risk factors such as sexual and general self-regulation can be developed and integrated using a GLM approach.
1) How the Good Lives Model (GLM) fits with the principles of risk, need, and responsivity
2) The GLM “primary Human Goods” (also known as “common life goals”)
3) The GLM goods most often implicated in offending
4) Obstacles to implementing a good life plan
5) Case formulation and assessment using the GLM