It is estimated that relapse prevention methods are employed in more than 90% of all North American sex offender treatment programs (of which there are more than 2,000). Comparable statistics are true in most industrialized countries around the world. Over the last decade a great deal has been learned about the treatment of sexual offenders, and particularly about relapse prevention. This sourcebook provides clinicians with the most current, practical information about working with sex offenders to prevent relapse. It reflects the advances and insights of the past decade since the publication of Relapse Prevention with Sex Offenders, focusing on the major reconceptualizations, revisions, and innovations that will chart treatment programs for the first decade of the new millennium.

Do Relapse Prevention Components Enhance Treatment Effectiveness?

Do Relapse Prevention Components Enhance Treatment Effectiveness?

Do relapse prevention components enhance treatment effectiveness?
W. L.Marshall
DanaAndersonQueen's University, Ontario

The application of the principles of relapse prevention (RP) to the treatment of sexual offenders was first derived by Marques (1982) from the work of Marlatt and his colleagues (Marlatt, 1982; Marlatt & ...

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