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Your Personal History

by Steven Sawyer

Your Personal History is a workbook to supplement treatment of sexual abusers. It has been created as a method to get your clients to reflect on and describe their lives. The exercises have been devised to instigate examination of your client's personal history, his relationships, family school and work history, as well as significant events in his life.
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The Road to Freedom

by Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D. and John W. Morin, Ph.D.

The Road to Freedom has been a staple of adult offender treatment for two decades. In this new, fourth edition, the authors have incorporated contemporary theories, models, and evidence-informed best practices for prevention of sexual re-offending, while keeping the structure of the previous edition to allow for easy transition from old to new.
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Getting the Most from Group

by Jerry L. Jennings and Steven Sawyer

Group therapy can be a powerful experience for those in treatment. Getting the Most from Group has been created as a motivational client workbook that supports group-centered treatment for adolescent and adult males. The book complements and augments overall treatment and group work by preparing clients to enter group therapy with hope and even optimism rather than apprehension. It is intended to motivate them to engage sooner and more meaningfully in treatment, especially in the early period of treatment.
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A Compelling Idea How We Become the Persons We Are

by Alan Sroufe

Memoir and science come together in A Compelling Idea to open a window into the personal and professional journey of a “superstar psychologist.”

From the beginning of his academic career, Alan’s motivation to pursue the study of human development was personal. Having been raised in a dysfunctional family, he wanted to know why he had the problems he did and how his mental health could be improved. A Compelling Idea is his personal story of this road to discovery.

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Becoming Who I Want to Be

by David S. Prescott, LICSW & Tyffani Dent, PsyD 

Workbooks based on the Good Lives Model (GLM) of rehabilitation for use with young men and young women (early adolescence into early adulthood) whose behaviors have been problematic in a wide range of areas.

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Becoming the Man I Want to Be

by David S. Prescott, LICSW

With this important new workbook, the Good Lives Model (GLM) can be used for treatment with your adult male clients who require therapy for a wide range of criminal and harmful behaviors.

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by Alissa Ackerman, PhD & Jill Levenson, PhD

Vicarious restorative justice (VRJ) is a practice that allows individuals who have experienced sexual harm to sit face to face with individuals who have perpetrated it. The concept of VRJ is not new, but it has not been utilized for healing from sexual trauma until recently. Healing from Sexual Violence explains what vicarious restorative justice is and how it promotes healing without retraumatizing people.

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Women Who Sexually Abuse

by Franca Cortoni, PhD, CPsych

Dr. Cortoni reviews what we currently know about women who engage in sexual offending behavior and provides best current practices for the assessment, treatment, and management of this population.

The book is a must for anyone working in the field treating women who sexually offend.

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Women in Criminal Justice

by Laura Jakul &
Bobbi Walling

The authors of this book acknowledge that working in criminal justice is challenging for anyone, male or female. They have written this book to help women and male supervisors and colleagues in the field handle the special challenges that may cross their paths. 

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Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents who have sexually offended

by Sue Righthand, PhD & William Murphy, PhD

A single-volume reference with the latest best-practice information on working with adolescents who have sexually harmed.

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Trauma-Informed Care

by Jill Levenson, Gwenda Willis, & David Prescott

In Trauma-Informed Care, readers will become well-versed in the cross-disciplinary research describing the impact of early childhood trauma on cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development. The authors focus on two general skills: 1) case conceptualization and 2) trauma-informed responding. 

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RNR Principles

by Sandy Jung, PhD, RPsych

Dr. Jung summarizes the history of RNR; translates the principles into practice with sexual offenders; and describes what that implementation looks like. Intended for clinicians who wish to optimize therapeutic effectiveness, administrators who seek guidance for the manner in which they must allocate limited resources, and for others who wish to learn practical ways to implement RNR principles in the treatment and management of sex offenders.

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RNR Principles

by Steven Sawyer &
Jerry L. Jennings

Treatment of sexual abusers is commonly practiced in group settings, but all too often is conducted like "individual therapy with an audience." The authors of this book aim to change this paradigm by helping clinicians increase their effectiveness in treatment using the unique power of group relationships and group cohesion to achieve therapeutic growth for individual group members.

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