Stages of Accomplishment, 2nd Edition

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Stages of Accomplishment is a set of four interrelated workbooks  by Phil Rich that assist in the treatment of sexually abusive or sexually troubled adolescents. Building from simpler ideas to more complex and richer concepts, the workbooks take young people through a series of guided exercises that touch on many of the most significant elements of treatment.

The second edition of Stages retains the same character as the first, but with a change in language to reflect contemporary thoughts and ideas, a greater focus on adverse childhood experiences and a trauma-informed approach, and a greater focus on rehabilitation, strengths, and planning for success, with new material and chapters.

Stage 1 an Introduction to Treatment

Focuses upon basic concepts and sets the foundation for the workbooks that follow.
New to the 2nd Edition: Strength-based rehabilitation as a key goal of treatment.

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Stage 2
Understanding Yourself

Helps youth focus upon and understand emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and thinking errors.
New to the 2nd Edition: A chapter on trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

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Stage 3
Understanding Dysfunctional Behavior

Identifies and works through behavioral cycles, safe behavior, and relapse prevention.
New to the 2nd Edition: The relapse prevention plan has been recast as safe behavior plan.

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Stage 4
Hitting The Target: Making Change Permanent

Addresses empathy, victim awareness, community service, communication skills, and healthy relationships.
New to the 2nd Edition: A new chapter on planning for success.

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Augmenting individualized treatment, the workbooks are designed to be used in community-based or residential care settings. The accompanying Clinician’s Manual (available as a free PDF) will help guide therapists in their use of the workbooks, and includes supplemental tests to ensure retention of learning.

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Available Individually or in sets

The Stages of Accomplishment workbooks can be purchased individually or you can purchase them in sets of four at a savings of $16.00 per set. 

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About the Author

Phil Rich has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families for more than 40 years, and sees sexually troubled youths in just the same way as all the other children and adolescents with whom he has worked-as valuable, important, and capable young people on a path that can lead to success and satisfaction, even though there are pitfalls along the way. It is the support, encouragement, guidance, and belief in their capacities, and in them, that often makes the difference. Phil presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, and is the author of several books that address the assessment and treatment of young people who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior.