Transforming Treatment for People Who Have Sexually Abused
by Jill Levenson, Gwenda Willis & David Prescott
In this book, 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. Readers will be able to define principles of trauma-informed care, identify its essential components, and conceptualize cases through a perspective informed by trauma research. The goal is to help clinicians working with sex offenders transform their interventions to a collaborative and dynamic, process-oriented approach that uses the therapeutic encounter as a corrective emotional experience. And, ultimately, more effective treatment.The book is filled with case studies and examples to illustrate the concepts.